Sarah D. Majercik, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/12/2021

Sarah D. Majercik, MD, MBA

1036 N Terrace Hills Drive Salt Lake City, UT   Phone: (314) 288-8957 E-mail: [email protected]



Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT              10.11-Present

Co-Director, Trauma Research, Vice Chair of SurgeryResearch, Associate Professor of Research

  Built and led Trauma Research program at Intermountain Medical Center with minimal pre-existing infrastructure.  Successfully changed culture from pure clinical excellence to incorporate/embrace clinical investigation.

  Research Guidance Council leader, governing body for Intermountain Healthcare Corporation

  Led and mentored Surgery research efforts across surgical specialties

  Secured multiple grants to support research projects, serving as Principle Investigator or Senior Investigator

  Presented at numerous national and regional trauma and surgery conferences, building Trauma service’s academic reputation

  Authored 40+ peer-reviewed publications.

  Led successful American College of Surgeons’ Level One Trauma Center Verification Research component in 2012, 2015, and 2018 (verification occurs on a three-year cycle).

  Mentored residents and advanced practice clinicians in clinical research process, fostering academic curiosity, leading to multiple national conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications.


Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT              10.11-Present

Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon, Department of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care             

  Provided clinical trauma and surgical critical care to injured patients at a Level I (most critical level) trauma center

  Developed and maintained evidence-based protocols for clinical trauma care.

  Led performance improvement and peer critical case reviews for trauma center

  Supervised, mentored, educated and collaborated with trauma services advanced practice clinicians and residents in a unique, matrixed surgical model. 


Becton Dickinson Medical Surgical Systems, Sandy, UT              05.09 - 11.10

Associate Medical Director             

  Established peer to peer relationships with key opinion leaders in medical fields relevant to business and led voice of customer research

  Provided clinical expertise and assisted with financial modeling for global merger and acquisition deals and new product development

  Authored white papers to support regulatory submissions and health hazard analysis for submission to governing bodies

  Performed health hazard analysis

  Directly supervised team of six nurse medical specialists


Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI              07.02 12.08

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care             

  Provided clinical trauma and surgical critical care to injured patients at Level I trauma center

  Supervised medical students and junior residents in clinical clerkships and rotations in general surgery, trauma surgery, and the surgical intensive care unit.

  Authored peer-reviewed publications

  Developed and implemented acute care surgery service for emergency general surgery patients


Education and Postgraduate Training

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business, Master of Business Administration, 2005-2007

Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency, 1997-2002

University of Vermont College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1993-1997

Harvard College, Bachelor of Arts, History of Science, 1989-1993


Professional Memberships and Societies

  Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  Southwestern Surgical Congress                                                                     

  Chest Wall Injury Society

Institutional Committees

  Chair, Trauma Research Committee

  Member, Research Guidance Council

   Member, academic tracks, promotion, and tenure sub-committee

  Chair, Mentoring and Training Committee

  Member, Blood Development and Utilization team

  Member, Pulmonary Research Group

  Member, system-wide operating room council                                                                     

Licensure and Certification

Board CertificationDiplomate, American Board of Surgery, expires 7/2024

Active Medical LicensesUtah

Expired Medical Licenses: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Ohio


Awards and Honors

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Peter C. Canizaro Award              2014

           Best presentation/manuscript by a new member

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Olin School of Business              2007

Harold and Joyce Wood Fellowship, Olin School of Business              2005

Haffenreffer Award, Brown University, excellence in surgical sciences              2002









Selected Publications

  Snow GL, Bledsoe JR, Butler A, Wilson EL, Rea S, Majercik S, Anderson JL, Horne BD. Comparative evaluation of the clinical laboratory-based Intermountain risk score with the Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidity indices for mortality prediction. PLoS One. 2020 May 21;15(5):e0233495. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233495. eCollection 2020.

  Hirshberg EL, Majercik S . Targeting Driving Pressure for the Management of ARDS…Isn't It Just Very Low Tidal Volume Ventilation? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 May;17(5):557-558. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202002-108ED.

  Coleman JR, Kay AB, Moore EE, Moore HB, Gonzalez E, Majercik S, Cohen MJ, White T, Pieracci F.  It’s sooner than you think: blunt solid organ injury patients are already hypercoagulable upon hospital admission—results of a bi-institutional, prospective study. Am J Surg 2019. 218 (6): 1065-73.

  Kay AB, Morris DS, Collingridge DS, Majercik S.  Platelet dysfunction on thromboelastogram is associated with severity of blunt traumatic brain injury. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1134-1137. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.09.024.

  Bickford A, White TW, Smith K, Johnston J, Bledsoe J, Majercik S.  Weight-Based Enoxaparin dosing for adequate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the obese trauma patient. Am J Surg 2018 Apr 23: S0039-6060(18)30094-1. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.03.001

  Pieracci FM, Coleman J, Ali-Osman F, Mangram A, Majercik S, White TW, Jeremitsky E, Doben AR. A multi-center evaluation of the optimal timing of surgical stabilization of rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017; October 25, doi 10.1097/TA.0000000000001729.

  Majercik S, Vijayakumar S, Olsen G, Wilson E, Gardner S, Granger SR, Van Boerum DH, White TW. Surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures decreases incidence of retained hemothorax and empyema. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec;210(6):1112-6; discussion 1116-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.08.008.

  Majercik S, Wilson E, Gardner S, Granger S, VanBoerum DH, White TW. In-hospital outcomes and costs of surgical stabilization versus nonoperative management of severe rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct;79(4):533-8; discussion 538-9.

  Majercik S, White TW, Van Boerum DH, Granger S, Bledsoe J, Conner K, Wilson E, Weaver LK. Cleared for takeoff: The effects of hypobaric conditions on traumatic pneumothoraces. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014; 77: 729-33.

  Majercik S, Knight S, Horne BD. The Intermountain risk score predicts mortality in trauma patients. J Crit Care 2014; 29: 882.

  Majercik S, Cannon Q, Granger S, Van Boerum DH, White TW.  Long term patient outcomes after surgical stabilization of rib fractures. Am J Surg 2014; 208: 88-92.

Complete academic Curriculum Vitae available upon request