Ho Phan, M.D.

Ho H. Phan, M.D.


  • Professor, Department 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)

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2680
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7755
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe in treating patients as if they are my own family members.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Phan's primary clinical practice focuses on the care of critically injured and emergency surgery patients. His other interests include abdominal wall reconstruction and anterior spine exposure.

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


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

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1995

Internship: 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

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American College of Surgeons

Association for Academic Surgery

Association for Surgical Education

Sacramento Surgical Society

UC Davis Surgical Association

Honors and Awards

Shock Society Travel Award, 2005

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

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1999

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, 2014

Select Recent Publications

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

Hardy AH, Phan HH, Khanna P, Nolan T, Dong P. Transcatheter Treatment of Liver Laceration from Blunt Trauma. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sept;29(3):197-200. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326929.

Nolan, T, Phan HH, Hardy, AH, Khanna P, Dong P. Bullet Embolization: Multidisciplinary Approach by Interventional Radiology and Surgery. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sept;29(3):192-196. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326928.

Khanna P, Phan HH, Hardy AH, Nolan T, Dong P. Multidisciplinary Management of Blunt Pelvic Trauma. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Sep;29(3):187-191. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1326927.

Yang Y, Clark T, Phan HH.  Stump Appendicitis after Childhood Incidental Appendectomy. J 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. doi:10.1007/s11605-012-1878-6. Epub 2012 Apr 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. J Burn Care Res. 2012 May-Jun;33(3):393-7. doi:10.1097/BCR.0b013e3182331e28.