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Practice areas

  • Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • ECMO Simulation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery in Infants and Children



Ross University, School of Medicine, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies


Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.


Pediatric Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Surgical Critical Care, Motts Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Special Qualification in Pediatric Surgery
American College of Surgeons, Pediatric Surgery
American College of Surgeons, General Surgery

Additional information


My name is Sean Skinner; I completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. I have also completed a critical care/ECMO fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I am a member of the Pediatric General Surgery team at UK HealthCare.

My clinical interests include advanced minimally invasive surgery in infants and children, trauma and critical care, simulation training in ECMO and neonatal surgery. I bring special expertise in ECMO and critical care.


  1. Long KL, Skinner SC, Ward AN, Strong WR, McGrath PC, Maynard EC. Traumatic Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Superior Mesenteric Vein Injury After Blunt Trauma in a Pediatric Patient. Am Surg. 2015 Sep;81(9):e328-9.
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  2. Hayes D, Kesler MV, Skinner SC, Attili AK. A 19-year-old woman with progressive dyspnea and multiple pulmonary nodules. Chest. 2011 Jul;140(1):253-7.
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  3. Yates JL, Makhoul FR, Skinner SC, Shashidhar H. Laparoscopic imaging of pancreatic agenesis with congenital absence of the gallbladder. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Dec; 55(6):e143. PMID: 22270042.
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  4. Smiley K, Wright T, Skinner S, Iocono JA, Draus JM. Primary Closure without Diversion in Management of Operative Blunt Duodenal Trauma in Children. ISRN Pediatr. 2012; 2012:298753. PMID: 23213560.
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  5. Skinner SC, Iocono JA, Ballard HO, Turner MD, Ward AN, Davenport DL, Paden ML, Zwischenberger JB. Improved survival in venovenous vs venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pediatric noncardiac sepsis patients: a study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):63-7. PMID: 22244394.
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  6. Plymale M, Ruzic A, Hoskins J, French J, Skinner SC, Yuhas M, Davenport D, Iocono JA. A middle fidelity model is effective in teaching and retaining skill set needed to perform a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Jul-Aug; 20(6):569-73. PMID: 20687820.
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  7. Skinner SC, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. Extracorporeal life support. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2006 Nov; 15(4):242-50. PMID: 17055954.
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