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Dr. Brian Kimbell
Double Board-Certified Surgeon

Disciplined. Professional. Driven. Dedicated. Trustworthy. Focused.

Dr. Brian Kimbrell, originally from Southern Illinois, is a double board-certified surgeon with a lifelong passion for health, wellness, fitness, longevity, and aesthetics/cosmetic surgery. A seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Kimbrell brings exceptional surgical skills and a commitment to holistic health to his practice.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kimbrell has consistently honed his surgical skills, always intertwining his work with his interest in fitness and wellness. His dedication to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of medical advancements has led him to receive further training in a variety of areas, including Cosmetic Surgery, Body Contouring, Hair Restoration/Transplantation, Hormone Therapy, and Regenerative Medicine with exosomes/peptides/PRP.

Dr. Brian Kimbell
Double Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Kimbrell began his medical journey at the University of Illinois, where he graduated from the Medical School in 1997. Following his graduation, he relocated to Southern California to complete his General Surgery residency. His relentless pursuit of expertise led him to undertake a two-year surgical fellowship at the prestigious University of Southern California.

He is also skilled in Musculoskeletal Injections. A member of The Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Kimbrell firmly believes in the integration of traditional medical practices with functional medicine to provide the best care for his patients. Beyond his professional life, Dr. Kimbrell has a range of interests that contribute to his overall philosophy of health and wellness. An active individual, he enjoys running, cycling, cross-fit, snow skiing, and SCUBA diving. His love for music is evident as he is a member of a local performing cover band, showcasing his singing talent. As a physician, Dr. Kimbrell brings a unique blend of professional expertise, personal passion, and a holistic approach to his practice. His commitment to helping others achieve their health and wellness goals is at the core of his medical philosophy.

Dr. Kimbrell’s Education & Certifications

Education

Medical School

University of Illinois School of Medicine: 1993 – 1997

Undergraduate

Southern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences: 1989-1993

Board Certifications

Surgical Critical Care

General Surgery

Surgical Training

General Surgery Residency

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (1997-2002)

Surgical Critical Care

Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2002-2003)

Trauma Surgery

Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2003-2004)

Work Experience

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL: 2017 – 2024

Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL Active Staff 2010 – 2017

Trauma Medical Director 2010 – 2017

Medical Director of Surgical Critical Care 2010 – 2017

Medical Director of Critical Care Medicine 2013 – 2016

Medical Director of Respiratory Care & Pulmonary Lab 2012 – 2016

St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, CA 2009 – 2010

Trauma Medical Director/Surgical Critical Care Medical Director 2009 – 2010

Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA (Active Staff 2005 – 200

Trauma Chair/Medical Director 2005 – 2009

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA 2004 – 2005

Surgical Critical Care Co-Director 2004 – 2005

Academic Appointments

University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery: 2011 – 2017

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL

Adjunctive Faculty: 2011 – 2017

NOVA South Eastern College – Physician Assistant Program

Adjunctive Faculty: 2011 – 2017

University of California Los Angeles – Ventura County Medical Center Campus

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery: 2005 – 2010

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery: 2004 – 2005

Clinical Instructor in Surgery: 2003 – 2004

Professional Memberships

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Publications

  • Smith L, Samai K, Kimbrell B: Impact of Pharmacy Students on a Level II Trauma Center. Journal of Trauma Nursing, Vol 24 No 4 July-August 2017.
  • Darwin Ang MD, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Stanley Kurek, Brian Kimbrell, Huazhi Liu, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst: Outcomes of Geriatric Trauma Patients on Pre-Injury Anticoagulation:  A Multicenter Study. The American Surgeon. Vol 83 June 2017
  • Darwin Ang MD, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Stanley Kurek, Brian Kimbrell, Huazhi Liu, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst: Benchmarking statewide trauma mortality using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s patient safety indicators. Journal of Surgical Research. September 2015 198(1):34-40
  • Darwin Ang MD, Erik Barquist MD, Mark McKenney MD, Alejandro Garcia MD, Brian Kimbrell MD, Stanley Kurek DO , Scott Norwood MD, Charles B. Walsh MD, Huazhi Liu MS, Michele Ziglar MSN RN and James Hurst MD: Geriatric Outcomes for Trauma Patients in the State of Florida after the Advent of a Large Trauma Network. Journal of Trauma 2014, 77(1); 155-160.
  • Patel K, Kimbrell BJ, Marx MV, Petrone P, Asensio JA: Angiographic Embolization of an Expanding Breast Hematoma Following Blunt Trauma: A Novel Approach to a Rare Injury. Journal of Trauma 2009 Jul; 67(1); E14-E16.
  • Petrone P, Asensio JA, Pardo M, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Trauma of the Pancrease: Diagnosis and Treatment. Revista Colombiana De Cirugia. 2008; 23(1); 44-52.
  • Kimbrell BJ, Emami C, Petrone P, Asensio JA: Ruptured Ovarian Cystic Teratoma Secondary to Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Very Unusual Case. Journal of Trauma 2007 Jul; 63(1):E27-E29.
  • Kimbrell BJ, Yamzon J, Asensio JA, Velmahos GC. Intrapleural Thrombolysis for the Management of the Undrained Traumatic Hemothorax: a prospective observational study.  Journal of Trauma. 2007 May; 62(5):1175-1179.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Abdominal Vascular Lesions. The Trauma Surgeon’s Challenge. Revista Colombiana De Cirugia. 2007; 22(2); 124-134.
  • Asensio JA, Petrone P, Garcia-Nunez L, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E.: Multidisciplinary Approach for the Management of Complex Hepatic Injuries AAST-OIS Grades IV-V: A Prospective Study. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery 2007; 96(3); 214-220.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Factors Predicting Institution of Damage Control in Exsanguination Syndrome. Revista Colombiana De Cirugia. 2007; 22(4); 192-201.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Duodenal Trauma. Technique and Management Columbian Journal of Surgery. 2006; 21(1); 4-14.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell BJ, Kuncir E:  Emergency Thoracotomy. A Critical Evaluation of the Technique.  Columbian Journal of Surgery. 2006; 21(2); 75-86.
  • Asensio JA, Petrone, P, Wo CJ, Li-Chien C, Lu K, Fathizdeh P, Kimbrell BJ, Garcia-Nunez LM, Shoemaker WC: Noninvasive Homodynamic Monitoring of Patients Sustaining Severe Penetrating Thoracic, Abdominal and Thoracoabdominal Injuries for Early Recognition and Therapy of Shock. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery. 2006; 95(3); 152-157.
  • Asensio JA, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E. Lessons Learned in the Management of Thirteen Celiac Axis Injuries. Southern Medical Journal. 2005 Apr; 98(4): 462-466.
  • Best CD, Petrone P, Buscarini M, Demiray S, Kuncir E, Kimbrell B, Asensio JA. Traumatic Uretral Injuries: A Single Institution Experience Validating the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma-Organ Injury Scale Grading Scale. Journal of Urology 2005 Apr; 173(4):1202-1205.
  • Demetriades D, Kimbrell B, Salim A, Velmahos G, Rhee P, Preston C, Gruzinski G, Chan L. Trauma Deaths in a Mature Urban Trauma System: is “Trimodal” Distribution a Valid Concept? J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Sep; 201(3):343-348.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: A brief history of penetrating Cardiac Injuries. A difficult challenge for Trauma Surgeons. Physicians & Patients. Journal of the HispanoAmerican Biomedical Association. United States. 2005; 3(1):17-19.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, O’Shanahan G, Costa D, Robin A, Kimbrell B:  Emergency Department Thoracotomy. A Critical Evaluation of the Technique.  Journal Cirujano General.  Journal of the Mexican Surgery Society. (Invited article). Cir Gen 2004; 25(2): 128-137.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Abdominal Vascular Injuries. The Ongoing Challenge. Physicians & Patients. Journal of the HispanoAmerican Biomedical Association. United States. 2004.
  • Kimbrell BJ, Velmahos GC, Chan LS, Demetriades D. Angiographic Embolization for Pelvic Fractures in Older Patients.  Arch Surg. 2004 Jul; 139(7): 728-33.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Kuncir E: Duodenal and Pancreatic Injuries: difficult injuries, difficult problems. Physicians & Patients. Journal of the HispanoAmerican Biomedical Association. United States. 2004; 2(1):22-23.
  • Asensio J, Petrone P, O’Shanahan G, Costa D, Robin A, Kimbrell BJ  Emergency Department Thoracotomy. A Critical Evaluation of the Technique.  Journal Cirugía Española. Journal of the Spanish Surgeon’s Society. Spain.  Cir Esp 2004; 75(3): 171-178
  • Kuncir EJ, Tillou A, St. Hill CR, Petrone P, Kimbrell B, Asensio JA: Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003 Nov; 21(4): 1075-1087
  • Asensio JA, Petrone P, Costa D, Robin A, Pardo M, Kimbrell B. An Evidenced-Based Critical Appraisal of Emergency Department Thoracotomy. Evidence-Based Surgery 2003; 1(1): 11-21.
  • Salim A, Kim KA, Kimbrell BJ, Petrone P, Roldan G, Asensio JA. Kluver-Bucy Syndrome as a Result of Minor Head Trauma. Southern Medical Journal. 2002 Aug; 95(8): 929-931
  • Kimbrell B, Degner T, Glatleider P, Applebaum H. Pulmonary Sequestration Presenting as Mitral Valve Insufficiency. J. Pediatric Surgery. 1998 Nov; 33(11): 1648-1650

Abstracts

  • Darwin Ang MD, Stanley Kurek DO, Mark McKenney MD, Erik Barquist MD, Scott Norwood MD, Brian Kimbrell MD, A Garcia MD, H Liu MS, M Ziglar MSN RN, James Hurst MD: Outcomes of Geriatric Trauma Patients on Outpatient Anticoagulation: A Multicenter Study –  Accepted for presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Conference annual meeting Feb 23, 2015 Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Darwin Ang MD, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Stanley Kurek, Brian Kimbrell, Huazhi Liu, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst: Benchmarking statewide trauma mortality using Agnecy for Healthcare Research and Quality’s patient safety indicators – Accepted for presentation at the Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas 2015.
  • Darwin Ang MD, Erik Barquist MD, Mark McKenney MD, Alejandro Garcia MD, Brian Kimbrell MD, Stanley Kurek DO , Scott Norwood MD, Charles B. Walsh MD, Huazhi Liu MS, Michele Ziglar MSN RN and James Hurst MD: Geriatric Outcomes for Trauma Patients in the State of Florida after the Advent of a Large Trauma Network– Accepted for presentation at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting, Naples, FL. 2014
  • Darwin Ang MD, Erik Barquist MD, Mark McKenney MD, Alejandro Garcia MD, Brian Kimbrell MD, Stanley Kurek DO , Scott Norwood MD, Charles B. Walsh MD, Huazhi Liu MS, Michele Ziglar MSN RN and James Hurst MD: The Outcomes and Potential Impact of a Network of Provisional Trauma Centers in the State of Florida. Accepted for Poster Presentation at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. 2013
  • Kimbrell B, Tillou A, Velmahos GC. Aggressive Angiographic Embolization for Pelvic Fractures in Older Patients.  Accepted for Presentation at Western Surgical Annual Meeting, November 9-12, 2003. Tucson, AZ.
  • Kimbrell B, Degner T, Glatleider P, Applebaum H: Pulmonary Sequestration Presenting as Mitral Valve Insufficiency.  Accepted for presentation at Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Annual meeting; January 17, 1998. Maui, HI.

Posters

  • Darwin Ang MD, Erik Barquist MD, Mark McKenney MD, Alejandro Garcia MD, Brian Kimbrell MD, Stanley Kurek DO , Scott Norwood MD, Charles B. Walsh MD, Huazhi Liu MS, Michele Ziglar MSN RN and James Hurst MD: The Outcomes and Potential Impact of a Network of Provisional Trauma Centers in the State of Florida. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, San Francisco, CA. 2013
  • Rhee P, Carr W, Kimbrell B, Bair M, Murray S: Wearable Wireless Vital Signs System. LEAPS Poster Session. March 4, 2004.
  • Kuncir E, Asensio JA, Kimbrell B, Petrone P, Ramicone E, Chan E: Factors Predictive of Outcome in 298 Femoral Vessel Injuries: A Non-lethal Injury in the Modern era of Trauma Surgery.  Southwest Surgical, Monterey, CA. April 18th-19th, 2004.
  • Rhee P, Carr W, Kimbrell B: Wearable Vital Signs System. Advanced Technology for Combat Casualty, St. Petersburg, FL. August 18-20, 2003.
  • Best C, Buscarini M, Petrone P, S. Demiray, Kuncir E, Kimbrell B, Asensio J: Traumatic Ureteral injuries. Does the AAST-OIS for ureteral injuries tell us anything? Proceedings of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 63rd meeting (AAST). September 11th-13th, 2003, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Books / Manuals / Chapters

  • Wang K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (33rd ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2025, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins – in press
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (32nd ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2024, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (31st ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2023, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (30th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2022, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (29th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2021, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (28th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2020, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (27th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2019, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Kimbrell B, Frank M. Hospital and OPO Collaboration. In: ODASSCE (Organ Donation Advanced Seminar for Standardized Clinical Education) Course Guide (First Edition). Michetti C, Henderson G, Auiar H,m Swanson L (Eds), Indepedently published by Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance in the United States of America, Peachtree City, GA.  2018: 65-71.
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (26th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2018, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (25th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2017, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (24th ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2016, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Samai K, Kimbrell B. Bites. In F.J. Domino (23rd ed.), The 5-min Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Asensio JA, Petrone P, Kimbrell BJ: Penetrating Cardiac Trauma. In: Vascular Trauma. Castaneda R, Sigler L, Rish L (Eds). McGraw-Hill Interamericana, Mexico City, Mexico. 2007: 223-234
  • Petrone P, Kimbrell BJ, Asensio JA: Abdominal Vascular Injuries. In: Textbook of Emergency Surgery. Perera SG, Garcia HA (Eds). Panamericana Medical Editorial, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2005: 365-375
  • Asensio JA, Petrone P., Kimbrell BJ: Abdominal Vascular Trauma. In: Vascular Trauma. Castaneda R, Sigler L, Rish L (Eds). McGraw-Hill Interamericana, Mexico City, Mexico. 2005: 201-222

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