Brian W. Gray, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Fellowship: Indiana University (Pediatric Surgery)


Brian W. Gray, M.D. joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine in August 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.  He is originally from Carmel, IN, and he attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree, graduating summa cum laude.  He received his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and then completed general surgery training at the University of Michigan.  During that time, he completed a two year ECMO fellowship where he researched novel applications of ECMO technology and therapies.  Upon completion of general surgery training, Dr. Gray proceeded to pediatric surgery fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children. Upon graduation Dr. Gray joined the pediatric surgery group where he has been asked to serve as the Surgical Director of ECMO.  Dr. Gray has a clinical interest and practice in all areas of pediatric surgery, with an academic interest in working to improve the safety and efficacy of ECMO care.  He has received several teaching awards and is active in the ongoing development of the Indiana University surgical resident training program.  He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of several surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

Clinical Research Interests: 

  1. Successful Porcine Renal Transplantation After 60 Minutes of Donor Warm Ischemia: Extracorporeal Perfusion and Thrombolytics. Demos DS, Iyengar A, Bryner BS, Gray BW, Hoffman HR, Cornell MS, Wilkinson JE, Mazur DE, Bartlett RH, Punch JD, Rojas-Peña A. ASAIO J. 2015 Jul-Aug;61(4):474-9.
  2. Extracorporeal life support: experience with 2,000 patients. Gray BW, Haft JW, Hirsch JC, Annich GM, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. ASAIO J. 2015 Jan-Feb;61(1):2-7. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000150. Review. PMID: 25251585
  3. Development of an artificial placenta V: 70 h veno-venous extracorporeal life support after ventilatory failure in premature lambs. Gray BW, El-Sabbagh A, Zakem SJ, Koch KL, Rojas-Pena A, Owens GE, Bocks ML, Rabah R, Bartlett RH, Mychaliska GB. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):145-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.10.030.
  4. Contemporary outcomes in infants with congenital heart disease and bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia. Gray BW, Fifer CG, Hirsch JC, Tochman SW, Drongowski RA, Mychaliska GB, Kunisaki SM. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):929-34. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.010. Epub 2012 Aug 30.
  5. Characterization of central venous catheter-associated deep venous thrombosis in infants. Gray BW, Gonzalez R, Warrier KS, Stephens LA, Drongowski RA, Pipe SW, Mychaliska GB. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1159-66.
  6. Advances in neonatal extracorporeal support: the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the artificial placenta. Gray BW, Shaffer AW, Mychaliska GB. Clin Perinatol. 2012 Jun;39(2):311-29. 
  7. Development of an artificial placenta IV: 24 hour venovenous extracorporeal life support in premature lambs. Gray BW, El-Sabbagh A, Rojas-Pena A, Kim AC, Gadepali S, Koch KL, Capizzani TR, Bartlet RH, Mychaliska GB. ASAIO J. 2012 Mar-Apr;58(2):148-54.
  8. Restorative proctocolectomy without diverting ileostomy in children with ulcerative colitis. Gray BW, Drongowski RA, Hirschl RB, Geiger JD. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):204-8.
  9. Repair of giant abdominal hernias: does the type of prosthesis matter? Diaz JJ Jr, Gray BW, Dobson JM, Grogan EL, May AK, Miller R, Guy J, O'Neill P, Morris JA Jr. Am Surg. 2004 May;70(5):396-401
  10. Diaz JJ Jr, Gray BW, Dobson JM, Grogan EL, May AK, Miller R, Guy J, O’Neill P, Morris JA Jr.  Repair of giant abdominal hernias: does the type of prosthesis matter?  Am Surg. 2004 May; 70(5):396-401; discussion 401-2.

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