Plastic Surgeon, Ross Tilley Burn Centre
Dr. Cartotto is a staff plastic surgeon in the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His professional career has been dedicated to the care and treatment of burn patients.
MD: Queens University, 1986
Peer Reviewed Publications to date:
Peer Reviewed International Presentations to date: 80
1. Cartotto R, Musgrave M, Beveridge M, Gomez M, Fish J: Minimizing blood loss in burn surgery. Journal of Trauma 2000: 49: pp 1034-38.
2. Cartotto RC, Innes M, Musgrave MA, Gomez M, Cooper AB: How well does the Parkland Formula estimate actual fluid resuscitation volumes? Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 2002: 23: pp 258-265.
3. Cartotto RC, Choi J, Gomez M, Cooper AB: Prospective Study on the relevance of the base deficit during fluid resuscitation. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 2003: 24: pp 75-84.
4. Cartotto RC, Ellis S, Smith T: High frequency oscillatory ventilation in burn patients. Critical Care Medicine 2005: 33: pp S175-181.
Areas of Specialty
Critical care of the burn patient, and acute burn surgery involving burn wound excision and closure with grafts and skin substitutes.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Ross Tilley Burn Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Novel modes of ventilation for burn patients with lung damage, minimization of blood loss during burn surgery and reduction of transfusion for burns, and use of the base deficit as a marker of adequacy of acute burn shock resuscitation.