Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

fabiaNationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205-2664
614-722-3910

Specialty interests: General surgery in children and adolescents, burn and trauma management

Research interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, trauma

General research:
 Renata B. Fabia, MD, PhD, is the director for the burn program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of clinical surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is a member of the American Burn Association and International Society for Burn Injuries, and involved in burn-related research. Dr. Fabia conducts a weekly outpatient clinic for children with burn injuries and provides direct care for the inpatient burn and trauma patients, as well as general surgery patients on the Pediatric Surgical Service.

Education:

MD: Silesian University School of Medicine, Katowice, Poland, 1985
PhD: Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 1993
Specialty Training: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children's bio


Local, national and international presentations

Rumpf, R.W., Rajab, A., Ray, W.C., and Fabia, R. Comparison of the Lund and Browder TBSA Table vs CT Scan Computerized 3D Body Surface Area Estimations for a Pediatric Population.  Oral. North American Burn Society 34th Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, WY, January 16-21, 2016

Thakkar RK, Giles S, Capello T, Fabia R. Safety and Efficacy of Uninterrupted Perioperative Enteral Feeding in Pediatric Burn Patients. Poster. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 3-6, 2016

Nagpal A, Moore-Clingenpeel M, Thakkar RK, Fabia R, Lutmer J. Over-Resuscitation Following Acute Pediatric Burn Injury and Impact on Outcomes.  Poster. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 3-6, 2016

Talbot L, Fabia R, Kenney B, Groner J, Thakkar RK. Outcomes and Infectious Complications Associated with the use of 5% Albumin as a Resuscitative Fluid in Pediatric Severe Burn Patients. Central Ohio Trauma Research Symposium, May 10th, 2016, Columbus, OH

Talbot L., Fabia R., Groner J., Thakkar R., Kenney B. Early Fluid Overresuscitation Patterns in Severe Pediatric Burn Injuries and Influence on Outcomes. Oral. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 75th Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI, September 14-17, 2016

Talbot LJ, Fabia R, Kenney B, Groner J, Thakkar R. Association of Early Resuscitation with 5% Albumin Solution and Late Infectious Complications in Pediatric Severe Burn Patients.  Poster The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 75th Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI, September 14-17, 2016

 Talbot LJ, Fabia R, Groner J, Kenney B, Thakkar R. Fever Trends and Utility of Early Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Therapy in Pediatric Severe Burn Patients.  Poster The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 75th Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI, September 14-17, 2016

Johnson M, Thakkar RK, Diefenbach K, Kenney B, Hogan M, Fabia R. Simultaneous Internal and External Chemical Injury in a Child. Poster. 44th Annual Eastern Great Lakes Conference, September 30, 2016, Akron, OH

VerLee S, Buchanan L, Giles S, Groner J, Thakkar RK, Fabia R. Perceived Stress Response in Caregivers Following Pediatric Burn Injury. 44th Annual Eastern Great Lakes Conference, September 30, 2016, Akron, OH

Peer reviewed journal articles

Johnson S, Shi J, Xiang H, Groner JI, Thakkar RK, Fabia R, Besner GE, Wheeler KK. Factors Associated with Inter-Facility Transfer of Pediatric Burn Patients in U.S. Emergency Departments. Burns, accepted 2016, June 17. doi:  10.1016/j.burns.2016.06.024

Publications

Odar,Cathleen; Kirschman,Keri,JBrown; Pelley,Terri,J; Butz,Catherine; Besner,Gail,E; Fabia,Renata,B. 2013. Prevalence and Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress in Parents of Young Children Postburn.  JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH. Vol. 34, no. 3. (May 1): 299-306-299-306

Odar,Cathleen; Kirschman,Keri,JBrown; Pelley,Terri,J; Butz,Catherine; Besner,Gail,E; Fabia,Renata,B. 2013. Prevalence and Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress in Parents of Young Children Postburn.  JOURNAL OF BURN CARE & RESEARCH. Vol. 34, no. 3. (May): 299-306

Rocourt,Dorothy,V; Hall,Mark; Kenney,Brian,D; Fabia,Renata; Groner,Jonathan,I; Besner,Gail,E. 2011. Respiratory failure after pediatric scald injury. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 9. (September 1): 1753-1758-1753-1758

Rocourt,Dorothy,V; Hall,Mark; Kenney,Brian,D; Fabia,Renata; Groner,Jonathan,I; Besner,Gail,E. 2011. Respiratory failure after pediatric scald injury. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 9. (September): 1753-1758

Nthumba,P, Fabia R. 2011. Burns. In Pediatric Surgery. In A Comprehensive Text for Africia. Columbus: Global Help Publications

Nthumba,P, Fabia R. 2011. Burns. In Pediatric Surgery. In A Comprehensive Text for Africia

Askegard-Giesmann,Johanna,R; Besner,Gail,E; Fabia,Renata; Caniano,Donna,A; Preston,Thomas; Kenney,Brian,D. 2010. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a lifesaving modality in the treatment of pediatric patients with burns and respiratory failure. In 61st Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Pediatrics

Askegard-Giesmann JR; Besner GE; Fabia R; Caniano DA; Preston T; Kenney BD. 2010. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a lifesaving modality in the treatment of pediatric patients with burns and respiratory failure.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 45, no. 6. (June 1): 1330-1330

Askegard-Giesmann,Johanna,R; Besner,Gail,E; Fabia,Renata; Caniano,Donna,A; Preston,Thomas; Kenney,Brian,D. 2010. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a lifesaving modality in the treatment of pediatric patients with burns and respiratory failure. In 61st Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Pediatrics

Askegard-Giesmann JR; Besner GE; Fabia R; Caniano DA; Preston T; Kenney BD. 2010. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a lifesaving modality in the treatment of pediatric patients with burns and respiratory failure.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 45, no. 6. (June): e1330

Fabia RB; Arthur LG 3rd; Phillips A; Galantowicz ME; Caniano DA. 2009. Complete bilateral tracheobronchial disruption in a child with blunt chest trauma.  The Journal Of Trauma. Vol. 66, no. 5. (May 1): 1478-1478

Fabia RB; Arthur LG 3rd; Phillips A; Galantowicz ME; Caniano DA. 2009. Complete bilateral tracheobronchial disruption in a child with blunt chest trauma.  The Journal Of Trauma. Vol. 66, no. 5. (May): e1478

Fabia R; Groner JI. 2009. Advances in the care of children with burns.  Advances In Pediatrics. Vol. 56, no. January: e219

Fabia, R., Groner J. 2009. Advances in the Care of Burned Children. In Advances in Pediatrics. not available: Elsevier

Fabia R; Groner JI. 2009. Advances in the care of children with burns.  Advances In Pediatrics. Vol. 56, no. January 1: 219-219

Fabia, R., Teich, S. 2008. Interventions for Appendiceal Complications. In Reoperative Pediatric Surgery. Totawa, NJ: Humana Press

Fabia, R., Teich, S. 2008. Interventions for Appendiceal Complications. In Reoperative Pediatric Surgery

Paddock HN; Fabia R; Giles S; Hayes J; Lowell W; Besner GE. 2007. A silver impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital length of stay for pediatric patients with burns.  Journal Of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication Of The American Burn Association. Vol. 28, no. 3. (May): e409

2007. A silver impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital length of stay for pediatric patients with burns.  J Burn Care Res. Vol. 28, no. 3. (May 1)

2007. A silver-impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients.  Journal of pediatric surgery. Vol. 42, no. 1. (January 1)

Paddock HN; Fabia R; Giles S; Hayes J; Lowell W; Adams D; Besner GE. 2007. A silver-impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 42, no. 1. (January 1): 211-211

Paddock,Heather,N; Fabia,Renata; Giles,Shelia; Hayes,John; Lowell,Wendi; Adams,Dawn; Besner,Gail,E. 2007. A silver-impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients. In 37th Annual Meeting of the American-Pediatric-Surgical-Association

Paddock HN; Fabia R; Giles S; Hayes J; Lowell W; Adams D; Besner GE. 2007. A silver-impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 42, no. 1. (January): e211

Paddock,Heather,N; Fabia,Renata; Giles,Shelia; Hayes,John; Lowell,Wendi; Adams,Dawn; Besner,Gail,E. 2007. A silver-impregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients. In 37th Annual Meeting of the American-Pediatric-Surgical-Association

Fabia, R., Giles, S. 2006.  Critical Measures. Vol. 7, no. 2. (January): 6-7

Fabia, R., Giles, S. 2006. Please update record with Title.  Critical Measures. Vol. 7, no. 2. (January 1): 6-7-6-7

Fabia R; Levy MF; Testa G; Obiekwe S; Goldstein RM; Husberg BS; Gonwa TA; Klintmalm GB. 1998. Colon carcinoma in patients undergoing liver transplantation.  American Journal Of Surgery. Vol. 176, no. 3. (September): e265

Fabia R; Levy MF; Testa G; Obiekwe S; Goldstein RM; Husberg BS; Gonwa TA; Klintmalm GB. 1998. Colon carcinoma in patients undergoing liver transplantation.  American Journal Of Surgery. Vol. 176, no. 3. (September 1): 265-265

1998. De novo hepatitis C in children after liver transplantation.  Transplantation. Vol. 66, no. 3. (August 15)

Travis DL; Fabia R; Netto GG; Husberg BS; Goldstein RM; Klintmalm GB; Levy MF. 1998. Protection by cyclosporine A against normothermic liver ischemia-reperfusion in pigs.  The Journal Of Surgical Research. Vol. 75, no. 2. (March): e116

Fabia,R; Levy,M,F; Crippin,J; Tillery,W; Netto,G,J; Aguanno,J; Dysert,P; Goldstein,R,M; Husberg,B,S; Gonwa,T,A; Klintmalm,G,B. 1998. De novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation: Source of disease, incidence, and impact. In 14th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Physicians

Fabia R; Levy MF; Crippin J; Tillery W; Netto GJ; Aguanno J; Dysert P; Goldstein RM; Husberg BS; Gonwa TA; Klintmalm GB. 1998. De novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation: source of disease, incidence, and impact.  Liver Transplantation And Surgery: Official Publication Of The American Association For The Study Of Liver Diseases And The International Liver Transplantation Society. Vol. 4, no. 2. (March): e119

Fabia,R; Levy,M,F; Crippin,J; Tillery,W; Netto,G,J; Aguanno,J; Dysert,P; Goldstein,R,M; Husberg,B,S; Gonwa,T,A; Klintmalm,G,B. 1998. De novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation: Source of disease, incidence, and impact. In 14th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Transplant-Physicians

Fabia R; Levy MF; Crippin J; Tillery W; Netto GJ; Aguanno J; Dysert P; Goldstein RM; Husberg BS; Gonwa TA; Klintmalm GB. 1998. De novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation: source of disease, incidence, and impact.  Liver Transplantation And Surgery: Official Publication Of The American Association For The Study Of Liver Diseases And The International Liver Transplantation Society. Vol. 4, no. 2. (March 1): 119-119

Travis DL; Fabia R; Netto GG; Husberg BS; Goldstein RM; Klintmalm GB; Levy MF. 1998. Protection by cyclosporine A against normothermic liver ischemia-reperfusion in pigs.  The Journal Of Surgical Research. Vol. 75, no. 2. (March 1): 116-116

Fabia, R. 1998. J.Ped. Bellinger LL; Fabia R; Husberg BS. 1997. Meal patterns prior to and following liver transplantation in rats.  Physiology & Behavior. Vol. 62, no. 3. (September 1): 525-525

Bellinger LL; Fabia R; Husberg BS. 1997. Meal patterns prior to and following liver transplantation in rats.  Physiology & Behavior. Vol. 62, no. 3. (September): e525

Fabia R; Travis DL; Levy MF; Husberg BS; Goldstein RM; Klintmalm GB. 1997. Effect of pentoxifylline on hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury.  Surgery. Vol. 121, no. 5. (May 1): 520-520

Fabia R; Travis DL; Levy MF; Husberg BS; Goldstein RM; Klintmalm GB. 1997. Effect of pentoxifylline on hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury.  Surgery. Vol. 121, no. 5. (May): e520

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab; Willén R; Marklund S; Andersson R. 1996. The role of transient mucosal ischemia in acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat.  The Journal Of Surgical Research. Vol. 63, no. 2. (July 1): 406-406

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab; Willén R; Marklund S; Andersson R. 1996. The role of transient mucosal ischemia in acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat.  The Journal Of Surgical Research. Vol. 63, no. 2. (July): e406

Ar'Rajab A; Dawidson I; Fabia R. 1996. Reperfusion injury.  New Horizons (Baltimore, Md.). Vol. 4, no. 2. (May 1): 224-224

Ar'Rajab A; Dawidson I; Fabia R. 1996. Reperfusion injury.  New Horizons (Baltimore, Md.). Vol. 4, no. 2. (May): e224

Fabia, R., Ar'Rajab, A., A., Dawidson. 1996

Drazkiewicz, M., Fabia, R. 1996. Ulcerative colitis. Diagnostic and theraputic problems. Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny. Vol. 6, no. 68. (January 1): 616-621-616-621

Drazkiewicz, M., Fabia, R. 1996. Ulcerative colitis. Diagnostic and theraputic problems. Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny. Vol. 6, no. 68. (January): 616-621

Fabia, R., Ar'Rajab, A., A., Dawidson. 1996. Please update record with Title

Fabia, R., Levy, M.F., Travis, D.L., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S., Klintmalm, G.B. 1995. The effect of Cyclosporine A pretreatment on porcine hepatic ischemia followed by reperfusion. Surgical Forum

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Brattsand R; Erlansson M; Svensjö E. 1994. Topical anticolitic efficacy and selectivity of the glucocorticoid budesonide in a new model of acetic acid-induced acute colitis in the rat.  Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Vol. 8, no. 4. (August 1): 433-433

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Brattsand R; Erlansson M; Svensjö E. 1994. Topical anticolitic efficacy and selectivity of the glucocorticoid budesonide in a new model of acetic acid-induced acute colitis in the rat.  Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Vol. 8, no. 4. (August): e433

Fabia, R. 1994. Please update record with Title.  Letter to the editor: Aliment. Parmacol. Ther. 1994

Fabia, R. 1994. Letter to the editor: Aliment. Parmacol. Ther. 1994

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Andersson R; Bengmark S. 1993. Effect of putative phospholipase A2 inhibitors on acetic acid-induced acute colitis in the rat.  The British Journal Of Surgery. Vol. 80, no. 9. (September 1): 1199-1199

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Andersson R; Bengmark S. 1993. Effect of putative phospholipase A2 inhibitors on acetic acid-induced acute colitis in the rat.  The British Journal Of Surgery. Vol. 80, no. 9. (September): e1199

Fabia,R; ARRAJAB,A; Willen,R; Brattsand,R; Erlansson,M; Svensjo,E. 1993. EFFECT OF LOCAL AND SYSTEMIC TREATMENT WITH BUDESONIDE ON ACETIC-ACID INDUCED COLITIS IN THE RAT

Fabia,R; ARRAJAB,A; Willen,R; Brattsand,R; Erlansson,M; Svensjo,E. 1993. EFFECT OF LOCAL AND SYSTEMIC TREATMENT WITH BUDESONIDE ON ACETIC-ACID INDUCED COLITIS IN THE RAT

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Johansson ML; Willén R; Andersson R; Molin G; Bengmark S. 1993. The effect of exogenous administration of Lactobacillus reuteri R2LC and oat fiber on acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat.  Scandinavian Journal Of Gastroenterology. Vol. 28, no. 2. (February 1): 155-155

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Johansson ML; Willén R; Andersson R; Molin G; Bengmark S. 1993. The effect of exogenous administration of Lactobacillus reuteri R2LC and oat fiber on acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat.  Scandinavian Journal Of Gastroenterology. Vol. 28, no. 2. (February): e155

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Johansson ML; Andersson R; Willén R; Jeppsson B; Molin G; Bengmark S. 1993. Impairment of bacterial flora in human ulcerative colitis and experimental colitis in the rat.  Digestion. Vol. 54, no. 4. (January): e248

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Johansson ML; Andersson R; Willén R; Jeppsson B; Molin G; Bengmark S. 1993. Impairment of bacterial flora in human ulcerative colitis and experimental colitis in the rat.  Digestion. Vol. 54, no. 4. (January 1): 248-248

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Andersson R; Ahrén B; Larsson K; Bengmark S. 1992. Effects of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositol on acetic-acid-induced colitis in the rat.  Digestion. Vol. 53, no. 1-2. (January 1): 35-35

Fabia R; Willén R; Ar'Rajab A; Andersson R; Ahrén B; Bengmark S. 1992. Acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat: a reproducible experimental model for acute ulcerative colitis.  European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische 
Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes. Vol. 24, no. 4. (January 1): 211-211

Fabia R; Ar'Rajab A; Willén R; Andersson R; Ahrén B; Larsson K; Bengmark S. 1992. Effects of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositol on acetic-acid-induced colitis in the rat.  Digestion. Vol. 53, no. 1-2. (January): e35

Fabia R; Willén R; Ar'Rajab A; Andersson R; Ahrén B; Bengmark S. 1992. Acetic acid-induced colitis in the rat: a reproducible experimental model for acute ulcerative colitis.  European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes. Vol. 24, no. 4. (January): e211

Fabia, R., Levy, MF., Crippin, J., Mulligan, D.C., Holmberg, S.B., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S., Gonwa, T.M., Klintmalm, G.B.;. DeNovo Hepatitis B after liver implantation. In American Association of Transplant Physician Meeting

Fabia,R., Ar'Rajab, A., Willen,R., Erlansson, M., Marklund,S., Svensjo,E. The role of Transient Mucosal Ischemia in acetic acid-induced colitis in rat. In 23rd Annual Meeting of Nordic Microcirculatory Society, Geilo,Norway

Fabia,R., Ar'Rajab., Erlansson, M., Roempke, K.,Svensjo,E., Willen,R.,. A novel model of acetic acid induced chronic colitis inthe rat,Effect of Budesonide and 5-ASA. In Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, New Orleans

Fabia,R., Ar'Rajab,A., Willen, R., Anderson, R., Ahren, B.,Bengmark, S.,. Acetic acid-induced colitis. An experimental reproductible model in rats,. In The XXVI congress of European Society of Surgical Research

Fabia,R., Ar'Rajab,A., Willen, R., Anderson, R., Ahren, B.,Bengmark, S.,. Acetic acid-induced colitis. An experimental reproductible model in rats,. In The XXVI congress of European Society of Surgical Research

Fabia,R., Ar'Rajab., Erlansson, M., Roempke, K.,Svensjo,E., Willen,R.,. A novel model of acetic acid induced chronic colitis inthe rat,Effect of Budesonide and 5-ASA. In Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, New Orleans

Fabia,R.,Travis,D.L.,Levy,M.F., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S., Klintmalm,G.B.,. Effect of Pentoxifylline on porcine hepatic ischemia/reperfusion. In Society of University SUrgeons Meeting in Washington, DC

Fabia,R.,Ar'Rajab,A.,Willen,R.,Anderson,R., Ahren,B.,Bengmark, S. Acetic acid-induced colitis. An experimental reproducible model in rats. In Hepato-Pancreatuc Billiary Surgery Course

Fabia, R., Levy, MF., Crippin, J., Mulligan, D.C., Holmberg, S.B., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S., Gonwa, T.M., Klintmalm, G.B.;. DeNovo Hepatitis B after liver implantation. In American Association of Transplant Physician Meeting

Fabia, R., Husberg, B.S.Bellinger, L.L.,. Meal Pattern analysis prior to and following liver transplanation in the rat. In The American Physiology Society Meeting Washington,D.C.

Fabia,R.,Travis,D.L.,Levy,M.F., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S., Klintmalm,G.B.,. Effect of Pentoxifylline on porcine hepatic ischemia/reperfusion. In Society of University SUrgeons Meeting in Washington,DC

Fabia, R., Levy,M.F., Travis, D.L., Goldstinessberg, B.S.Klintmalm,G.B.,. The effect of Cylosporine A pretreatment on porcine hepatic ischemia followd by reperfusion. In 81st Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons

Fabia,R., Levy, M.F., Mulligan, D.C., Holmberg, S.B., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S.Gonwa, T. M. ,Klintmalm, G.B.,. Colon Carcinoma after liver transplantation. In Join Congress of Liver Transportation

Fabia,R.,Ar'Rajab,A.,Willen,R.,Anderson,R., Ahren,B.,Bengmark, S. Acetic acid-induced colitis. An experimental reproducible model in rats. In Hepato-Pancreatuc Billiary Surgery Course

Fabia,R., Levy, M.F., Mulligan, D.C., Holmberg, S.B., Goldstein, R.M., Husberg, B.S.Gonwa, T. M. ,Klintmalm, G.B.,. Colon Carcinoma after liver transplantation. In Join Congress of Liver Transportation

Paddock HN, Fabia R, Giles S, Hayes J, Lowell W, Adams D, Besner GE, A silverimpregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital costs for pediatric burn patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 42(1): 211-3, 2007

Paddock HN, Fabia R, Giles S, Hayes J, Lowell W, Adams D, Besner GE. A silverimpregnated antimicrobial dressing reduces hospital lengths of stay for pediatric burn patients. Journal of Burn Care Research 28: 409-11, 2007