Department of Surgery Faculty
Haisar E. Dao, MD, FACSAssistant Professor
Division: General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
MD - Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela, 2001.
Other Postgraduate Training:
Colorectal Surgery Residency, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI. July 2012- June 2013.
General Surgery Resident, Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA. Tufts University School of Medicine. July 2008- July 2012.
General Surgery Internship. Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA. Tufts University School of Medicine. July 2007- July 2008.
General Surgery Resident. Department of Surgery, Miguel Pérez Carreño Hospital, Caracas, Venezuela. January 2003– December 2005.
Comparison of 30-Day Postoperative Outcomes after Laparoscopic vs Robotic Colectomy. Miller PE, Dao H, Paluvoi N, Bailey M, Margolin D, Shah N, Vargas HD. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug;223(2):369-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.03.041. Epub 2016 Apr 19.
Stenting for Obstructing Colon Cancer: Fewer Complications and Colostomies Mabardy A, Miller P, Goldstein R, Coury J, Hackford A, Dao H. JSLS. 2015 Jan-Mar;19(1):e2014.00254. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2014.00254.
Paracolostomy hernia repair: who and when? Gregg ZA, Dao HE, Schechter S, Shah N. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(6):1105-12.
Laparoscopic colectomy is an underused procedure for the elective management of colovesical fistulas. Dao HE, Miller PE, Bhattacharya S, Klipfel A, Vrees M, Schechter S. Am Surg. 2014;80(4):412-3.
A practical mortality risk score for emergent colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum Kermani R, Coury JJ, Jr., Dao H, Lee JH, Miller PE, Yee D, et al.. Diseases of Colon and Rectum 2013;56(4):467-74.
Transfer status is a risk factor for increased in-hospital mortality in patients with diverticular hemorrhage. Dao HE, Miller PE, Lee JH, Kermani R, Hackford AW Int J Colorectal Dis. 2013;28(2):273-6.
Gallbladder damage control: compromised procedure for compromised patients Lee J, Miller P, Kermani R, Dao H, O'Donnell K. Surg Endosc. 2012;26(10):2779-83.
Cervical spine injuries and helmet laws: a population-based studyDao H, Lee J, Kermani R, Minshall C, Eriksson EA, Gross R, et al. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(3):638-41; discussion 41-2.
Racial and socioeconomic disparities in reduction mammoplasty: an analysis of nationwide inpatient sample database. Amaral MH, Dao H, Shin JH. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(5):476-8.
10/2014 Current Strategies in the Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine.
9/2013 Minimally Invasive Management of Rectal Cancer: Where are we standing? St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine.
12/2012 Advance Recovery Pathways in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert Brown Medical School.
6/2012 General surgery Forum, ASCRS meeting, San Antonio, TX. Invited Discussant.
Biosketch: Dr. Dao received his medical degree from the University of Carabobo, in Valencia, Venezuela. After finishing a year of internship in an underserved area of the country, he started General Surgery residency at Hospital Miguel Perez Carreno, one of busiest academic centers in Caracas.
Upon completion of his training, he relocated to the United States where he joined St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA, a Tufts University affiliated hospital, and completed his General Surgery training in the US. This was followed by a residency in Colon and Rectal surgery at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Dr. Dao joined UTHSCSA in September 2016. He is board certified in both general and colorectal surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His special interest includes inflammatory bowel disease, carcinomas of the colon and rectum, diverticular disease, benign anorectal conditions and minimally invasive/robotic surgery. Dr. Dao is fluent in Spanish and resides in San Antonio with his wife and children.
Honors and Awards:
2012, Resident of the year. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
2012, Citizenship Award. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
2011, Poster of Excellence, Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA.
2011, Best in Research. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University Scholl of Medicine, Boston, MA.
2011, Third Prize Podium Presentation, New England Society of Colorectal Surgeons. Whitefield, NH.
2011, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine.
2010, Resident Teaching Award, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
2010, Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine.
2009, Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine.
2008, Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine.
2007, Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine.
American College of Surgeons
Massachusetts Chapter American of the College of Surgeons
New England Society Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of Surgical Oncology
Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine
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