• Dr. Hollis is a colorectal surgeon within the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. A native of Dothan, AL, Dr. Hollis completed his undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University before returning to Alabama for medical school at UAB. Dr. Hollis stayed at UAB for general surgery residency. During residency, he dedicated two additional years to training in outcomes research and obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health at the UAB School of Public Health. Following residency, Dr. Hollis completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Differences in Pretreatment Frailty Across Gastrointestinal Cancers in Older Adults: Results from the Cancer and Aging Resilience Evaluation RegistryJco Oncology Practice.  18:E1796-E1806. 2022
    2022 Multidisciplinary clinics for colorectal cancer may not provide more efficient coordination of care 2022
    2021 The effect of high intraoperative blood loss on pancreatic fistula development after pancreatoduodenectomy: An international, multi-institutional propensity score matched analysisSurgery.  170:1195-1204. 2021
    2021 The impact of an enhanced recovery program (ERP) on the costs of colorectal surgery 2021
    2021 Racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease 2021
    2021 Surgeon experience contributes to improved outcomes in pancreatoduodenectomies at high risk for fistula developmentSurgery.  169:708-720. 2021
    2020 Emotional Intelligence and Burnout in Surgical Residents: A 5-Year StudyJournal of Surgical Education.  77:e63-e70. 2020
    2020 Postoperative Complications After Colorectal Surgery: Where Are We in the Era of Enhanced Recovery?Current Colorectal Cancer Reports.  22. 2020
    2020 Understanding the Surgical Experience for African-Americans and Caucasians With Enhanced RecoveryJournal of Surgical Research.  250:12-22. 2020
    2020 The Job Demands-Resources Model as a Framework to Identify Factors Associated With Burnout in Surgical ResidentsJournal of Surgical Research.  247:121-127. 2020
    2019 Role of Adjuvant Multimodality Therapy after Curative-Intent Resection of Ampullary CarcinomaJAMA Surgery.  154:706-714. 2019
    2019 The Beneficial Effects of Minimizing Blood Loss in PancreatoduodenectomyAnnals of Surgery.  270:147-157. 2019
    2019 Risk Factors and Mitigation Strategies for Pancreatic Fistula after Distal Pancreatectomy: Analysis of 2026 Resections from the International, Multi-institutional Distal Pancreatectomy Study GroupAnnals of Surgery.  269:143-149. 2019
    2018 Association between preoperative proteinuria and postoperative acute kidney injury and readmissionJAMA Surgery.  153. 2018
    2018 Burnout is Associated With Emotional Intelligence but not Traditional Job Performance Measurements in Surgical ResidentsJournal of Surgical Education.  75:1171-1179. 2018
    2018 Association of postoperative readmissions with surgical quality using a delphi consensus process to identify relevant diagnosis codesJAMA Surgery.  153:728-737. 2018
    2018 Characterization and Optimal Management of High-risk Pancreatic Anastomoses during PancreatoduodenectomyAnnals of Surgery.  267:608-616. 2018
    2018 Pancreatogastrostomy Vs. Pancreatojejunostomy: a Risk-Stratified Analysis of 5316 PancreatoduodenectomiesJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  22:68-76. 2018
    2017 Association between preoperative hemoglobin A1c levels, postoperative hyperglycemia, and readmissions following gastrointestinal surgeryJAMA Surgery.  152:1031-1038. 2017
    2017 Association of the modified frailty index with 30-day surgical readmissionJAMA Surgery.  152:749-757. 2017
    2017 Incorporation of Procedure-specific Risk into the ACS-NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Improves the Prediction of Morbidity and Mortality after PancreatoduodenectomyAnnals of Surgery.  265:978-986. 2017
    2017 Hospital Readmissions after Surgery: How Important Are Hospital and Specialty Factors?Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  224:515-523. 2017
    2017 Venous thromboembolic events: How low can you go? 2017
    2017 Emotional intelligence in surgery is associated with resident job satisfactionJournal of Surgical Research.  209:178-183. 2017
    2017 The Burden of the Fellowship Interview Process on General Surgery Residents and ProgramsJournal of Surgical Education.  74:167-172. 2017
    2016 Coronary angiography and failure to rescue after postoperative myocardial infarction in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery 2016
    2016 Understanding the Value of Both Laparoscopic and Robotic Approaches Compared to the Open Approach in Colorectal SurgeryJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques.  26:850-856. 2016
    2016 Pre-operative echocardiography among patients with coronary artery disease in the United States Veterans Affairs healthcare system: A retrospective cohort studyBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  16. 2016
    2016 Transitional care interventions and hospital readmissions in surgical populations: a systematic review 2016
    2016 Association of coronary stent indication with postoperative outcomes following noncardiac surgeryJAMA Surgery.  151:462-469. 2016
    2016 Comparing the burden of pancreatic fistulas after pancreatoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomySurgery.  159:1013-1022. 2016
    2016 Blood transfusion and 30-day mortality in patients with coronary artery disease and anemia following noncardiac surgeryJAMA Surgery.  151:139-145. 2016
    2016 A role for the early warning score in early identification of critical postoperative complicationsAnnals of Surgery.  263:918-923. 2016
    2016 Postoperative 30-day readmission: Time to focus on what happens outside the hospitalAnnals of Surgery.  264:621-631. 2016
    2015 Frequency of surgery cancellations associated with myocardial infarction or death 6 months after coronary stent placementJAMA Surgery.  150:1199-1201. 2015
    2012 Adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery: A systematic review 2012
    2012 Cholinergic dysregulation produced by selective inactivation of the dystonia-associated protein torsinANeurobiology of Disease.  47:416-427. 2012

    Research Overview

  • - Health disparities in colorectal cancer
    - The role of health literacy in surgical disparities
    - Designing novel interventions to improve outcomes in new ostomy patients
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Neuroscience, Washington & Lee University 2008
  • Full Name

  • Robert Hollis