Rachael A. Callcut, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.S. for UC Davis Health

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

Division Chief, Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Chief Research Information Officer

Vice Chair, Clinical Science

Associate Dean of Data Science & Innovation

Professor in Residence

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Data Science

Population Health



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Clinical Interests

Dr. Callcut is a general surgeon specializing in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Clinical Care. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Callcut leads a NIH and DOD funded team of researchers focused on integration of biomedical big data and surgical data science into critical care for improved clinical decision support.

Research/Academic Interests

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 leads a lab investigating the role of inflammation and coagulopathy in critical illness and injury. Her group has specific expertise in novel therapies for treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 1997

Medical School

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2001

Other School

M.S.P.H., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2005


Surgical Intern, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison WI 2001-2002


Surgical Resident, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison WI 2001-2008


Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 2008-2009

University of California Women’s Initiative Leadership Program Recipient, 2020

UCSF Clinical Leadership Accelerator Participant, 2019

UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Office Recipient of the AAMC Mid-Career Woman in Medicine (AAMC-MidWIMs) Scholarship, 2018

Society of University Surgeons Leadership Award, 2018

Most Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2015

K Scholars Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Callcut RA, Simpson KN, Baraniuk S, Fox EE, Tilley BC, Holcomb JB; PROPPR Study Group. Cost-effectiveness evaluation of the PROPPR trial transfusion protocols. Transfusion. 2020 May 1. doi: 10.1111/trf.15784. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32358836.

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 Apr 10;14(4):e0213836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213836. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30970030.

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 Jr, Peltz ED, OʼNeill 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; Western Trauma Association Multicenter Study Group. The why and how our trauma patients die: A prospective Multicenter Western Trauma Association study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 May;86(5):864-870. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002205. PMID: 30633095.

Robles AJ, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Howard BM, Conroy AS, Moazed F, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA. Health care utilization and the cost of posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jul;85(1):148-154. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001926. PMID: 29958249.

Kunitake RC, Kornblith LZ, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA. Trauma Early Mortality Prediction Tool (TEMPT) for assessing 28-day mortality. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018 Jan 8;3(1):e000131. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000131. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29766125

Robinson BRH, Cohen MJ, Holcomb JB, Pritts TA, Gomaa D, Fox EE, Branson RD, Callcut RA, Cotton BA, Schreiber MA, Brasel KJ, Pittet JF, Inaba K, Kerby JD, Scalea TM, Wade CE, Bulger EM; PROPPR Study Group. Risk Factors for the Development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following Hemorrhage. Shock. 2018 Sep;50(3):258-264. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001073.PMID: 29194339.

Kunitake RC, Howard BM, Kornblith LZ, Christie SA, Conroy AS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA. Individual clotting factor contributions to mortality following trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Feb;82(2):302-308. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001313. PMID: 27906868.

Callcut RA, Wakam G, Conroy AS, Kornblith LZ, Howard BM, Campion EM, Nelson MF, Mell MW, Cohen MJ. Discovering the truth about life after discharge: Long-term trauma-related mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb;80(2):210-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000930. PMID: 26606176.

Callcut RA, Cripps MW, Nelson MF, Conroy AS, Robinson BB, Cohen MJ. The Massive Transfusion Score as a decision aid for resuscitation: Learning when to turn the massive transfusion protocol on and off. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar;80(3):450-6. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000914. PMID: 26517786.

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; PROPPR Study Group. 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. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.12. PMID: 25647203.