Patrick Kealey, MD


Professor of Surgery  - Acute Care Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 0091 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-3221



BA, Natural Science, University of Iowa
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MS, Pharmacology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Internship, University of Minnesota
Fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support
Certified, Fundamental Critical Care Support, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Board Certified, Critical Care, American Board of Critical Care
Surgical Critical Care Certificate of Added Qualifications
Board Certified, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Research Summary

Dr. Kealey has participated in a number of research projects at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics, more specifically geared toward the burn patient. He has been a PI in projects such as Efficacy of Burn Patient Pressure Garment Therapy sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. He has also been instrumental in the Establishment of a Burn Survivor Outcomes Database using two health status questionnaires funded by the UI Injury Prevention Research Center. Another project of interest included Randomized Controlled Paired Within-Patient Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Dermagraft Transitional Covering (Dermagraft TC) in Patients Requiring a Temporary Covering for Deep-Partial or Full-Thickness Thermal or Chemical Burn Injuries funded by the Advanced Tissue Sciences.

Selected Publications

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Kealey P, Wibbenmeyer  L, Sevier  A, Liao  J, Latenser  B, Lewis  R.  Evaluation of the Usefulness of Two Established Pain Assessment Tools in a Burn Population.  Journal of Burn Care & Research.  2011 January. 

Kealey P, Williams I, Sevier  , Wibbenmeyer  L.  The Impact of Opiod Administration on Resuscitation Volumes in Thermally Injured Patients.  J Burn Care Res.  2010. 31(1):48-56.

Kealey P, Thomsen  , Choi  K, Light  T.  Long-term Outcomes of Patients with Necrotizing Fascitis.  Journal of Burn Care & Research.  2010 January. 31(1):93-99.

Kealey P, Hayek  , Wibbenmeyer  L, Williams  , Oral  , Onwauameze  , Light  T, Latenser   , Lewis 2nd R.  The Efficacy of Hair Urine Toxicology Screening on the Detection of Child Abuse by Burning.  J Burn Care res.  2009 June 5. 

Kealey P, Wells  S, Barillo  .  Study Proposals for Inhaled Gases.  Journal of Burn Care & Research.  2009 January. 30(1):154-55.

Kealey P, Burke  B, Lewis  R, Latenser  B, Chung  J, Willoughby , Wibbenmeyer  .  Methamphetamine-Related Burns in the Cornbelt.  Journal of Burn Care & Research.  2008. 29(4):574-579.

Kealey P, Light  T, Zabell  J, Nashelsky  , Thomsen  T, Alpen  M.  Rural versus Urban Trauma: Demographic Influences on Autopsy Rates.  Journal of Surgical Research, In Press. 

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