Scott Zakaluzny, M.D.

Scott Adrian Zakaluzny, M.D.


Surgery - General

Surgical Critical Care





  • Assistant 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)

Additional Phone Numbers

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Zakaluzny believes in treating the patient to optimize their outcome and return them to the activities that bring them meaning and purpose.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Zakaluzny is a surgeon with specialty training in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma. In this role he cares for patients with acute traumatic injuries as well as those with acute non-traumatic surgical needs.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Zakaluzny pursues a variety of projects that focus on the care of the acutely ill and injured surgical patient.


Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program


M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD 2003

B.A., Boston University, Boston MA 1999

Internship: Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton OH 2003-2004


General Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton OH 2006-2011


Surgical Critical Care/Trauma, University of Southern California Medical Center & Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2011-2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,

CA Medical Board, License,

Indiana Medical License,

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American College of Surgeons

Honors and Awards

Air Force Bronze Star Medal, 2017

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2014

Kettering Medical Center Department of Surgery Resident of the Year, 2011

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Anderson RE, Keihani S, et al. Current Management of Extraperitoneal Bladder Injuries: Results from the Multi-Institutional Genito-Urinary Trauma Study (MiGUTS). J Urol. 2020 Sep;204(3):538-544. doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001075. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Becker JC, Zakaluzny SA, Keller BA, Galante JM, Utter GH. Clamping trial prior to thoracostomy tube removal and the need for subsequent invasive pleural drainage. Am J Surg. 2020 Aug;220(2):476-481. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.01.007. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Keihani, S, et al. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma renal injury grading scale: Implications of the 2018 revisions for injury reclassification and predicting bleeding interventions. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Mar;88(3):357-365. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002572.

Keihani S, et al. The associations between initial radiographic findings and interventions for renal hemorrhage after high-grade renal trauma: Results from the Multi-Institutional Trauma Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jun;86(6):974-982. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002254.

Keihani S et al. A nomogram predicting the need for bleeding interventions after high-grade renal trauma: Results fromthe American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-institutional Genito-Urinary Trauma Study (MiGUTS). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 May;86(5):774-782. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002222.

Keihani S, et al. Optimal Timing of Delayed Excretory Phase CT Scan for Diagnosis of Urinary Extravasation After High-Grade Renal Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Feb;86(2):274-281. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002098.

Zakaluzny SA, Beldowicz BC, Salcedo ED, DuBose JJ, Moore LJ, Brenner M. Guidelines for a System-wide multi-disciplinary approach to institutional REBOA implementation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Feb; 86(2):337-343. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002138.

Monchal T. Martin MJ, Antevil JL, Bennett DR. DeVries WC, Zakaluzny S, Ricca RL, Tien H, Mullenix PS, Stockinger ZT. Emergency Resuscitative Thoracotomy in the Combat or Operational Environment. Mil Med. 2018 Sep 1;183(supple_2):92-97. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy117.

Grabo DJ, Seery JM, Bradley M, Zakaluzny S, Kearns MJ, Fernandez N, Tadlock M. Prevention of Deep Vein Thromboembolism. Mil Med. 2018 Sep 1;183(suppl_2):133-136. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy072.

Keihani S, et al. Contemporary management of high-grade renal trauma: Results from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Genitourinary Trauma Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Mar;84(3):418-425. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001796.