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Elliott Richard Haut, M.D., Ph.D.

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Fellowship Director, Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Associate Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Abdominal Pain, Acute Care Surgery , Appendectomy, Blunt and Penetrating Trauma, Bowel Obstruction, Critical Care Medicine, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Thrombophlebitis, Emergency General Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, General Surgery, Health Services Research, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Pulmonary Embolism, Quality Measures, Quality of Care, Resident Education , Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, Trauma and Post Traumatic Reconstruction, Trauma Surgery, Venous Thromboembolism, Wilderness Medicine and Pre-hospital Resuscitation more

Research Interests: Delivery Systems and Outcomes in Trauma; Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Surgical Patients; Quality of Care and its Relation to Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); Outcomes Research in Trauma Surgery; Treatment of Penetrating Abdominal Trauma; Delivery Systems and Outcomes in Surgical Critical Care; Pre-hospital Trauma Care; Treatment and Prevention of Anemia in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Prevention and Reporting of Complications after Trauma (specifically, Deep Vein Thrombosis/DVT) more

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Phone: 410-502-3122

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  • Fellowship Director, Trauma / Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Emergency Medicine



  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1996)


  • Pennsylvania Hospital / Surgery (2002)


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Trauma Surgery (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2003, 2012)
  • American Board of Surgery / Surgical Critical Care (2004, 2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Grant Support: Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care? Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Haut ER, Gracias VH, Dabrowski GP, Gupta R, Pryor JP, Kauder DR. Training In Trauma Surgery: Quantitative And Qualitative Aspects Of A New Paradigm For Fellowship. Annals of Surgery. 2003; 238(4):596-604.

Haut ER, Nance ML, Keller MS, Groner JI, Ford HR, Kuhn A, Tuchfarber B, Garcia V, Schwab CW, Stafford PW. Management of Penetrating Colon Injury in the Pediatric Patient. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2004; 47, 1526-1532.

Haut ER, Sicoutris CP, Meredith DM, Sonnad SS, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Hanson CW, Gracias VH. Improved Nurse Job Satisfaction and Job Retention with the Transition from a Mandatory Consultation Model to a Semi-Closed Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A 1-Year Prospective Evaluation. Critical Care Medicine. 2006; 34(2):387-95.

Haut ER, Chang DC, Efron D, Cornwell 3rd EE. Injured Patients Have Lower Mortality When Treated By "Full-Time" Trauma Surgeons Vs. Surgeons Who Cover Trauma "Part-Time". Journal of Trauma. 2006; 61(2):272-279.

Shoher A, Chang DC, Efron DT, Cornwell 3rd EE, Haut ER. Multiple Simultaneous Trauma Patients: Are They Worse Off? Journal of Trauma. 2006; 61(3):611-5.

Weiss ES, Hayanga AJ, Efron DT, Noll K, Cornwell 3rd EE, Haut ER. Laterality of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Trauma Patients: Are We Screening Our Patients Adequately? Journal of Surgical Research. 2007; 141(1):68-71.

Haut ER, Noll K, Efron DT, Berenholz SM, Haider A, Cornwell 3rd EE, Pronovost PJ. Can Increased Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Be Used as a Marker of Quality of Care in the Absence of Standardized Screening?: The Potential Effect of Surveillance Bias on Reported DVT Rates. Journal of Trauma. 2007; 63(5):1132-1137.

Meneshian A, Brooke B, Cornwell 3rd EE, Haut ER. Retroperitoneal Gunshot Wound Hernia: An Unusual Cause Of Early Post-Operative Small Bowel Obstruction After Laparotomy for Trauma. Journal of Trauma. 2008; 64:213214.

Kardooni S, Haut ER, Pierce CA, Chang DC, Efron DT, Haider AH, Pronovost PJ, Cornwell 3rd EE. Hazards of Benchmarking Complication Rates With The National Trauma Data Bank: Numerators in Search of Denominators. Journal of Trauma. 2008; 64(2):273-279. (Corresponding Author) (Cover figure)

Pierce CA, Haut ER, Kardooni S, Chang DC, Efron DT, Haider AH, Pronovost PJ, Cornwell 3rd EE. Surveillance Bias and Deep Vein Thrombosis in the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB): The More We Look, The More We Find. Journal of Trauma. 2008; 64:932937. (Corresponding Author)

Pham JC, Catlett CL, Berenholtz SM, Haut ER. Change in Use of Allogeneic Red Blood Cell Transfusions Among Surgical Patients Over Time. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). 2008; 207(3):352-9.

Haut ER, Chang DC, Pierce CA, Colantuoni E, Efron DT, Haider AH, Cornwell 3rd EE, Pronovost PJ. Predictors of Post-Traumatic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Hospital Practice vs. Patient Factors: An Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). Journal of Trauma 2009; 66(4):994-9.

Haider AH, Crompton JG, Oyetunji TA, Efron DT, Chang DC, Stevens KA, Cornwell, III EE, Haut ER. Females have fewer complications and lower mortality following trauma than similarly injured males. Surgery. 2009; 146(2):308-315.

Haut ER, Chang DC, Hayanga AJ, Efron DT, Haider AH, Cornwell 3rd EE. System-Based and Surgeon-Based Influences on Trauma Mortality. Archives of Surgery. 2009; 144 (8):759-764.

Haut ER, Kalish BT, Efron DT, Haider AH, Stevens KA, Kieninger AN, Cornwell EE 3rd, Chang DC. Spine Immobilization in Penetrating Trauma: More Harm Than Good? Journal of Trauma. J Trauma. 2010;68(1): 115121.

Educational Publications

Streiff MB, Haut ER. The CMS Ruling on Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty: Weighing Risks and Benefits. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 2009; 301(10):1063-1065.

Educational Publications

Marcucci L, Martinez E, Haut ER, Slonim A, Suarez J, eds. Avoiding Common ICU Errors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007. (Article)

Activities & Honors


  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST)
  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  • Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
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