Sara Scarlet

Sara Scarlet, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

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About Sara Scarlet

My name is Sara Scarlet, MD, MPH, and I am a clinical assistant professor in the University of Florida Division of Acute Care Surgery. I specialize in trauma and surgical critical care with clinical interests in traumatic injury and abdominal wall surgery. My goal as a trauma surgeon is to prioritize patient-family communication. The process of navigating illness or injury can be challenging for patients and their families, which is why I aim to support and advocate for my patients, be a transparent communicator and ensure that preferences or values align with treatment goals. Each day, I look forward to working to fulfill these important needs.

I completed my undergraduate and medical degree, junior honors medical program, at the University of Florida, followed by a general surgery internship, and residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Subsequently, I completed a master of public health, part of the Public Health Leadership Program, and a fellowship in surgical critical care at UNC-CH.

My research interests lie at the intersections of trauma, ethics and public health. In particular, I am interested in the ethics of health care for justice-involved individuals.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our son and two dogs. You can find us swimming in the springs, hiking the prairie, or exploring the coast. We love teaching our son about Florida wildlife.

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care
    American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care


Outcomes after emergency general surgery and trauma care in incarcerated individuals: An EAST multicenter study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 93(1):75-83 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003614. [PMID] 35358121.
An Interdisciplinary Perioperative Management Protocol for Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia: A Single-Surgeon Experience.
The American surgeon. 84(6):1120-1122 [PMID] 29981659.


Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care
2020-2021 · University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Master of Public Health
2016-2018 · University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Residency, General Surgery
2014-2020 · University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Internship, General Surgery
2013-2014 · University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School
2009-2013 · University of Florida

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