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Lisa M Kodadek, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care)

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Lisa M Kodadek, MD

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

    330 Cedar Street, BB 310

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Lisa M. Kodadek, MD, FACS is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and provides comprehensive clinical care for patients with surgical disease including acute traumatic injuries, emergency surgical conditions, and critical illness. She holds certifications from The American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care and Surgery.

Dr. Kodadek has experience performing clinical outcomes research among underserved populations with the use of mixed methods including qualitative, quantitative, and patient engagement approaches. Her current research focuses on older adult populations, the critically ill, and patients experiencing life-threatening surgical disease. She studies patient-centered ways to improve communication in the intensive care unit setting including establishing and addressing goals of care. She has a particular interest in understanding the bioethical challenges associated with caring for critically ill patients.

Dr. Kodadek completed residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and fellowship in surgical critical care and acute care surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She completed a Certificate of Distinction in Biomedical Ethics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is involved in national organizations including the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Acute Care Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2020)
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
  • Fellowship, Postdoctoral Research
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Internship, General Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)
  • MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin (2011)
  • BS
    University of California, San Diego, Biochemistry and Cell Biology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Oriens AwardEastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma2019
The Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical ExcellenceJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine2018
Alpha Omega AlphaHonor Medical Society2011
The Stabenau AwardMedical College of Wisconsin2011

Professional Service

Journal of Surgical Research Editorial Board Member2023 - 2025
Association for Academic SurgeryMember2021 - 2023
American College of SurgeonsGeriatric Surgery Verification Program Standards and Verification Committee Member2021 - Present
Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaGuidelines Committee Vice Chair2021 - Present
The American Association for the Surgery of TraumaCritical Care Committee Member2019 - Present

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