Javier Rincon, MD

Post-Graduate Year II

Javier Rincon, MD, was born and raised in the small town of Bocono, Venezuela. Later, he moved to Maracaibo City, also known as “The Land of the Beloved Sun”; to obtain his medical degree at the Universidad del Zulia. After medical school, he completed a mandatory General Practitioner Rural Practice and a Transitional Year Internship. Additionally, Javier worked at the Military Hospital of Maracaibo as a general surgery resident but unfortunately due to Venezuela’s current political situation, he made the difficult decision to leave his country to pursue a surgical education in the United States. Upon arrival, he shadowed cardiothoracic surgeons in the Washington D.C. area.

Before joining the Washington University General Surgery Residency Program, he had a post-doctoral research position in Dr. Bochicchio’s Trauma and Critical Care Combined Basic Science and Clinical Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. During his research time, he also had the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for Washington University medical students’ anatomy course. His professional interests include Trauma and Acute Critical Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Outside the work setting, he enjoys spending time with his lovely family, his wife Claudia and daughter, Natalia. His hobbies include repairing electronic devices, playing baseball, hiking, and cooking Venezuelan fast food

Hometown:  Bocono, Venezuela

Medical School:  Universidad del Zulia Medical School

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes research in trauma surgery and surgical critical care, screening and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma and EGS patients, outcomes in acute cholecystitis associated bacteremia, renal trauma.

Publications:

  • Rincon J, Rasane R, Aldana J, Zhang C, Fonseca R, Zhang Q, Bochicchio K, Ilahi O, Bochicchio G. “Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis Associated Bacteremia has worse outcomes”. Surgical Infections.2020 Apr 28. doi: 10.1089/sur.2019.297.
  • Zhang C, Rasane R, Zhang Q, Fonseca R, Aldana J, Rincon J, Sorini M, Bochicchio K, Leonard J, Ilahi O, Bochicchio G. “Temporary Abdominal Closure is Associated with Increased Risk for Fungal Intraabdominal Infections in Trauma Patients”. Surgical Infections.2020 Mar 18. doi: 10.1089/sur.2019.286.

Poster Presentations:

  • Rincon J, Rasane R, Aldana J, Fonseca R, McMullen J, Zhang C, Zhang Q, Sorini M, Bochicchio K, Hoofnagle M, Ilahi O, Bochicchio G. “Trauma Patients with Venous Thromboembolism Who Received Late Prophylaxis Have Worse outcomes”. Presented as mini oral at 15TH Academic Surgical Congress, February 2020, Orlando, FL.
  • Rincon J, Aldana J, Zhang C, McMullen J, Rasane R, Fonseca R, Zhang Q, Sorini M, Bochicchio K, Hoofnagle M, Ilahi O, Bochicchio G. “Venous Thromboembolism Has Higher Rates of Mortality in Emergency General Surgery than Trauma Patients”. Presented as poster at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 78th Annual meeting, September 2019, Dallas, TX.
  • Rincon J, Rasane R, Aldana J, Zhang C, Fonseca R, Zhang Q, Bochicchio K, Ilahi O, Bochicchio G. “Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis Associated Bacteremia has worse outcomes”. Presented as mini oral at the Surgical Infection Society 39th Annual meeting, June 2019, Coronado, CA. Winner, Third Place Resident Award Poster presentation.