Dr David Lee Skinner

Dr David Lee Skinner



Dr David Lee Skinner



 +27 (0)31 360 3581




Medical School – King Edward VIII Hospital

Research Interests

Trauma, Acute Kidney Injury, Perioperative medicine


Honorary Clinical Fellow

 Biosketch  David Lee Skinner is a surgical consultant in King Edward VIII Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Durban. He is an Honorary Clinical Fellow and member of the Perioperative Research Group in the University of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. He is the current treasurer of the KZN branch of the Critical Care Society of South Africa. He completed his Masters of Medicine in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in trauma patients and has research interests in AKI, trauma and perioperative medicine. 

List of Publications

Severe blunt thoracic trauma: Differences between adults and children in a level I trauma. DL Skinner, D den Hollander, GL Laing, RN Rodseth, DJJ Muckart. South African Medical Journal (2015) 105 (1), 47-51

Using a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record System for the Surveillance of Adverse Surgical Events and Human Error in A Developing World Surgical Service. G Laing, J Bruce, DL Skinner, N Allorto, C Aldous, S Thomson, D Clarke. World Journal of Surgery ( 2015) 39 (1) 70-79

Blunt cardiac injury in critically ill trauma patients: A single centre experience. DL Skinner, GL Laing, RN Rodseth, L Ryan, TC Hardcastle, DJJ Muckart. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 46 (2015) 66–70. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2014.08.051

Vascular injuries following blunt polytrauma. DJJ Muckart, B Pillay, TC Hardcastle, DL Skinner. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (2014) 40:315-322

Understanding the burden and outcome of trauma care drives a new trauma systems model. GL Laing, DL Skinner, JL Bruce, C Aldous, GV Oosthuizen, DL Clarke. World J Surg. (2014) DOI 10.1007/s00268-014-2448-8

Development, implementation, and evaluation of a hybrid electronic medical record system specifically designed for a developing world surgical service. GL Laing, JL Bruce, DL Skinner, NL Allorto, DL Clarke, C Aldous. World J Surg. (2014) DOI 10.1007/s00268-013-2438-2

The role of non-invasive ventilation in blunt chest trauma: systematic review and meta-analysis. S Roberts, D Skinner, B Biccard, RN Rodseth. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2014) DOI 10.1007/s00068-013-0370-7

The incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury amongst patients admitted to a level I trauma unit. DL Skinner, TC Hardcastle, RN Rodseth al. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 45 (2014) 259–264.

A multi-faceted quality improvement program results in improved outcomes for the selective non-operative management of penetrating abdominal trauma in a developing world trauma centre. GL Laing, DL Skinner, JL Bruce, W Bekker, G Oosthuizen, DL Clarke. Injury (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2013.08.021

Ventricular septal defect following blunt chest trauma. L Ryan, DL Skinner, RN Rodseth. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Apr; 5(2):184-7

Traumatic rhabdomyolysis (crush syndrome) in the rural setting.  DL Skinner. S Afr Med J. 2012 Mar 27; 102(5):271-2 (Letter to Editor)

A meta-analysis of intraoperative factors associated with postoperative cardiac complications. DL Skinner, S Goga, RN Rodseth, B Biccard. South Afr J Anaesthes Analg 2012; 18(4)

Association between postoperative troponin levels and 30-day mortality among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.  The VISION Study Investigators. JAMA 2012; 307 : 2295-2304

Traumatic Amputations: Rapid and Complex Decision Making. DL Skinner. 3 · 2012 (Vol. 2) AirRescue 64


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