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Areas of Interest 
clinical outcomes in trauma, trauma systems, the management of the injured patient, surgical education, penetrating cardiac injury, emergency general surgery


Stuart D. Hurst, M.D., joined the Division of Trauma and Acute Care as an assistant professor in 2022.

Before coming to UAB, Dr. Hurst served as the Medical Director of the Acute Care Surgery Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital and was an assistant professor of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Emory University School of Medicine.

He went to Emory both for medical school and his residency in general surgery. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the MRC Centre for Transplantation at King’s College in London.

Dr. Hurst was an administrative fellow in Acute Care Surgery and then an administrative fellow in Surgical Critical Care at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital.

His research interests include clinical outcomes in trauma, trauma systems, the management of the injured patient, surgical education, penetrating cardiac injury, and emergency general surgery.

Select Publications

Thourani VH, Keeling WB, Guyton RA, Dara AB, Hurst SD, Lattouf OM. Outcomes of Off-Pump Aortic Valve Bypass for the Relief of Aortic Stenosis in Adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1):131-6.

Thourani VH, Gunter RL, Hurst S, Kilgo P, Padala M, Puskas JD, Lattouf OM, Halkos ME, and Guyton RA. Postoperative Warfarin Following Mitral Valve Repair or Bioprosthetic Valve Replacement. J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Sep;22(5):716-23.

Lam A, Clement-Guinaudeau S, Padala M, Eisner RL, Thourani V, Vadanais D, Hurst S, Guyton RA, and Oshinkski JN. Postsurgical Hemodynamics of the Aortic Valve Bypass Operation Evaluated with Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance. J Magn. Reson. Imaging. 2014;40:899-905.

Chen D, Xia M, Hayford C, Tham E-L, Semik V, Hurst S, Chen Y, Tam HH, Pan J, Wang Y, Tan X, Lan HY, Shen H, Kakkar VV, Xu Q, McVey JH, Dorling A. Expression of human Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor on vascular smooth muscle cells inhibits secretion of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor and abolishes atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- mice. Circulation. 2015 Apr; 131(15):1350-60.

Hurst SD, Coopersmith CM. Can We Compare Sepsis Outcomes on a Hospital Level If Documentation Is Variable (or Inaccurate)? Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Apr; 47(4):599-600.

Melmer P, Carlin M, Castater CA, Koganti D, Hurst SD, Tracy BM, Grant AA, Williams K, Smith RN, Dente CJ, Sciarretta JD. Mass Casualty Shootings and Emergency Preparedness: A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Unpredictable Event. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2019 Dec 10; 12: 1013-1021.

Melmer PD, Clatterbuck B, Parker V, Castater CA, Klingensmith NJ, Ramos CR, Busby S, Hurst SD, Koganti D, Williams KN, Grant AA, Smith RN, Benarroch- Gampel J, Dente CJ, Rajani RR, Todd SR, Sciarretta JD. Superior Mesenteric Artery and Vein Injuries: Operative Strategies and Outcomes. Vasc and Endovascular Surg. 2021 Sept 17;15385744211042491.

Smith RN, Nyame-Mireku A, Zeidan A, Tabaie A, Meyer C, Muralidharan V, Kamaleswaran R, Williams K, Grant A, Nguyen J, Hurst S, Hanos D, Benjamin E, Sola R, Evans D. Intimate Partner Violence at a Level-1 Trauma Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. The American Surgeon. Accepted.

Castater C, Raney E, Nguyen J, Reed K, Thompson A, Greene W, Sola R, Grant A, Sciarretta J, Todd R, Williams K, Hurst S, Butler C, Udobi K, Ayoung-Chee P, Benjamin E, Davis M, Koganti D, Smith R. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment to Prevent Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Gunshot Wounds. The American Surgeon. Accepted.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Campus Address
BDB 663