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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), 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

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Kisat MT, Latif A, Zogg CK, Haut ER, Zafar SN, Hashmi ZG, Oyetunji TA, Cornwell EE, 3rd, Zafar H, Haider AH. Survival Outcomes after Prolonged ICU Length of Stay Among Trauma Patients: The Evidence for Never Giving Up. Surgery. 2016 Sep, 160(3): 771-80

Lau BD, Streiff MB, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Farrow NE, Efron DT, Haut ER. Resident feedback in general surgery bleeds over into trauma. Journal of Surgical Research. [In Press]

Farrow NE, Lau BD, JohnBull EA, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Taffe ER, Shaffer DL, Popoola VO, Streiff MB, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Is the Meaningful Use Venous Thromboembolism VTE-6 Measure Meaningful? A retrospective analysis of one hospital's VTE-6 cases. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Volume 42, Number 9, September 2016, pp. 410-416(7)

Zogg CK, Payro Chew F, Scott JW, Wolf LL, Tsai TC, Najjar P, Olufajo OA, Schneider EB, Haut ER, Haider AH, Canner JK. Injured, Young and Uninsured: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Insurance Coverage and Rehabilitation Use Among Young Adult Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg 2016 [In Press]

Wandling MW, Nathens AB, Shapiro MB, Haut ER. Police Transport vs. Ground EMS: A Trauma System Level Evaluation of Pre-Hospital Care Policies and their Effect on Clinical Outcomes. JOTACS. 2016 [In Press]

Activities & Honors


  • Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015


  • 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)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Crying foul over unjust penalties, HopkinsMedicine (Fall 2015)

Blood clots show limits of quality care penalties, The Health Care Blog (8/6/2015)

Blood clot prevention is higher priority at hospitals, The Wall Street Journal (8/3/2015)

Information for patients about blood clot prevention, Johns Hopkins Medicine - Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (2015)

Improving patient-nurse communication to prevent a life-threatening complication, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (6/3/2014)

Preventing venous thromboembolism: Empowering patients and enabling patient-centered care via health information technology, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (2013)

Preventing venous thromboembolism, Johns Hopkins Medicine - Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (2013)

The bullet and the damage done, Rolling Stone (3/6/2003)



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