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

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

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Director of Data Science,
Program Director of the Smarter Health Artificial Intelligence Initiative
Center for Digital Health Innovation

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(415) 206-8673 Appointments
(415) 206-4623 Academic 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
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Device Innovation
  • Hemostasis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Trauma & Critical Care Outcomes Research

Rachael A. Callcut, M.D., M.S.P.H, 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.

Dr. Callcut subsequently completed a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Dr. Callcut is a graduate of the UCSF CTSI K-scholars program and was the recipient of a NIH Mentored (K01) Career Development Award in Data Science from the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative. She served on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati and Stanford University medical schools before joined the UCSF Department of Surgery faculty in August 2012.

Dr. Callcut has an active clinical practice encompassing elective and emergent general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care. Dr. Callcut is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the Society of University Surgeons (SUS), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Association of Academic Surgery (AAS), the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), and the Western Trauma Association (WTA).

In addition to serving in multiple leadership capacities in national organizations, she is the current Chair of the EAST Research and Scholarship Committee (2019-2022). The Committee is tasked with developing programs to facilitate the growth of promising surgeon-scientists in the field of trauma/critical care.

Dr. Callcut has a broad health services research and data science portfolio focused on clinical outcomes research in Trauma and Critical Care and is an investigator in ongoing multicenter clinical trials examining resuscitation outcomes. Dr. Callcut has published numerous articles on the impact of regulatory issues in surgery, health care delivery, artificial intelligence/machine learning, advanced statistical techniques, cost-effectiveness, and the development of screening algorithms for clinical care. 

Dr. Callcut also serves on the executive leadership team of the UCAF Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) as both the Director of Data Science and Program Director of the SmarterHealth Artificial Intelligence Initiative. In these capacities, she leads a multi-disciplinary team working at the intersection of artificial intelligence to drive change in the delivery of healthcare for both patients and providers. Her team has developed and licensed multiple commercial applications of artificial intelligence deployed in the clinical domain. 

Dr. Callcut is a also a member of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences and UCSF Innovation Ventures. Her research also includes directing a NIH and DOD funded research lab in the Department of Surgery focused on integration of biomedical big data and surgical data science into critical care for improved clinical decision support.

Most recent publications from a total of 64
  1. Sammann A, Chehab LZ, Patel D, Liao J, Callcut R, Knudson MM. Improving Efficiency and Meeting Expectations Without Compromising Care on Trauma Surgical Rounds. J Surg Res. 2020 Mar; 247:163-171. View in PubMed
  2. Neal MD, Moore EE, Walsh M, Thomas S, Callcut RA, Kornblith LZ, Schreiber M, Ekeh AP, Singer AJ, Lottenberg L, Foreman M, Evans S, Winfield RD, Goodman MD, Freeman C, Milia D, Saillant N, Hartmann J, Achneck HE. A comparison between the TEG 6s and TEG 5000 analyzers to assess coagulation in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb; 88(2):279-285. View in PubMed
  3. Campion EM, Robinson CK, Brant N, Ferrigno L, McIntyre R, Biesterveld B, Alam H, Callcut R, Mishra S, Platt B, Moore MM, Nahmias J, Grigorian A, Dance S, Britton L, Schroeppel T, Rodriquez J, Shatz D, Becker J, Spalding MC, Wolff TW, Privette AR, Eriksson E, Sahi SL, Patel A, Moore SM, Stiles AL, Moore EE, Cohen MJ, Sauaia A, Burlew CC, Urban S, Osi Udekwu P, Nguyen M, Dibbert A, Conroy A, Ross E, Nunez Garcia B, Albertson S, Dunn J, Alnachaoukati O, Stillman Z, Decker C, Heise H, Burton JS. End-tidal carbon dioxide underestimates plasma carbon dioxide during emergent trauma laparotomy leading to hypoventilation and misguided resuscitation: A Western Trauma Association Multicenter Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Nov; 87(5):1119-1124. View in PubMed
  4. Kornblith LZ, Decker A, Conroy AS, Hendrickson CM, Fields AT, Robles AJ, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ. It's About Time: Transfusion effects on postinjury platelet aggregation over time. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Nov; 87(5):1042-1051. View in PubMed
  5. Joseph B, Hanna K, Callcut RA, Coleman JJ, Sakran JV, Neumayer LA. The Hidden Burden of Mental Health Outcomes Following Firearm-related Injures. Ann Surg. 2019 Oct; 270(4):593-601. View in PubMed
  6. Dennis BM, Stonko DP, Callcut RA, Sidwell RA, Stassen NA, Cohen MJ, Cotton BA, Guillamondegui OD. Artificial neural networks can predict trauma volume and acuity regardless of center size and geography: A multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 07; 87(1):181-187. View in PubMed
  7. Miyazawa B, Trivedi A, Togarrati PP, Potter D, Baimukanova G, Vivona L, Lin M, Lopez E, Callcut R, Srivastava AK, Kornblith LZ, Fields AT, Schreiber MA, Wade CE, Holcomb JB, Pati S. Regulation of endothelial cell permeability by platelet-derived extracellular vesicles. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jun; 86(6):931-942. View in PubMed
  8. Callcut RA, Robles AM, Kornblith LZ, Plevin RE, Mell MW. Effect of mass shootings on gun sales-A 20-year perspective. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Sep; 87(3):531-540. View in PubMed
  9. Kornblith LZ, Robles AJ, Conroy AS, Redick BJ, Howard BM, Hendrickson CM, Moore S, Nelson MF, Moazed F, Callcut RA, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ. Predictors of postinjury acute respiratory distress syndrome: Lung injury persists in the era of hemostatic resuscitation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 08; 87(2):371-378. View in PubMed
  10. Christie SA, Conroy AS, Callcut RA, Hubbard AE, Cohen MJ. Dynamic multi-outcome prediction after injury: Applying adaptive machine learning for precision medicine in trauma. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0213836. View in PubMed
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