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Meet Our Faculty

Lawrence Diebel, MD

Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator), Trauma, Surgical Critical Care
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Office Address:
Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine, 6C-UHC
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 577-3310
Fax: (313) 577-5310

Administrative Assistant: Cindy Luiz
Administrative Email:

SPECIALTY: Surgical Critical Care, Trauma,
Generalized Endocrine Surgery

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Endocrine Surgery


– American Board Surgery (Sub: Critical Care Surgery)
– Board Certified American Board Surgery – Board Certified

– M.D. – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
– B.S. – Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

– University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN
– Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI


  1. Obesity and impaired barrier function after shock: A biometic in vitro model using microfluidics. Diebel LN, Peraino N, Westrick J, Shinki K, Liberati DM.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 May 26. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002804. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32467464
  2. Clostridioides difficile in COVID-19 Patients, Detroit, Michigan, USA, March-April 2020. Sandhu A, Tillotson G, Polistico J, Salimnia H, Cranis M, Moshos J, Cullen L, Jabbo L, Diebel L, Chopra T.Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 May 22;26(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2609.202126. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32441243
  3. Protective effects of plasma products on the endothelial-glycocalyx barrier following trauma-hemorrhagic shock: Is sphingosine-1 phosphate responsible? Diebel ME, Diebel LN, Liberati DM.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Nov;87(5):1061-1069. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002446.PMID: 31453986
  4. Rapid Detection of Clostridium difficile Toxins in Stool by Raman Spectroscopy. Koya SK, Yurgelevic S, Brusatori M, Huang C, Diebel LN, Auner GW.J Surg Res. 2019 Dec;244:111-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.06.039. Epub 2019 Jul 4.PMID: 31279995
  5. Red blood cell storage and adhesion to vascular endothelium under normal or stress conditions: An in vitro microfluidic study. Diebel LN, Liberati DM.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jun;86(6):943-951. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002239.PMID: 31124891
  6. Acute hyperglycemia increases sepsis related glycocalyx degradation and endothelial cellular injury: A microfluidic study. Diebel LN, Liberati DM, Martin JV.Am J Surg. 2019 Jun;217(6):1076-1082. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.12.066. Epub 2019 Jan 3.PMID: 30635208


Course Director for the Detroit Trauma Symposium

General surgery clerkship, clinical bedside/procedure/ambulatory 3rd & 4th year

Clinical bedside/procedure/ambulatory instruction, ASSET course