Stephanie A. Savage, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director Trauma Surgery and Critical Care

Specialty: General Surgery

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Residency: UTHSCSA/Wilford Hall Medical Center


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
IU Health West

Location Information

IU Health Physicians General Surgery

1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 635

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests

Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Clinical Research Interests: Expression of Inflammatory Mediators Following Pulmonary Trauma, Critical Administration Thresholds in Transfusion,     Thromboelastography and Large-Volume Transfusion, 1-to-1 Resuscitation Following Multisystem Trauma, Thoracic Evacuation in Hemothorax, Intra-aortic Balloon Occlusion for Hemodynamically Tenuous Trauma Patients

  1. Savage SA, Sumislawski JJ & Zarzaur BL.  “Utilizing Group-Based Trajectory Modeling to Understand Patterns of Hemorrhage and Resuscitation.”  Journal of Surgical Research (Under Review)
  2. Savage SA, Klekar C, Priest E, Rodriguez B, Shafi S and the Members of the AAST Injury Assessment and Outcome Committee.  “AAST Grading System for Acute Diverticulitis – A Validation Study.”  Journal of Surgical Research (Under Review)
  3. DuBose JJ, Savage SA, Fabian T, Menaker J, Scalea T, Holcomb J, Poulin N, Chouliaras K, Inaba K, Rasmussen TE and the AAST PROOVIT Study Group. “The AAST Prospective Observational Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) Registry: Multicenter Data on Modern Vascular Injury Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes.”  J Trauma Acute Care Surg  (In Press)
  4. Savage SA, Sumislawski JJ, Zarzaur BL, Dutton WP, Croce MA & Fabian TC. “The New Metric to Define Large-Volume Hemorrhage: Results of a Prospective Study of the Critical Administration Threshold.”  J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78(2): 2015; 224-30.
  5. Hyde GA, Savage SA, Zarzaur BL, Hart JE, Schaefer CB, Fabian TC & Croce MA. “Early Tracheostomy in Trauma Patients Saves Time and Money.”  Injury  46(1): 2015;110-4.
  6. Savage SA, Zarzaur BL, Croce MA, Fabian TC.  “Time Matters in 1:1 Resuscitations: Concurrent Administration of Packed Red Blood Cells:Plasma and Risk of Death.” J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery  77(6): 2014; 833-7.
  7. Zarzaur BL, Savage SA, Croce MA, Fabian TC. “Trauma Center Angiography Utilization in High Grade Blunt Splenic Injuries: Timing is Everything.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 77(5): 2014; 666-73.
  8. Crandall ML, Agarwal S, Muskat P, Ross S, Savage SA, Schuster K, Tominaga GT, Shafi S and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma – Committee on Patient Assessment and Outcomes. “Application of a Uniform Anatomic Grading System to Measure Disease Severity in Eight Emergency General Surgical Illnesses.”  J Trauma Acute Care Surg  77(5): 2014; 705-8.
  9. Savage SA, Sumislawski JJ, Croce MA, Zarzaur BL.  “Using Critical Administration Thresholds (CAT) to Predict Abbreviated Laparotomy.”  J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery  77(4): 2014; 599-603.
  10. Savage SA and Fabian TC.  “Damage Control Strategies in the Management of Acute Injury.”  European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery  40: 2014, pp. 143-50.
  11. Paulus EM, Fabian TC, Savage SA, Zarzaur BL, Botta V, Dutton W, Croce MA.  “Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Screening With 64-Channel Multidetector Computed Tomography:  More Slices Finally Cut It.”  J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 76(2):  Feb 2014, pp. 279 – 285.
  12. Sumislawski JJ, Zarzaur BL, Paulus EM, Sharpe JP, Savage SA, Nawaf CB, Croce MA, Fabian TC. “Diagnostic Laparoscopy after Anterior Abdominal Stab Wounds: Worth Another Look?” J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75(6): Dec 2013, pp. 1013-8.
  13. Savage SA, Zarzaur BZ, Croce MA, Fabian TC.  “Redefining Massive Transfusion When Every Second Counts.”  J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery  74(2): Feb 2013, pp. 396-402.
  14. DuBose J, Inaba K, Okoye O, Demetriades D, Scalea T, O'Connor J, Menaker J, Morales C, Shiflett T, Brown C, Copwood B; AAST Retained Hemothorax Study Group. “Development of Post-Traumatic Empyema in Patients with Retained Hemothorax : Results of a Prospective, AAST Observational Study.”  J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 73(3): Sept 2012, pp. 752-7.
  15. Fischer PE, Fabian TC, Magnotti LJ, Schroeppel TJ, Bee TK, Maish GO, Savage SA, Laing AE, Barker AB, Croce MC.  “A Ten-Year Review of Enterocutaneous Fistulas After Laparotomy for Trauma.”  Journal of Trauma  67(5): Nov 2009, pp. 924-8.
  16. Stoikes NF, Magnotti LJ, Hodges TM, Weinberg JA, Schroeppel TJ, Savage SA, Fischer PE, Fabian TC, Croce MC.  “Impact of Intracranial Pressure Monitor Prophylaxis on Central Nervous System Infections and Bacterial Multi-Drug Resistance.”  Surgical Infections  9(5): Oct 2008, pp. 503-8. 
  17. Powell BA, Magnotti LJ, Schroeppel TJ, Finnell CW, Savage SA, Fischer PE, Fabian TC, Croce MA.  “Diagnostic Laparoscopy for the Evaluation of Occult Diaphragmatic Injury Following Penetrating Thoracoabdominal Trauma.”  Injury 39(5): May 2008, pp. 530-4.
  18. Savage SA, Zarzaur BL, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Maish GO, Bee TK, Minard G, Schroeppel T, Croce MA and Fabian TC.  “The Evolution of Blunt Spleen Injuries: Resolution and Progression.”  Journal of Trauma  64(4): Apr 2008, pp. 1085-91.
  19. Magnotti LM, Weinberg JA, Schroeppel TJ, Savage SA, Fischer PE, Bee TK, Maish GO, Minard G, Zarzaur BL, Croce MA, Fabian TC.  “Initial Chest CT Obviates the Need for Repeat Chest Radiograph After Penetrating Thoracic Trauma.”  American Surgeon 73(6): June 2007, pp. 569–73.
  20. Croce MA, Magnotti LJ, Savage SA, Wood II GW and Fabian TC.  “Emergent Pelvic Fixation in Patients with Exsanguinating Pelvic Fractures.”  Journal of the American College of Surgeons  204(5): May 2007, pp. 935-9.

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