Mark A. Carlson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

CarlsonProfessor, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy (courtesy)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Staff Surgeon
Phone: 402-559-7182
Fax: 402-559-7750

VA Nebraska Western-Iowa Health Care System
Surgery 112, VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: 402-995-5371
Fax: 402-977-5672

Curriculum Vitae

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Wound Healing at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy (courtesy)

Clinical Interests:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Antireflux Surgery
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
Biliary Disease

Technology Interests:
Surgical Instrument Development (Minimally Invasive and Open Surgery)
Synthetic Surgical Mesh for Hernia Surgery
Hemostatic Devices for Emergency and Elective Surgery

Research Interests:

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Recent Publications (full text available at

  • Carlson MA, Haddad BG, Weis AJ, Blackwood CS, Shelton CD, Wuerth ME, Walter JD, Spiegel PC Jr.  Ribosomal protein L7/L12 is required for GTPase translation factors EF-G, RF3, and IF2 to bind in their GTP state to 70S ribosomes.  FEBS J. 2017 Mar 25.  Abstract
  • Chen S, Ge L, Mueller A, Carlson MA,Teusink MJ, Shuler FD, Xie J.  Twisting electrospun nanofiber fine strips into functional sutures for sustained co-delivery of gentamicin and silver.  Nanomedicine.2017 Feb 6;13(4):1435-1445.  Abstract
  • Hall DE, Arya S, Schmid KK, Carlson MA, Lavedan P, Bailey TL, Purviance G, Bockman T, Lynch TG, Johanning JM.  Association of a Frailty Screening Initiative With Postoperative Survival at 30, 180, and 365 Days. JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 1;152(3):233-240.  Abstract 
  • Hall DE, Arya S, Schmid KK, Blaser C, Carlson MA, Bailey TL, Purviance G, Bockman T, Lynch TG, Johanning J.  Development and Initial Validation of the Risk Analysis Index for Measuring Frailty in Surgical Populations.  JAMA Surg. 2017 Feb 1;152(2):175-182.  Abstract
  • Guenther TM, Coker TJ, Chen SI, Carlson MA.  Military Medicine Interest Groups in U.S. Medical Schools.  Mil Med. 2016 Nov;181(11):e1449-e1454.  Abstract
  • Jiang J, Li Z, Wang H, Wang Y, Carlson MA, Teusink MJ, MacEwan MR, Gu L, Xie J.  Expanded 3D Nanofiber Scaffolds: Cell Penetration, Neovascularization, and Host Response.  Adv Healthc Mater. 2016 Dec;5(23):2993-3003.  Abstract
  • Yanala UR, Reidelberger RD, Thompson JS, Shostrom VK, Carlson MA.   Effect of proximal versus distal 50% enterectomy on nutritional parameters in rats preconditioned with a high-fat diet or regular chow.  Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 27;5:17331.  Abstract
  • Chao J, Dai X, Peña T, Doyle DA, Guenther TM, Carlson MA.  MCPIP1 Regulates Fibroblast Migration in 3-D Collagen Matrices Downstream of MAP Kinases and NF-κB.  J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Dec;135(12):2944-54.  Abstract
  • Healey JS, Brambatti M, Gold MR, Morillo CA, Capucci A, Muto C, Lau CP, Van Gelder IC, Hohnloser SH, Carlson MA, Fain E, Nakamya J, Mairesse GH, Halytska M, Deng WQ, Israel CW, Connolly SJ; ASSERT Investigators. Response to letter regarding article "Temporal relationship between subclinical atrial fibrillation and embolic events".  Circulation. 2015 Feb 3;131(5):e337-8.  Abstract 
  • Yanala UR, Johanning JM, Pipinos II, Larsen G, Velander WH, Carlson MA. Development of a fatal noncompressible truncal hemorrhage model with combined hepatic and portal venous injury in normothermic normovolemic swine. PLOS ONE 2014;9:e108293.  Abstract
  • Carlson MA, Calcaterra J, Johanning JM, Pipinos IP, Cordes CC, Velander WH. A totally recombinant human fibrin sealant. J Surg Res 2014;187:334-342.  Abstract
  • Chao C, Peña T, Heimann DG, Hansen C, Doyle DA, Yanala UR, Guenther TM, Carlson MA. Expression of green fluorescent protein in human foreskin fibroblasts for use in 2D and 3D culture models. Wound Rep Regen 2014;22:134-140.Carlson MA, Smith LM, Cordes CC,
  • Carlson MASmith LMCordes CMChao JEudy JD.  Attachment-regulated signaling networks in the fibroblast-populated 3D collagen matrix. Sci Rep 2013;3:1880.  Abstract
  • Calcaterra J, Van Cott KE, Butler SP, Gil GC, Germano M, van Keen HA, Nelson K, Forsberg EJ, Carlson MA, Velander WH. A recombinant human fibrinogen that produces thick fibrin fibers with increased wound adhesion and clot density. Biomacromolecules 2013;14:169-178.  Abstract
  • Carlson MA.  Comment on "prospective randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hybrid natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.  Surg Endosc. 2013 Oct;27(10):3929-30.  Abstract