Keck School Faculty

Emily Switzer

Emily Switzer

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Surgery
1520 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Excluding Hollow Viscus Injury for Abdominal Seat Belt Sign Using Computed Tomography JAMA Surg. 2022 Sep 01; 157(9):771-778. . View in PubMed

Emergency physician and nurse discretion accurately triage high-risk trauma patients Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Jul 29. . View in PubMed

Hypoglycemia in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(10):1580-1583. . View in PubMed

Association of Body Mass Index on Injuries and Outcomes After Ground-Level Falls Am Surg. 2021 Dec; 87(10):1584-1588. . View in PubMed

Selective Nonoperative Management of Abdominal Shotgun Wounds J Surg Res. 2021 03; 259:79-85. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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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