Sara Bibbens


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Director, Division of Critical Care
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality
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2018-2021 Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2014-2017 Residency, Pediatrics, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX
2010-2014 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
2005-2010 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Cum Laude


Sara Bibbens, MAJ, USA, MC is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician and Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Bibbens completed her pediatric residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, where she served an additional year as Chief Resident. She completed her pediatric critical care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She remains active in teaching, research, and clinical supervision of medical students and pediatric residents at USUHS, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital. Her research focus is on improving pediatric trauma resuscitation using a variety of simulation modalities.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Pediatric Joint Trauma System Clinical Practice Guidelines - PI

Chief Resident, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium; 2018

Representative Bibliography

Bibbens, SE. Critical appraisal of: Hymel KP, Willson DF, Boos SC, Pullin DA, Homa K, Lorenz DJ, Herman BE, Graf JM, Isaac R, Armijo-Garcia V, Narang SK. Derivation of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb;14(2):210-220. 2013. In the PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club, August 8, 2016.