Ho Phan, M.D.

Ho H. Phan, M.D.


  • Associate Professor of Surgery


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-2680
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Phan's clinical interests focus on trauma surgery, emergency surgery and surgical critical care. His research interests focus on gene regulation of the response to injury, particularly the effect of injury on LPS receptor signal transduction and NF-kappa B alternative splicing.


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care


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

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1995

Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif, 2001


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif, 2007


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif, 2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2008

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 2008

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Association for Academic Surgery

Honors and Awards

Shock Society Travel Award, 2005

Intern of the Year, University of California, Davis, 2001

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1999

Select Recent Publications

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.

Hardy AH, Phan HH, Khanna P, Nolan T, Dong P.  Transcatheter Treatment of Liver Laceration from Blunt Trauma.  Seminars in Interventional Radiology.  2012 Sept; 29(3): 197-200

Nolan, T, Phan HH, Hardy, AH, Khanna P, Dong P.  Bullet Embolization:  Multidisciplinary Approach by Interventional Radiology and Surgery.  Seminars in Interventional Radiology.  2012 Sept; 29(3): 192-196

Khanna P, Phan HH, Hardy AH, Nolan T, Dong P.  Multidisciplinary Management of Blunt Pelvic Trauma.  Seminars in Interventional Radiology.  2012 Sept; 29(3): 187-191

Yang Y, Clark T, Phan HH.  Stump Appendicitis after Childhood Incidental Appendectomy.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  2012 Nov, 47(11):e15-7.

Yang Y, Batth SS, Chen M, Borys D, Phan HH.  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. Epub 2012 April 12.

Sen S, Szoka N, Phan HH, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh DG.  Herpes Simplex Activation Prolongs Recovery from Severe Burn Injury and Increases Bacteria Infection Risk. Journal of Burn Care and Research.  2012 May-Jun; 33(3):393-7.

Phan HH, Cocanour CS.  Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection in the Intensive Care Unit.  Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep:38(9 suppl):S460-468.

Galante JM, Phan HH, Wisner DH.  Trauma Surgery to Acute Care Surgery: Defining the Paradigm Shift. J Trauma. 2010 May:68(5):1024-1031

Phan HH, Wisner DH.  Should we increase the ratio of plasma/platelets to red blood cells in massive transfusion: What is the evidence?. Vox Sanguinis. 2010 April:98(3Pt2):395-402.