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Dr. Zain HashmiAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest 
trauma systems, trauma benchmarking, quality improvement, surgical critical care


Dr. Zain Hashmi is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery at UAB. He received his medical degree at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan after which he completed general surgery residency at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During the course of his surgical training, Dr. Hashmi also completed trauma and surgical research fellowships at the Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. His clinical interests include trauma resuscitation and critical care. Dr. Hashmi’s research focuses on trauma systems development, quality improvement and application of quantitative methods for trauma benchmarking.

Selected Publications

Hashmi ZG, Chehab M, Nathens AB, Joseph B, Bank EA, Jansen JO, Holcomb JB. Whole truths but half the blood: Addressing the gap between the evidence and practice of pre-hospital and in-hospital blood product use for trauma resuscitation. Transfusion. Jun 2021. (PMID: 34086349)

Hashmi ZG, Jarman MP, Havens JM, Scott JW, Goralnick E, Cooper Z, Salim A, Haider AH. Quantifying the Thousands of Lives Lost Due to Poor Emergency General Surgery (EGS) Outcomes: Why We Need A National EGS Quality Improvement Program. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Apr 2021. (PMID: 33443987)

Hashmi ZG, Jarman MP, Uribe-Leitz T, Goralnick E, Newgard CD, Salim A, Cornwell E 3rd, Haider AH. Access Delayed is Access Denied: Relationship between Access to Trauma Center Care and Pre-Hospital Death. Journal of American College of Surgeons. Jan 2019. (PMID: 30359830).

Hashmi ZG, Kaji AH, Nathens AB. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). JAMA Surgery. Sep 2018. (PMID: 29617536).

Hashmi ZG, Schneider EB, Castillo R, Haut ER, Zafar SN, Cornwell EE 3rd, Mackenzie EJ, Latif A, Haider AH. Benchmarking trauma centers on mortality alone does not reflect quality of care: Implications for pay-for-performance. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. May 2014. (PMID: 24747447).

Haider AH, Hashmi ZG, Gupta S, Zafar SN, David JS, Efron DT, Stevens KA, Zafar H, Schneider EB, Voiglio E, Coimbra R, Haut ER. Benchmarking of Trauma Care Worldwide: The Potential Value of an International Trauma Data Bank (ITDB). World Journal of Surgery. Aug 2014. (PMID: 24817407).

Hashmi ZG, Dimick JB, Efron DT, Haut ER, Schneider EB, Zafar SN, Schwartz D, Cornwell EE, Haider AH. Reliability adjustment: A necessity for trauma center ranking and benchmarking. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. July 2013. (PMID: 23940864).

Honors and Awards

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) In-Training Scholarship (2019)


Medical School
Aga Khan University Medical College

General Surgery, Sinai Hospital

UAB Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship


Campus Address
BDB 622

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