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Rachael A. Callcut, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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(415) 206-8673 Appointments
(415) 206-4623 Office
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  • Case Western Reserve University, B.S., Biology, 1997, B.A., Chemistry, 1997
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, M.D., 2001
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, M.S.P.H., 2005
  • Clinical Investigators Preparatory Program Certificate, 2005
  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, 2001-2008.
  • Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, 2007-2008
  • Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 2008-2009
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Hemostasis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Trauma & Critical Care Outcomes Research

Rachael A. Callcut, M.D., M.S.P.H. is a general surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery based at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Hospital. She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care

Dr. Callcut received her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and thereafter completed a general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

During residency, Dr. Callcut spent two years as a NIH post-doctoral research fellow earning a Clinical Investigator's Preparatory Program Certificate and a Masters of Science in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Callcut has previously served on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati and Stanford University medical schools.

Dr. Callcut has a broad health services research portfolio focused on clinical outcomes research in Trauma and Critical Care. She has an active role in ongoing multicenter clinical trials examining resuscitation outcomes. She has been active in publishing on the impact of regulatory issues in surgery, health care delivery, cost-effectiveness, and the development of screening algorithms for clinical care.

Most recent publications from a total of 27
  1. Sanford T, McCulloch CE, Callcut RA, Carroll PR, Breyer BN. Bicycle Trauma Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 1998-2013. JAMA. 2015 Sep 1; 314(9):947-9. View in PubMed
  2. Moore SE, Decker A, Hubbard A, Callcut RA, Fox EE, Del Junco DJ, Holcomb JB, Rahbar MH, Wade CE, Schreiber MA, Alarcon LH, Brasel KJ, Bulger EM, Cotton BA, Muskat P, Myers JG, Phelan HA, Cohen MJ. Statistical Machines for Trauma Hospital Outcomes Research: Application to the PRospective, Observational, Multi-Center Major Trauma Transfusion (PROMMTT) Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0136438. View in PubMed
  3. Howard BM, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Redick BJ, Conroy AS, Nelson MF, Callcut RA, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ. Differences in degree, differences in kind: Characterizing lung injury in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr; 78(4):735-41. View in PubMed
  4. Holcomb JB, Tilley BC, Baraniuk S, Fox EE, Wade CE, Podbielski JM, del Junco DJ, Brasel KJ, Bulger EM, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ, Cotton BA, Fabian TC, Inaba K, Kerby JD, Muskat P, O'Keeffe T, Rizoli S, Robinson BR, Scalea TM, Schreiber MA, Stein DM, Weinberg JA, Callum JL, Hess JR, Matijevic N, Miller CN, Pittet JF, Hoyt DB, Pearson GD, Leroux B, van Belle G. Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: the PROPPR randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 Feb 3; 313(5):471-82. View in PubMed
  5. Kornblith LZ, Howard B, Kunitake R, Redick B, Nelson M, Cohen MJ, Callcut R. Obesity and clotting: Body mass index independently contributes to hypercoagulability after injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jan; 78(1):30-8. View in PubMed
  6. Howard BM, Kornblith LZ, Redick BJ, Vilardi RF, Balhotra KS, Crane JM, Forde MR, Nelson MF, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ. The effects of alcohol on coagulation in trauma patients: Interpreting thrombelastography with caution. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):865-72. View in PubMed
  7. Kornblith LZ, Howard BM, Cheung CK, Dayter Y, Pandey S, Busch MP, Pati S, Callcut RA, Vilardi RF, Redick BJ, Nelson MF, Cohen MJ. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Hemostatic profiles of whole blood variants. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec; 77(6):818-27. View in PubMed
  8. Privette AR, Evans AE, Moyer JC, Nelson MF, Knudson MM, Mackersie RC, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ. Beyond emergency surgery: redefining acute care surgery. J Surg Res. 2015 Jun 1; 196(1):166-71. View in PubMed
  9. Kornblith LZ, Kutcher ME, Callcut RA, Redick BJ, Hu CK, Cogbill TH, Baker CC, Shapiro ML, Burlew CC, Kaups KL, DeMoya MA, Haan JM, Koontz CH, Zolin SJ, Gordy SD, Shatz DV, Paul DB, Cohen MJ. Mechanical ventilation weaning and extubation after spinal cord injury: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Dec; 75(6):1060-9; discussion 1069-70. View in PubMed
  10. Robinson BR, Cotton BA, Pritts TA, Branson R, Holcomb JB, Muskat P, Fox EE, Wade CE, del Junco DJ, Bulger EM, Cohen MJ, Schreiber MA, Myers JG, Brasel KJ, Phelan HA, Alarcon LH, Rahbar MH, Callcut RA. Application of the Berlin definition in PROMMTT patients: the impact of resuscitation on the incidence of hypoxemia. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul; 75(1 Suppl 1):S61-7. View in PubMed
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