• Dr. Hu joined the faculty of the UAB Acute Care Surgery Division after completing residency in 2015 at the University of Missouri. After a year as a clinical instructor within the division, he underwent further training in surgical critical care. Upon completing fellowship, he rejoined the faculty as an assistant professor. In his time since arriving at UAB, Dr. Hu has engaged in numerous research projects and presented his work both nationally and internationally within the fields of trauma and critical care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Over-transfusion with blood for suspected hemorrhagic shock is not associated with worse clinical outcomesTransfusion.  62:S177-S184. 2022
    2021 A new definition for massive transfusion in the modern era of whole blood resuscitationTransfusion.  61:S252-S263. 2021
    2021 Perception of risk in massive transfusion as it relates to fetal outcomes: A survey of surgeons and nurses at one American trauma centerTransfusion.  61:S159-S166. 2021
    2021 Use of continuous intercostal nerve blockade is associated with improved outcomes in patients with multiple rib fractures 2021
    2021 Estrogen Alleviates Sex-Dependent Differences in Lung Bacterial Clearance and Mortality Secondary to Bacterial Pneumonia after Traumatic Brain InjuryJournal of Neurotrauma.  38:989-999. 2021
    2021 Universal screening for blunt cerebrovascular injuryJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  90:224-231. 2021
    2020 Temporal Dysregulation of the Angiopoietin-2/-1 Ratio After Trauma and Associations With Injury Characteristics and OutcomesShock.  54:703-709. 2020
    2020 Early comprehensive testing for COVID-19 is essential to protect trauma centersJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  89:698-702. 2020
    2020 Splenectomy does not affect the development of pneumonia following severe traumatic brain injuryBrain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health.  1. 2020
    2019 Outcomes in patients with gunshot wounds to the brain 2019
    2019 Plasma Angiopoietin-2/-1 Ratio is Elevated and Angiopoietin-2 Levels Correlate with Plasma Syndecan-1 Following Pediatric TraumaShock.  52:340-346. 2019
    2019 The Depth of Sternal Fracture Displacement is Not Associated With Blunt Cardiac InjuryJournal of Surgical Research.  235:322-328. 2019
    2019 National estimates of the use and outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after acute trauma 2019
    2019 Erratum: Correction: Role of heme in lung bacterial infection after trauma hemorrhage and stored red blood cell transfusion: A preclinical experimental study (PLoS Med (2018) 15:3 (e1002522) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002522)PLoS Medicine.  16. 2019
    2018 Sarcopenia diagnosed using masseter muscle area predictive of early mortality following severe traumatic brain injuryNeural Regeneration Research.  13:2089-2090. 2018
    2018 Sarcopenia Measured Using Masseter Area Predicts Early Mortality following Severe Traumatic Brain InjuryJournal of Neurotrauma.  35:2400-2406. 2018
    2018 Impact of initial temporary abdominal closure in damage control surgery: A retrospective analysisWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery.  13. 2018
    2018 Reverse Malrotation: An Uncommon Presentation of Abdominal Pain. 2018
    2018 Reverse malrotation: An uncommon presentation of abdominal pain 2018
    2018 Role of heme in lung bacterial infection after trauma hemorrhage and stored red blood cell transfusion: A preclinical experimental studyPLoS Medicine.  15. 2018
    2018 Diagnosis of diaphragm injuries using modern 256-slice CT scanners: Too early to abandon operative exploration 2018
    2017 Acute brain trauma, lung injury, and pneumonia: More than just altered mental status and decreased airway protection 2017
    2014 Routine revascularization is unnecessary in the majority of patients requiring zone II coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic repair: a longitudinal outcomes study using United States Medicare population data.Vascular.  22:239-245. 2014


    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Prevention of Postoperative Infection 2017
    2017 Nutritional Support 2017

    Research Overview

  • Damage control surgery, presumptive antibiotic use in trauma and emergency general surgery, outcomes following thoracic injury
  • Education And Training

  • University of Missouri Surgery, Chief Resident
  • University of Missouri Surgery, Internship
  • University of Missouri Surgery, Residency
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgery, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri System : Columbia 2010
  • Full Name

  • Parker Hu