Emily Switzer

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Emily Switzer, MD, received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Oklahoma and stayed on to serve a general surgery residency. She then came to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to train in one of the most competitive programs in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care in the nation at LAC + USC Medical Center. After fellowship, Dr. Switzer joined the faculty at USC.

    Dr. Switzer’s research interests include the management of penetrating abdominal wounds and coagulopathy in trauma, as well as the management of hypoglycemia in the surgical critical care unit.

    Philosophy of care: “I believe it’s important to treat the whole person, not just the pathology.”

    Dr. Switzer is board certified in General Surgery and in Surgical Critical care.

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    1. Excluding Hollow Viscus Injury for Abdominal Seat Belt Sign Using Computed Tomography. JAMA Surg. 2022 Sep 01; 157(9):771-778. Delaplain PT, Tay-Lasso E, Biffl WL, Schaffer KB, Sundel M, Behdin S, Ghneim M, Costantini TW, Santorelli JE, Switzer E, Schellenberg M, Keeley JA, Kim DY, Wang A, Dhillon NK, Patel D, Campion EM, Robinson CK, Kartiko S, Quintana MT, Estroff JM, Kirby KA, Nahmias J. PMID: 35830194; PMCID: PMC9280606.
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    2. Emergency physician and nurse discretion accurately triage high-risk trauma patients. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Jul 29. Schellenberg M, Docherty S, Owattanapanich N, Emigh B, Lutterman P, Karavites L, Switzer E, Wiepking M, Chudnofsky C, Inaba K. PMID: 35904624.
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    3. Association of Body Mass Index on Injuries and Outcomes After Ground-Level Falls. Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(10):1584-1588. Owattanapanich N, Schellenberg M, Switzer E, Clark DH, Matsushima K, Inaba K. PMID: 34130513.
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    4. Hypoglycemia in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(10):1580-1583. Switzer E, Schellenberg M, Lewis M, Owattanapanich N, Lam L, Inaba K. PMID: 34130520.
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    5. Selective Nonoperative Management of Abdominal Shotgun Wounds. J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:79-85. Schellenberg M, Owattanapanich N, Switzer E, Lewis M, Matsushima K, Lam L, Inaba K. PMID: 33279847.
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    6. The why and how our trauma patients die: A prospective Multicenter Western Trauma Association study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 05; 86(5):864-870. 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, Western Trauma Association Multicenter Study Group. PMID: 30633095; PMCID: PMC6754176.
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