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

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  • Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, & Service, Department of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery


Acute Care Surgery, Appendectomy, Blunt and Penetrating Trauma, Bowel Obstruction, Critical Care Medicine, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery, Health Services Research, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Pulmonary Embolism, Quality Care, Quality Measures, Resident Education, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, Trauma and Post Traumatic Reconstruction, Trauma Surgery, Venous Thromboembolism ...read more

Research Interests

Delivery Systems and Outcomes in Trauma; Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); Quality of Care and its Relation to Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE); Outcomes Research in Trauma Surgery; Treatment of Trauma; Outcomes in Surgical Critical Care; Pre-hospital Trauma Care; Prevention and Reporting of Complications after Trauma (specifically, Deep Vein Thrombosis/DVT) ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-502-3122
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-502-3122
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-502-3122 | Fax: 410-502-3569
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-550-5900 | Fax: 410-550-2011
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  • Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, & Service, Department of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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


  • Surgery; Pennsylvania Hospital (2002)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2003)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care) (2004)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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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. J Trauma. 2007; 63(5):1132-1137

Streiff MB, Haut ER. The CMS Ruling on Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty: Weighing Risks and Benefits. JAMA – J Am Med Assoc. 2009; 301(10):1063-1065

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

Haut ER, Kalish BT, Cotton BA, Efron DT, Haider AH, Stevens KA, Kieninger AN, Cornwell EE 3rd, Chang DC. Pre-Hospital Intravenous Fluid Administration is Associated with Higher Mortality in Trauma Patients: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis. Ann Surg. 2011; 253(2):371-377

Haut ER, Pronovost PJ. Surveillance Bias in Outcomes Reporting. JAMA – J Am Med Assoc. 2011; 305(23):2462-3

Streiff MB, Carolan HT, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Holzmueller CG, Demski R, Lau BD, Biscup-Horn P, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Lessons from the Johns Hopkins Multi-Disciplinary Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Collaborative. Brit Med J. 2012; 344:e3935

Haut ER, Lau BD, Kraenzlin FS, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Carolan HT, Haider AH, Holzmueller CG, Efron DT, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB. Improved Prophylaxis and Decreased Rates of Preventable Harm With the Use of a Mandatory Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool for Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2012; 147(10):901-7

Haut ER, Lau BD. Chapter 28: Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: Brief Update Review. In "Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices." 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 2013; (211): C-62

Stroh DA, Ray-Mazumder N, Norman JA, Haider AH, Stevens KA, Chi A, Rushing AP, Efron DT, Haut ER. Influencing Medical Student Education via a Voluntary Shadowing Program for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. JAMA - Surgery. 2013; 148(10):968-70

Haut ER, Mann NC, Kotwal RS. "Military Trauma Care's Learning Health System: The Importance of Data Driven Decision Making." Paper commissioned by the National Academies of Medicine used to support the report titled "A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury." 2016.

Activities & Honors


  • DVTeamCare™ Hospital Award, North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) for the VTE Collaborative at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
  • Hopkins Sommer Scholar, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
  • Health Policy and Leadership Scholarship, American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), 2011
  • Duncan Neuhauser Award for Curricular Innovation, Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI), 2014
  • Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015
  • Patient Safety Star, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2015
  • Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2016


  • 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)
  • The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

Professional Activities

  • President, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • Editorial Board, JAMA - Surgery
  • Editorial Board, Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open (TSACO), Associate Editor (Social Media)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Associate Editor
  • Chair, Maryland TraumaNet
  • Panel Member, National Quality Forum (NQF) Trauma Outcomes
  • Principal Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A Fix for Gender Bias in Health Care? Check. New York Times (1/11/2017)

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)

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