Ho H. Phan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Ho H. Phan, M.D.

Professor, Department of Surgery

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Surgery - General

Surgery - Acute Care Surgery

Surgical Critical Care



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center - Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I would like to care for my patients the same way that I would like my family and myself to be cared for.

Clinical Interests

Ho H. Phan, MD FACS graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1995 with a degree in Molecular Biology. He received his MD degree from Meharry Medical College in 2000. He completed his General Surgery Training at UC Davis in 2007, which also included a two year research fellowship at the Shriners Hospital. He then completed a one year Surgical Critical Care fellowship at UC Davis, and joined the UC Davis Department of Surgery Faculty in 2008. Currently, Dr. Phan is a Health Sciences Professor in the Department of Surgery. He is active in the field of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and in medical student education. He is currently serving as the Director of Surgery Clerkship.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Phan’s academic interests include surgical education, particularly medical student education and outcomes in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1995

Medical School

M.D., Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN 2000


Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2000-2001


General Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2001-2007


Surgical Critical Care, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2007-2008

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, 2014

Shock Society Travel Award, 2005

Intern of the Year, UC Davis, 2001

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1999

Guenther T, Rinderknecht T, Phan H, Wozniak C, Rodriquez V. Pericardial rupture leading to cardiac herniation after blunt trauma. Trauma Case Rep. 2020 May 11;27:100309. doi:10.1016/j.tcr.2020.100309. PMID:32420444.

Phares A, Sauder CA, Salcedo ES, Leshikar, DE Irwin C, Middleton G, Phan HH. Timing of Surgery and Internal Medicine Clerkships and Shelf Examination Scores. J Surg Res. 2019 Jul 19; 244:456-459. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2019.06.085. Epub 2019 Jul 19. PMID: 31330288.

Byrge N, Heilbrun M, Winkler N, Sommers D, Evans H, Cattin LM, Scalea T, Stein DM, Neideen T, Walsh P, Sims CA, Brahmbhatt TS, Galante JM, Phan HH, Malhotra A, Stovall RT, Jurkovich GJ, Coimbra R, Berndtson AE, O'Callaghan TA, Gaspard SF, Schreiber MA, Cook MR, Demetriades D, Rivera O, Velmahos GC, Zhao T, Park PK, Machado-Aranda D, Ahmad S, Lewis J, Hoff WS, Suleiman G, Sperry J, Zolin S, Carrick MM, Mallory GR, Nunez J, Colonna A, Enniss T, Nirula R. An AAST-MITC analysis of pancreatic trauma: Staple or sew? Resect or drain? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Sep;85(3):435-443. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001987. PMID:29787527.

Young JB, Utter GH, Schermer CR, Galante JM, Phan HH, Yang Y, Anderson BA, Scherer LA. Saline versus Plasma-Lyte A in initial resuscitation of trauma patients: a randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb;259(2):255-62. doi:10.1097/SLA.0b013e318295feba. PMID:23732264.  

Hardy AH, Phan H, Khanna P, Nolan T, Dong P. Transcatheter treatment of liver laceration from blunt trauma. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sep;29(3):197-200. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326929. PMID:23997412.

Nolan T, Phan H, Hardy AH, Khanna P, Dong P. Bullet embolization: multidisciplinary approach by interventional radiology and surgery. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sep;29(3):192-6. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326928. PMID:23997411.

Khanna P, Phan H, Hardy AH, Nolan T, Dong P. Multidisciplinary management of blunt pelvic trauma. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sep;29(3):187-91. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326927. PMID:23997410.

Yang Y, Clark TR, Phan HH. Stump appendicitis after childhood incidental appendectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov;47(11):e15-7. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.06.017. PMID:23164023.

Yang Y, Batth SS, Chen M, Borys D, Phan H. Enteropathy-associated T cell lymphoma presenting with acute abdominal syndrome: a case report and review of literature. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Jul;16(7):1446-9. doi:10.1007/s11605-012-1878-6. Epub 2012 Apr 12. PMID:22528568.

Sen S, Szoka N, Phan H, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D. Herpes simplex activation prolongs recovery from severe burn injury and increases bacterial infection risk. J Burn Care Res. 2012 May-Jun;33(3):393-7. doi:10.1097/BCR.0b013e3182331e28. PMID:22079915.