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Melike N. Harfouche, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

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Education and Training

Medical School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2013


General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 2018


Surgical Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2019

Acute Care Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2020

Research/Clinical Keywords

Injury Prevention, Gun Violence, Hemorrhage Control, Pancreatitis

Highlighted Publications


  1. Harfouche M, Cline M, Mazzei M, Santora T, “Syncope Workup: Greater yield in select trauma population.” International Journal of Surgery, 2017, 44: 210-214
  2. Lyons W, Harfouche M, Lopez J, “Conservative management of a traumatic common iliac venous pseudoaneurysm: a case report.” Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2017, 2017 (5); rjx085
  3. Harfouche M, Krowsoski L, Goldberg A, Maher Z, “Global surgical electives in residency: impact on training and future practice.” American Journal of Surgery, 2018, 215 (1): 200-203
  4. Harfouche M, Beard J, Mason L, Maher Z, Dauer E, Santora T, Goldberg A, Pathak A, “Outcomes in Patients with Behavioral Health Disorders,” Journal of Surgical Research, 2019, 244: 425-429
  5. Harfouche M, Scalea T, Feliciano D, “Complex Penetrating Cervical Wound.” Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, 2019, 4(1):e000354
  6. Harfouche M, Feliciano D, “Gunshot wound to big blue.” Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, 2019, 4(1):e000368
  7. Harfouche M, Clark J, Kim K, Bruns B, Diaz J, “Characteristics and Outcomes of Drainage versus Surgery First in Severe Pancreatitis,” The American Surgeon, 2020, online ahead of print
  8. Kim, K, Harfouche M, Scalea T, “Challenge of Acute Care Surgery: Management of Penetrating Liver Trauma,” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2020, 89(4):e131-132
  9. Harfouche M, Morrison J, Kundi R, Dubose JJ, Scalea T, “Open Balloon Tamponade and Hepatic Angiography for Hemorrhage Control of Transhepatic Gunshot Wounds in a Hybrid Trauma Operating Room Environment,” Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management, 2020, 4(2):120-125
  10. Harfouche M, Dubose JJ, “Response to ‘Pre-peritoneal pelvic packing for early hemorrhage control reduces mortality compared to resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in severe blunt pelvic trauma patients: A nationwide analysis’", Injury, 2020, 51(10):2349-2350
  11. Harfouche M, Inaba K, Cannon J, Seamon M, Moore E, Scalea T, Dubose JJ, “Patterns and Outcomes of Zone 3 REBOA use in the Management of Severe Pelvic Fractures,” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2020, published ahead of print
  12. Harfouche M, Feliciano D, “Intrahepatic Vascular Trauma,” Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, 2021, 6(1):e000675
  13. Harfouche M, Abdou H, Adnan S, Romagnoli A, Martinson J, et al, “Integrating Endovascular and Operative Intervention in Trauma,” Journal of Surgical Research, 2021, in press

Additional Publication Citations