Research & Publications
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-centered 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 and care in the intensive care unit setting including establishing and addressing goals of care and use of palliative 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 SurgeryVanderbilt University Medical Center (2020)
- Fellowship, Surgical Critical CareVanderbilt University Medical Center (2019)
- Residency, General SurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
- Fellowship, Postdoctoral ResearchJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
- Internship, General SurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)
- MDMedical College of Wisconsin (2011)
- BSUniversity of California, San Diego, Biochemistry and Cell Biology (2006)
Honors & Recognition
|Oriens Award||Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma||2019|
|The Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine||2018|
|Alpha Omega Alpha||Honor Medical Society||2011|
|The Stabenau Award||Medical College of Wisconsin||2011|
|Journal of Surgical Research||Editorial Board Member||2023 - 2025|
|Association for Academic Surgery||Member||2021 - 2023|
|American College of Surgeons||Geriatric Surgery Verification Program Standards and Verification Committee Member||2021 - Present|
|Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma||Guidelines Committee Vice Chair||2021 - Present|
|The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma||Critical Care Committee Member||2019 - Present|