Erin Vanzant

Erin Vanzant, MD

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-5670

About Erin Vanzant

Dr. Vanzant earned her medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio and completed her general surgery residency training at the University of Florida College of Medicine where she was recognized as the Distinguished Resident Dedicated to Teaching. She also completed fellowships in surgical critical care and acute care surgery at the University of Florida.

She is a past, peer-selected member of the UF Health Department of Surgery Education/Program Evaluation Committee, as well as the Quality Improvement Committee. Dr. Vanzant has also completed multiple other training programs such as Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma and Advanced Trauma Life Support.

In 2013, Dr. Vanzant was the recipient of the Collaborative Research Forum Scholarship at the 5th Annual Collaborative Research Forum in Phoenix, Arizona. In the same year, she was awarded the Shock Society Travel Grant for New Investigators at the 37th Annual Conference on Shock in San Diego, California. She has delivered multiple presentations, her most recent being the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism.

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Hernia
  • Traumatic Injury
  • Ventral hernia repair


Chronic Critical Illness and PICS Nutritional Strategies.
Journal of clinical medicine. 10(11) [DOI] 10.3390/jcm10112294. [PMID] 34070395.
Audiovisual Modules to Enhance Informed Consent in the ICU: A Pilot Study.
Critical care explorations. 2(12) [DOI] 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000278. [PMID] 33251517.
Human Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells are Associated With Chronic Immune Suppression After Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock.
Annals of surgery. 265(4):827-834 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001783. [PMID] 27163951.
Patterns of gene expression among murine models of hemorrhagic shock/trauma and sepsis.
Physiological genomics. 48(2):135-44 [DOI] 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00072.2015. [PMID] 26578697.
A Detailed Characterization of the Dysfunctional Immunity and Abnormal Myelopoiesis Induced by Severe Shock and Trauma in the Aged.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 195(5):2396-407 [DOI] 10.4049/jimmunol.1500984. [PMID] 26246141.
A protocol for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 78(1):13-9; discussion 19 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000491. [PMID] 25539198.
Advanced age is associated with worsened outcomes and a unique genomic response in severely injured patients with hemorrhagic shock.
Critical care (London, England). 19 [DOI] 10.1186/s13054-015-0788-x. [PMID] 25880307.
Clostridium difficile Infections after Blunt Trauma: A Different Patient Population?
Surgical infections. 16(4):421-7 [DOI] 10.1089/sur.2013.141. [PMID] 26207402.
Evolving paradigms in the nutritional support of critically ill surgical patients.
Current problems in surgery. 52(4):147-82 [DOI] 10.1067/j.cpsurg.2015.02.003. [PMID] 25946621.
Successful implementation of a packed red blood cell and fresh frozen plasma transfusion protocol in the surgical intensive care unit.
PloS one. 10(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0126895. [PMID] 26010247.
A better understanding of why murine models of trauma do not recapitulate the human syndrome.
Critical care medicine. 42(6):1406-13 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000222. [PMID] 24413577.
A Comparison of the Leukocyte Genomic Responses To Sterile Or Infectious Inflammation
Shock. 41(2)
Advanced Age Is An Independent Predictor of Complicated Outcomes and Mortality Among Severely Injured Pateints in Hemorrhagic Shock
Shock. 41(2)
Aged mice are unable to mount an effective myeloid response to sepsis.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 192(2):612-22 [DOI] 10.4049/jimmunol.1302109. [PMID] 24337739.
Enhanced Protective Immunity and Extramedullary Myelopoiesis in Neonatal Sepsis By Ablation of Caspase-1 Signaling
Shock. 41(2)
Genomic Analysis of Individual Leukocyte Populations After Severe Trauma
Shock. 41(2)
Host responses to sepsis vary in different low-lethality murine models.
PloS one. 9(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0094404. [PMID] 24788351.
Inadequate Pmn Chemokine Receptor Expression After Polymicrobial Abdominal Sepsis Contributes To Defective Pmn Chemotaxis in the Aged
Shock. 41(2)
Persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome after severe blunt trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 76(1):21-9; discussion 29 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182ab1ab5. [PMID] 24368353.
Protective immunity and defects in the neonatal and elderly immune response to sepsis.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 192(7):3156-65 [DOI] 10.4049/jimmunol.1301726. [PMID] 24591376.
The Female Transcriptomic Response After Severe Trauma Is Different From That of Males
Shock. 41(2)
Is there value in plasma cytokine measurements in patients with severe trauma and sepsis?
Methods (San Diego, Calif.). 61(1):3-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.04.024. [PMID] 23669589.


Fellowship – Acute Care Surgery
2018-2019 · University of Florida
Fellowship – Critical Care
2017-2018 · University of Florida
Residency – General Surgery
2010-2017 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2010 · University of Texas

Contact Details

(352) 273-5670