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Frank Bernard Cerra, American dean. Achievements include patents pending for for the prevention of catabolism, nutrition support of immune function.


Cerra, Frank Bernard was born on February 13, 1943 in Oneonta, New York, United States.


Bachelor in Biology, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1969.


Intern, resident in surgery, Buffalo General Hospital, 1969-1974; staff surgeon, University of Minnesota Hospital Clinic, Minneapolis professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, since 1981; dean, professor surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, 1995-1996; senior vice president health science, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, since 1996. Clinical assistant instructor surgery State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969-1975, assistant professor 1975-1980, associate professor surgery and biophysics, 1980. Interim head surgery U.Minn., 1994-1995, dean medical school, 1995-1996, provost academic health center, since 1996.

Research assistant pharmacology Upstate Medical Center, 1963-1964. Research assistant transplantation Northwestern University, 1967-1969. Research associate immunology and cardiovascular research laboratories Buffalo General Hospital, 1972-1973, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1974-1975.

Director surgical critical care, director nutrition support Superior vena cava syndrome.U. Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. Visiting lecturer in experimental surgery Harvard University,1991. Visiting professor Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, 1991.


  • Achievements include patents pending for for the prevention of catabolism, nutrition support of immune function.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Perspective in Critical Care, 1988-1991, Critical Care Outlook, 1988-1990, Critical Care Medicine, since 1990. Member editorial board: Drug Intelligence & Clinical Pharmacy Panel on Critical Care, 1982-1987, Nutrition, since 1982, Critical Care Medicine, since 1983, Circulatory Shock, 1987-1993, Journal Parenteral and Enternal Nutrition, 1987-1993, American Journal Surgery, since 1987, Shock, since 1993, Current Opinion in General Surgery, since 1992, Journal Critical Care Nutrition, —. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member acute care committee Foundation for Health Care Evaluation, 1983—1986. Advisory group Minnesota Emerging Infections Program, since 1995. Fellow: American College of Surgeons (chairman pre-postoperative care committee 1985-1987), College Critical Care Medicine, American College Nutrition.

Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, Hennepin County Medical Society, American Society Home Care Physicians, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (membership committee 1994-1995), International Association for the Surgery Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, Society International Surgery, Shock Society, Surgical Biology Club, St. Paul Surgical Society, Association for Surgical Education, American Association for the Surgery Trauma, Central Surgical Association, Society University Surgeons (executive council 1984-1985), Association International Anesthesistes-Reanimateurs D'Expression, Association for Academy Surgery, Society Critical Care Medicine (treasurer 1990, president 1991-1992), American Society Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (board governors 1987-1988), Society for Surgery the Alimentary Tract, Society Parenteral Alimentation.


Married Kathie Krieger. Children: Josh, Christa, Nicole.

Kathie Krieger

Christa Cerra

Josh Cerra

Nicole Cerra