Barbara Gaines, MD
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Barbara A. Gaines, MD is the Trauma Program Medical Director at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She is triple-board certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery.  Dr. Gaines is a founding member and past-president of the Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) and the current chair of the publications committee.  She is a member of the American College of Surgeon’s national Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) and the chair of the pediatric specialty committee. In addition, she is a past-Board President of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.  She has recently been appointed to the Board of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF).  Her research interests include coagulopathy and the use of whole blood in pediatric trauma and pediatric injury prevention including home safety and firearms.