Allan B. Peetz, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Surgery
M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.S., Science, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Office Address
1211 21st Avenue South
404 Medical Arts Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Description
I am fellowship trained in trauma, acute care surgery, and surgical critical care.I maintain an active role in clinical research that focuses on improving outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. In addition, I have a research interest in ethics in trauma surgery. I also place a special value in the education of medical students and residents and pursue excellence in my duties as a teacher.

Ultimately, it is my intent as an academic surgeon to investigate clinically relevant outcomes that will serve to improve care. In addition, I hope to more clearly define ethics in the field of trauma surgery with the aim of improving decision making and surgical education.
Research Keywords
Ethics, Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Surgical Ethics, Public Policy, Health Policy, Outcomes
Clinical Research Keywords
Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Emergency Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care
Brooks SE, Peetz AB. Evidence-Based Care of Geriatric Trauma Patients. Surg. Clin. North Am. 2017 Oct; 97(5): 1157-74. PMID: 28958363, PII: S0039-6109(17)30081-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2017.06.006, ISSN: 1558-3171.

Peetz AB, Brat GA, Rydingsward J, Askari R, Olufajo OA, Elias KM, Mogensen KM, Lesage JL, Horkan CM, Salim A, Christopher KB. Functional status, age, and long-term survival after trauma. Surgery [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep; 160(3): 762-70. PMID: 27375087, PII: S0039-6060(16)30049-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.04.015, ISSN: 1532-7361.

Olufajo OA, Rios-Diaz A, Peetz AB, Williams KJ, Havens JM, Cooper ZR, Gates JD, Haider AH, Salim A, Askari R. Comparing Readmissions and Infectious Complications of Blunt Splenic Injuries Using a Statewide Database. Surg Infect (Larchmt) [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 17(2): 191-7. PMID: 26859534, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2015.137, ISSN: 1557-8674.

Peetz A, Salim A, Askari R, De Moya MA, Olufajo OA, Simon TG, Gibbons FK, Christopher KB. Association of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score and Mortality in Trauma Patients With Chronic Liver Disease. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan; 151(1): 41-8. PMID: 26422817, PII: 2446846, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3114, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Havens JM, Peetz AB. Re: Association of emergency general surgery with excess postoperative morbidity and mortality [letter]. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun; 78(6): 1235-6. PMID: 26151530, PII: 01586154-201506000-00028, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000638, ISSN: 2163-0763.

Peetz AB, Sadovnikoff N, O'Connor MF. Is informed consent for extracorporeal life support even possible?. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Mar; 17(3): 236-42. PMID: 25813590, PII: journalofethics.2015.17.3.stas1-1503, DOI: 10.1001/journalofethics.2015.17.3.stas1-1503, ISSN: 2376-6980.

Havens JM, Peetz AB, Do WS, Cooper Z, Kelly E, Askari R, Reznor G, Salim A. The excess morbidity and mortality of emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb; 78(2): 306-11. PMID: 25757115, PII: 01586154-201502000-00013, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000517, ISSN: 2163-0763.

Crandall M. Resident Readiness: General Surgery. Klamen DL, George BC, Harken AH, DaRosa D, editors. New York (United States): McGraw-Hill Publishing Company; 2014 Nov 11/26/2014.Chapter , A 68-year-old man with postoperative hypotension. ISBN-13: 9780071773195.

Freita Gil, Patel Vihas. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. 2nd. New York (United States): McGraw-Hill; [date unknown]. Chapter , Physiologic Response to Surgery. (forthcoming).

Yorkgitis Brian. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. 2nd. New York (United States): McGraw-Hill; [date unknown]. Chapter , Perioperative Hemostasis. (forthcoming).

Najjar Peter. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. 2nd. New York (United States): McGraw-Hill; [date unknown]. Chapter , Postoperative Complications. (forthcoming).

Columbus Alexandra, Havens Joaquim (M). Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. 2nd. New York (United States): McGraw-Hill; [date unknown]. Chapter , Surgical Tubes and Drains. (forthcoming).

Havens Joaquim (M). Clinical Decision Support: Surgery. Wilmington (United States): Decision Support in Medicine, LLC; [date unknown]. Chapter , Acute Renal Failure. (in press).