Faculty Profile

Carla Haack, MD

Carla I. Haack, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Henry B. Tippie Clinician Scholar, Emory University SOM

Director, Surgery Care Coordination, Emory University Hospital

Telephone: 404.778.3712

Email: chaack@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2011


During her chief residency at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Haack was named a Grady Memorial Hospital Healthcare Hero by the Grady Health Foundation and received the David V. Feliciano Teaching Award. Upon completion of her training in June 2011, she joined our department. Her primary clinical location is the Acute and Critical Care Surgery Service at Emory University Hospital.

In 2013, Dr. Haack led the creation of the content for Emory's patient education app "Come Clean: Stop Surgical Infections Before They Start," which educates patients on wound care and how to reduce their risks for surgical site infections.

In 2014, Dr. Haack became a faculty member of the Emory Haiti Alliance and began participating in its summer surgical trips to Haiti, which offer medical attention and surgery to patients in the country's Central Plateau. When the alliance was unable to go to Haiti in the summer of 2019, Dr. Haack arranged for the organization's medical students to assist her on a medical relief trip to Puerto Rico in June.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 2006

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2006-2011

Honors and Awards

  • Grady Healthcare Heroes, Grady Health Foundation, 2011

  • David V. Feliciano Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2010, 2011

  • International Laureate Program, National Dean's List, Puerto Rico, 2005

Clinical Interests

  • Acute care surgery

  • General surgery

Research Interests

  • Management of severe pancreatitis

  • Management of enterocutanous fistulae