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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 52
  1. 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 Feb 13. View in PubMed
  2. Robles AJ, Conroy AS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA. Is it time to measure complications from the National Trauma Data Bank? A longitudinal analysis of recent reporting trends. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Feb; 86(2):282-288. View in PubMed
  3. Callcut RA, Kornblith LZ, Conroy AS, Robles AJ, Meizoso JP, Namias N, Meyer DE, Haymaker A, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Haan JM, Lightwine KL, Porter JM, San Roman JL, Biffl WL, Hayashi MS, Sise MJ, Badiee J, Recinos G, Inaba K, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Dunn JA, Godin S, McIntyre RC, Peltz ED, O'Neill PJ, Diven CF, Scifres AM, Switzer EE, West MA, Storrs S, Cullinane DC, Cordova JF, Moore EE, Moore HB, Privette AR, Eriksson EA, Cohen MJ. "The Why & How Our Trauma Patients Die: A Prospective Multicenter Western Trauma Association Study." J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jan 10. View in PubMed
  4. Stonko DP, Dennis BM, Callcut RA, Betzold RD, Smith MC, Medvecz AJ, Guillamondegui OD. Identifying temporal patterns in trauma admissions: Informing resource allocation. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0207766. View in PubMed
  5. Sumislawski JJ, Kornblith LZ, Conroy AS, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ. Dynamic coagulability after injury: Is delaying venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis worth the wait? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov; 85(5):907-914. View in PubMed
  6. Christie SA, Hubbard AE, Callcut RA, Hameed M, Dissak-Delon FN, Mekolo D, Saidou A, Mefire AC, Nsongoo P, Dicker RA, Cohen MJ, Juillard C. Machine learning without borders? An adaptable tool to optimize mortality prediction in diverse clinical settings. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov; 85(5):921-927. View in PubMed
  7. Kornblith LZ, Robles AJ, Conroy AS, Hendrickson CM, Calfee CS, Fields AT, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ. Perhaps it's not the platelet: Ristocetin uncovers the potential role of von Willebrand factor in impaired platelet aggregation following traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov; 85(5):873-880. View in PubMed
  8. Burlew CC, Sumislawski JJ, Behnfield CD, McNutt MK, McCarthy J, Sharpe JP, Croce MA, Bala M, Kashuk J, Spalding MC, Beery PR, John S, Hunt DJ, Harmon L, Stein DM, Callcut R, Wybourn C, Sperry J, Anto V, Dunn J, Veith JP, Brown CVR, Celii A, Zander TL, Coimbra R, Berndtson AE, Moss TZ, Malhotra AK, Hazelton JP, Linden K, West M, Alam HB, Williams AM, Kim J, Inaba K, Moulton S, Choi YM, Warren HL, Collier B, Ball CG, Savage S, Hartwell JL, Cullinane DC, Zielinski MD, Ray-Zack MD, Morse BC, Rhee P, Rutherford EJ, Udekwu P, Reynolds C, Toschlog E, Gondek S, Ju T, Haan JM, Lightwine KL, Kulvatunyou N, Coates B, Khouqeer AF, Todd SR, Zarzaur B, Waller CJ, Kallies KJ, Neideen T, Eddine SBZ, Peck KA, Dunne CE, Kramer K, Bokhari F, Dhillon TS, Galante JM, Cohen MJ. Time to stroke: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study of blunt cerebrovascular injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov; 85(5):858-866. View in PubMed
  9. Callcut RA, Robles AMJ, Mell MW. Banning open carry of unloaded handguns decreases firearm-related fatalities and hospital utilization. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000196. View in PubMed
  10. Stettler GR, Sumislawski JJ, Moore EE, Nunns GR, Kornblith LZ, Conroy AS, Callcut RA, Silliman CC, Banerjee A, Cohen MJ, Sauaia A. Citrated kaolin thrombelastography (TEG) thresholds for goal-directed therapy in injured patients receiving massive transfusion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Oct; 85(4):734-740. View in PubMed
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