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Areas of Interest 
hemorrhage control and the use of whole blood, integrating minimally invasive surgery in trauma, and the optimization of resident education and autonomy 


Captain Benjamin Hazen, M.D., is an active duty Air Force trauma surgeon with the Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) based out of UAB and a clinical assistant professor with the UAB Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Hazen came to UAB in 2023 from Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his general surgery residency and served as a lecturer for the Emory University Surgery Clerkship. He earned his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Hazen’s research interests include hemorrhage control and the use of whole blood, integrating minimally invasive surgery in trauma, and the optimization of resident education and autonomy.

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Hazen, Benjamin J, et al. Anatomic, Physiologic, and Therapeutic Principles of Surgical Diseases. Springer Nature, 30 Aug. 2023.

Li XS, Hazen BJ, Li L, et al. Trimethyl lysine, a trimethylamine N-oxide precursor, provides near- and long-term prognostic value in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes. European Heart Journal. PMID 31049589 DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz259

Hazen B, Cocieru, A. Giant Retroperitoneal Sarcoma. J Gastrointest Surg 21, 602–603 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11605-016-3258-0

Hazen B, Deeken A, Cocieru, A. Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Gallbladder. J Gastrointest Canc 49, 520–521 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12029-017-9942-9.

Hazen B, Castater C, Grant A. Pulmonary Artery Bullet Embolization: Presentation and Management. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 6:3134820940261. doi: 10.1177/0003134820940261. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33280424.

Koganti D, Hazen B, Dente C, et al. The Role of Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Trauma at a High-Volume Level One Center. Surg Endosc. 2021;35(6):2667-2670. doi:10.1007/s00464-020-07687-1

Castater C, Hazen B, Sola R, et al. Rare Anatomy Duplicate Gastroduodenal Artery Causing Recurrent Bleed Due to Ulcerative Disease: Case Report and Literature Review. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 9:3134820960021. doi: 10.1177/0003134820960021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33295183.

Castater C, Hazen B, Hoppe S, et al. Tracheoinnominate Fistula After Percutaneous Tracheostomy: Successful Management with Endovascular Stenting. The American Surgeon. 2021;87(11):1839-1841. doi:10.1177/0003134820923330

Tracy BM, Hazen BJ, Ward CR, Winer JH, Pettitt BJ. Sustained Clinical Performance During Surgical Rotations Predicts NBME Shelf Exam Outcomes. J Surg Educ. 2020 Nov-Dec;77(6):e116-e120. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.06.033. Epub 2020 Jul 7. PMID: 32651118.

Castater D, Gliga L, Meyer C, Hazen B, Greene W, Fiza B. Successful Non-Operative Management of Extensive Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis Due to Graft Versus Host Disease. The American Surgeon. January 2022. doi:10.1177/00031348211060454

Castater C, Hazen B, Davis C, Hoppe S, Butler C, Grant A, Archer-Arroyo K, Maceroli M, Todd SR, Nguyen J. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Internal Rib Fixation. Am Surg. 2021 Dec 3:31348211060450. doi: 10.1177/00031348211060450. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34859685.

Castater C, Hazen B, Barrett GS, Davis C, Butler C, Ramos C, Smith RN. Femoral-Femoral Bypass for Limb Salvage to Correct Common Iliac Occlusion after Lower Extremity Trauma. Am Surg. 2021 Dec 2:31348211058634. doi: 10.1177/00031348211058634. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34855530.

Dinallo AM, Tracy BM, Hazen BJ, Srinivasan JK, Sharma J, Shaffer VO. The Impact of Steroids and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Colectomies in the Era of Enhanced Recovery. Am Surg. 2022 Mar 12:31348221080421. doi: 10.1177/00031348221080421.

Hazen B, Keane O, Vandewalle R, Grady Z, Wetzel M, Chern J, Santore M. Difference in Presentation and Concomitant Intra-Abdominal Injury with Chance Fracture in Pediatric and Adult Population. The American Surgeon. May 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/00031348221102607.

Honors and Awards

Medical Student Teaching Award - 2023

Georgia ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit Scholarship - 2020


Medical School
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Emory University School of Medicine


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