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Jose J. Diaz Jr.

Jose J. Diaz Jr. M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Surgery
Additional Title(s): Chief, Division Acute Care Surgery
Location: UMMC S4D07
Phone: 410-328-3055
Phone: 410-328-7334
Fax: 410-328-0687
Cell: 4268 (pager)

Personal History:

  • 1998 - Houston Baptist University, B.S.
  • 1992 - University of Texas Medical School at Houston, M.D.
  • 1993 - University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, Surgery Internship
  • 1998-Huron Hospital Cleveland Clinic Foundation Affiliated Health Systems, General Surgery
  • 1999 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fellowship in Trauma / Surgical Critical Care
  • 2011 - Professor of Surgery - University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2004 - Associate Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • 2000 - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • 1999 - Instructor in Surgery, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Outcomes research in trauma
  • Critically ill
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction

Clinical Speciality:

  • Trauma
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care


Diaz JJ, Norris P, Gunter O, Collier B, Riordan W, Morris JA. Triaging to a regional Acute Care Surgery Center: Distance is critical. J Trauma. 2011 Jan;70(1):116-9.

Dutton WD, Diaz JJ, Miller RS. Critical Care Issues in Managing the Complex Open Abdomen. J Intensive Care Med. 2011 Mar 24.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Collier BR, Diaz JJ, Haut E, Hildreth A, Holevar M, Mayberry J, Streib E. EAST Practice Management Guidelines for Management of Hemothorax and Occult Pneumothorax, J Trauma. 2011 Feb;70(2):510-8.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, May AK, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, and Morris JA, Diaz JJ. Failure to Achieve Euglycemia Despite Aggressive Insulin Control Signals Abnormal Physiologic Response to Trauma. J Crit Care. 2011 Jan 19.

Ott MM, Norris P, Diaz JJ, Collier RC, Jenkins J, Morris JA. Colon anastomosis after damage control laparotomy: recommendations from 174 trauma colectomies. J Trauma. 2011 Mar;70(3):595-602.

Kauffmann RM, Hayes RM, Jenkins JM, Norris RN, Diaz JJ, May AK, Collier B. Provision of Balanced Nutrition Protects Against Hypoglycemia in the Surgically Critically Ill. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 Nov;35(6):686-94.

Diaz JJ, Norris PR, Gunter OL, Collier BR, Riordan WR, Morris JA. Does Regionalization of Acute Care Surgery Decrease Mortality? J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):442-6.

Diaz JJ, Dutton WD, Ott MM, Cullinane DC, Alouidor R, Armen SB, Bilanuik JW, Collier BR, Gunter OL, Jawa R, Jerome R, Kerwin AJ, Kirby JP, Lambert AL, Riordan WP, Wohltmann CDCD,   Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Review of the Management for the Open Abdomen - Part 2 "Management of the Open Abdomen" J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):502-12

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Kauffmann RM, Diaz JJ, Collier BC, May AK. Duration of time on intensive insulin therapy predicts severe hypoglycemia in the surgically critically ill population. World J Surg. 2012 Feb;36(2):270-7.

Patel MB, Guillamondegui, OD, May AK, Diaz JJ. Twenty-Year Analysis Of Surgical Resident Operative Trauma Experiences, J Surg Res. 2012 May 16.

Morris JA, Fildes J, May A, Diaz JJ, Britt LD, Meredith JW. A research agenda for emergency general surgery: Health Policy & Basic Science. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan; 74(1):322-8.

Morris JA, Diaz JJ, Fildes J, May A, Britt LD, Meredith JW, A research agenda for emergency general surgery: clinical trials. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan;74(1):329-33.

Lissauer ME, Diaz JJ, Narayan M, Shah P, Hanna N. Surgical Intensive Care Unit Admission Variables Predict Subsequent Readmission. Am Surg. 2013 Jun;79(6):583-8.

Diaz JJ, Cullinane DC, Khwaja KA, Tyson GH, Ott M, Jerome R, Kerwin AJ, Collier BR, Pappas PA, Sangosanya AT, Como JT, Bokhari F, Hautt ER, Smith LM, Winston ES, Bilaniuk JW, Tally CL, Silverman R, Croce MA. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma - The Open Abdomen Part III: A Review of "Abdominal Wall Reconstruction", J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Sep;75(3):376-86.

Lissauer ME, Galvangno SM, Rock P, Narayan M, Shah P, Spencer H, Hong C, Diaz JJ. Increased Intensive Care Unit resource Needs for an Academic non-trauma Acute Care Surgery Service.  Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr;42(4):910-7.

Harris D, Koo G, McCrone M, Scalea T, Chiu W, Diaz JJ, Lissauer ME. Recurrent Acute Kidney Injury is Associated with Worse Outcomes in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jun;76(6):1397-401.