Jonathan I. Groner, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Pediatric Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3900
FX: (614) 722-3903

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus

Biography

Jonathan I. Groner, MD, is the Interim Chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Medical Director of the Level 1 Trauma Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Groner’s research interests include the impact of trauma on minority children, as well as firearm trauma, ATV injuries and child abuse. Dr. Groner is a past president the Central Ohio Trauma System and served on the Ohio Emergency Medical Services Board for 5 years. He is an internationally known expert on the topic of physician participation in capital punishment in the United States.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Northwestern University Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1984

Internship

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/1985

Residency

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/1987

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/1989

Residency

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/1991

Fellowship

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993

Department:

  • Pediatric Surgery

Section:

  • General Pediatric Surgery

Specialty:

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 05/17/1994

Publications

  • Rocourt D, Hall M, Kenney B, Fabia R, Groner, J. Besner G. 2011. Respiratory Failure after Pediatric Scald Injury.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Ogirima MO. 2011. Musculoskeletal Trauma. In Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa. Edited by Ameh EA, Bickler, SJ, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh BC, Poenaru D. Seattle, WA: Global-HELP Organization.
  • Groner JI. 2010. Part 13: first aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations.  Circulation.
  • Upperman JS, Burd R, Cox C, Ehrlich P, Mooney D, Groner JI. 2010. Pediatric Applied Trauma Research Network: A Call to Action.  J Trauma. Vol. 5, no. 69. (January): 1304-1307.
  • Upperman JS, Burd R, Cox C, Ehrlich P, Mooney D, Groner JI. 2010. Pediatric Applied Trauma Research Network: A Call to Action.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 11, no. 45. (January): 2278-2282.
  • Rana AR, Michalsky MP, Teich S, Groner JI, Caniano DA, Schuster DP. 2009. Childhood Obesity: A risk factor for injuries observed at a Level-1 trauma center.  J Pediatr Surg.
  • Fabia R, Groner JI. 2009. Advances in the care of children with burns.  Advances in Pediatrics.
  • Chidester S, Rana AR, Lowell W, Hayes J, Groner JI. 2009. Is the "seat belt sign" associated with serious abdominal injuries in pediatric trauma?.  J Trauma.
  • Shi J, Xiang H, Frentz C, Smith GA, Groner JI, Wang Z. 2009. Costs, mortality likelihood and outcomes of hospitalized US children with traumatic brain injury.  Brain Injury.
  • Hayes JR, Groner JI. 2008. The increasing incidence of snowboard-related trauma.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 43, no. 5. (May): 928-930.
  • Hamner CE, Groner JI, Caniano DA, Hayes JR, Kenney BD. 2008. Blunt intraabdominal arterial injury in pediatric trauma patients: injury distribution and markers of outcome.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 43, no. 5. (May): 916-923.
  • Hayes JR, Groner JI. 2008. Using multiple imputation and propensity scores to test the effect of car seats and seat belt usage on injury severity from trauma registry data.  J Pediatr Surg. Vol. 43, no. 5. (May): 924-927.
  • Santanello S, Dean D, Hayes JR, Bonta M, Groner JI, Martin L, Sinard J, Shaffer LE, Bechtel N. 2008. Perceived value of trauma autopsy among trauma medical directors and coroners.  Injury. Vol. 39, no. January: 1075-1081.
  • Dietrich AM, Groner JI. 2008. Trauma in Children. In International Trauma Life Support for Prehospital Care Providers. 6th edition ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Conner KA, Xiang H, Groner JI, Smith GA. 2008. Using data linkage to assess the impact of motorized recreational vehicle-related injuries in Ohio.  J Safety Res. Vol. 39, no. 5. (January): 469-475.
  • Groner JI. 2008. Reoperation after Duodenal Atresia Repair and Management of Duodenal Fistulas. In Reoperative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Teich S and Caniano DA. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
  • Groner JI. 2008. The Hippocratic Paradox: The Role of the Medical Profession in Capital Punishment in the United States.  Fordham Urban Law Journal. Vol. 35, no. January: 883-917.
  • Tataria M, Nance ML, Holmes JH 4th, Miller CC 3rd, Mattix KD, Brown RL, Mooney DP, Scherer LR 3rd, Groner JI, Scaife ER, Spain DA, Brundage SI. 2007. Pediatric blunt abdominal injury: age is irrelevant and delayed operation is not detrimental.  J Trauma.
  • Groner JI, Covert J, Lowell WL, Hayes JR, Nwomeh BC, Caniano DA. 2007. The impact of managing moderately injured pediatric trauma patients without immediate surgeon presence.  J Pediatr Surg.
  • Horn P, Klamar J, Groner JI, Klingele K. 2007. The Dangers of ATVs: Photo Essay.  Consultant for Pediatricians.
  • Mattix KD, Tataria M, Holmes J, Kristoffersen K, Brown R, Groner JI, Scaife E, Mooney D, Nance M, Scherer L. 2007. Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes.  J Pediatr Surg.
  • Nwomeh BC, Georges AJ, Groner JI, Haley KJ, Hayes JR, Caniano DA. 2006. A leap in faith: the impact of removing the surgeon from the level II trauma response.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Groner JI, Smith GA. 2006. PediatriAll-Terrain Vehicle-Related Injuries in Ohio From 1995 to 2001: Using the Injury Severity Score to Determine Whether Helmets Are a Solution.  Pediatrics.
  • Groner JI. 2005. Inadequate Anaesthesia in Lethal Injection for Execution [letter].  The Lancet. Vol. 366, no. 9491. (January): e1073.
  • Teitelbaum DH, Tracy TF Jr, Aouthmany MM, Llanos A, Brown MB, Yu S, Brown MR, Shulman RJ, Hirschl RB, Derusso PA, Cox J, Dahlgren J, Groner JI, Strouse PJ. 2005. Use of Cholecystokinin-octapeptide for the Prevention of Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis.  Pediatrics. Vol. 115, no. 5. (January): 1332-1340.
  • Groner JI, Dietrich AM. 2005. Trauma in Children. In Basic Life Suport for Paramedics and Other Advanced Providers. 5th ed. Edited by Campbell JE. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Holmes JH, Wiebe DJ, Tataria M, Mattix KD, Mooney DP, Scaife ER, Brown RL, Groner JI, Brundage SI, Scherer LR, Nance ML. 2005. The Failure of Nonoperative Management in Pediatric Solid Organ Injury: A Multi-institutional Experience.  J Trauma.
  • Spencer AU, Yu S, Tracy TF, Aouthmany MM, Llanos A, Brown MB, Brown M, Shulman RJ, Hirschl RB, Derusso PA, Cox J, Dahlgren J, Strouse JI, Groner JI, Teitelbaum DH, Stechmiller JK. 2005. Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis in Neonates: Multivariate Analysis of the Potential Protective Effect of Taurine.  JPEN Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Vol. 29, no. 5. (January): 337-343.
  • Groner JI. 2005. Injuries to Children: A Surgeon's Perspective. In Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity. Edited by Rich J, Dean DE, Powers RH. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
  • Hayes JR, Groner JI. 2005. Minority Status and the Risk of Serious Childhood Injury and Death.  Journal of the National Medical Association. Vol. 97, no. 3. (January): 362-369.
  • Coffey C, Haley K, Hayes J, Groner JI. 2005. The Risk of Child Abuse in Infants and Toddlers with Lower Extremity Injuries.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Fangusaro J, Klopfenstein K, Groner JI, Hammond S, Altura, RA. 2004. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Report of Two Pediatric Cases.  Bone Marrow Transplant.
  • Haut ER, Nance ML, Keller MS, Groner JI, Ford HR, Kuhn A, Tuchfarber B, Garcia V, Schwab CW, Stafford PW. 2004. Management on Penetrating Colon and Rectal Injuries in the Pediatric Patient.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.
  • Groner JI, Dietrich AM. 2004. Trauma in Children. In Basic Life Suport for the EMT-B and First Responder. 4th ed. Edited by Campbell JE. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Meeks TJ, Nwomeh BC, Abdessalam SF, Groner JI. 2004. Paradoxical Missle Embolus to the Right Superficial Femoral Artery Following Gunshot Wound to the Liver: A Case Report.  Journal of Trauma. Vol. 57, no. 6. (January): 1338-1340.
  • Arca MJ, Gates RL, Groner JI, Hammond S, Caniano DA. 2004. Clinical Manifestations of Appendiceal Pinworms in Children: an Institutional Experience and Review of the Literature.  Pediatric Surgery International. Vol. 20, no. 5. (January): 372-375.
  • Groner JI. 2004. Lethal Injection: The Medical Charade.  Ethics and Medicine: A Bioethics Journal. Vol. 20, no. 2. (January): 25-30.
  • Groner JI. 2003. Ectopia and Sternal Defects. In Operative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Ziegler MM et al. Philadelphia, PA: McGraw-Hill.
  • Groner JI, Ziegler MM. 2003. Cloacal Exstrophy. In Newborn Surgery. Edited by Puri P. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • King DR, Groner JI, Teich S. 2003. Mediastinal Cysts and Tumors. In Operative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Ziegler MM, et al. Philadelphia, PA: McGraw-Hill.
  • Hayes JR, Groner JI. 2002. Should Level I Trauma Centers be rated NC-17-Letter to the editor.  The Journal of Trauma.
  • Groner JI. 2002. Lethal Injection. A Stain on the Face of Medicine.  BMJ.
  • Groner JI. 2002. Lethal Injection and The Medicalization of Capital Punishment in The United States.  Health and Human Rights: An International Journal. Vol. 6, no. 1. (January): 65-79.
  • Groner JI. 2001. Helmet Safety for Central Ohio Kids.  Columbus Parent.
  • Groner JI. 2001. Helmet Safety for Central Ohio Kids.  Central Ohio Pediatric Society Pediatric Supplement.
  • Groner JI. 2001. The Trauma Program at Children's Hospital.  Nationwide Children's Hospital Critical Measures. Vol. Winter, no. January.
  • Groner JI. 2001. Pediatric Firearm Injuries - A Preventable Tragedy.  Nationwide Children's Hospital Critical Measures. Vol. Fall, no. January.
  • King DR, Groner JI. 2000. Renal Neoplasms. In Pediatric Surgery. 3rd ed. Edited by Ashcraft KW. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.
  • Coley BD, Mutabagani K, Martin LC, Zumberge N, Cooney DR, Caniano DA, Besner GE, Groner JI, Sheils WE. 2000. Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in Children with Blunt Abdominal Trauma.  The Journal of Trauma.
  • Groner JI. 2000. The Trauma Program at Children's Hospital.  Nationwide Children's Hospital Critical Measures. Vol. Spring, no. January.
  • Groner JI. 2000. Complicated Pneumonias: A Modern Approach to An Old Disease.  Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Directions. Vol. Winter, no. January.
  • Cook CH, Melvin WS, Groner JI, Allen E, King DR. 1999. A Cost-Effective Thoracoscopic Treatment Strategy for Pediatric Spontaneous Pneumothorax.  Surgical Endoscopy.
  • Meric F, Teitelbaum DH, Geiger JD, Harmon CM, Groner JI. 1998. Latex Sensitization in General Pediatric Surgical Patients: A Call for Increased Screening of Patient.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Schumann R, Lang IM, Telford GL. 1998. Fentanyl and Alfentainil Initiate the Migrating Myoelectric Complex but not the vomiting Response in the Canine Small Intestine.  Current Surgery.
  • Groner JI. 1997. Endotoxin and Transient Hypoxia Cause Severe Acidosis in the Piglet.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Shaffer JP, Allen E, LuQuette M, Groner JI, Rusin J. 1997. Massive Hemoptysis in a Child with Histoplasmosis.  Pediatric Pulmonary.
  • Groner JI, Teske DW, Teich S. 1996. Dicephalus Dipus Dibrachius: An Unusual Case of Conjoined Twins.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Ziegler MM. 1996. Management of Cloacal Exstrophy. In Newborn Surgery. Edited by Puri P. London: Heinemann Medical Books.
  • Groner JI, Teich S, Schauer GM, King DR. 1995. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Profound Prematurity: Report of a Survivor.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Teich S, Marlow JP. 1995. Groin Laparoscopy: A New Technique for Contralateral Groin Evaluation in Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Groner JI, Altschuler SM, Ziegler MM. 1990. The Newborn Piglet: A Model of Neonatal Gastrointestinal Motility.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Telford GL, Krepel CJ, Condon RE, Edmistion CE. 1989. The Efficacy of Oral Antibiotic in Reducing Colonic Mucosal Associated Aerobic and Anaerobic Microflora.  Archives of Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Brown MF, Stallings VA, Ziegler MM, O’Neill JA Jr. 1989. Resting Energy Expenditure in Children Following Major Operative Procedures.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Groner JI, Schumann R, Lang IM, Telford GL. 1988. Fentanyl and Alfentanil Initate the Migrating Myoelectric Complex but not hte Vomiting REsponsise in the Canine Small Intestine.  Current Surgery.
  • Upperman JS, Burd R, Cox C, Ehrlich P, Mooney D, Groner JI. Pediatric applied trauma research network: a call to action. J Trauma. 69(5):1304-7, 2010.
  • Fabia R, Groner JI. Advances in the care of children with burns. Advances in Pediatrics 56:219-248, 2009.
  • Rana AR, Michalsky MP, Teich S, Groner JI, Caniano DA, Schuster DP. Childhood obesity: a risk factor for injuries observed at a Level-1 trauma center. J Pediatr Surg 44:1601-1605, 2009.
  • Chidester S, Rana A, Lowell W, Hayes J, Groner J. Is the “seat belt sign associated with serious abdominal injuries in pediatric trauma? J Trauma 67:S34-36, 2009.
  • Mattix KD, Tataria M, Holmes J, Kristoffersen K, Brown R, Groner J, Scaife E, Mooney D, Nance M, Scherer L. Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 42: 340-4, 2007.
  • Groner JI, Covert J, Lowell WL, Hayes JR, Nwomeh BC, Caniano DA. The impact of managing moderately injured pediatric trauma patients without immediate surgeon presence. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 42(6): 1026-9; discussion 1029-30, 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Surgery “Denis R King Teacher of the Year Award” 2009
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery 2007
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