Carla Haack MD

Assistant Professor of General and GI surgery, Emory University

Dr. Haack received her MD at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2006, and completed a General Surgery Residency at Emory University School of Medicine from 2006-2011. 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 in 2010 and 2011. Upon completion of her training in June 2011, she joined the faculty at Emory University. Her primary clinical appointment is on the Acute and Critical Care Surgery Service of Emory University Hospital. In 2013, she participated in 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. Since 2014, Dr. Haack has participated in the Emory Haiti Alliance's yearly trips to Haiti, which offer medical attention and surgery to patients in Haiti's Central Plateau. Dr. Haack became a certified yoga instructor in 2015 and has been active in studying, teaching and sharing yoga and mindfulness with the community at Emory University Hospital since that time. Through the generosity of the Rollins Foundation, Dr. Haack sponsors free yoga classes for faculty, students and staff every weekday at Emory University Hospital. She continues her education in yoga and its therapeutic applications with the American Viniyoga Institute. Since 2016, she has served as one of the Medical Directors for Care Coordination for Emory University Hospital and Emory Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. After Hurricane Maria impacted Puerto Rico in 2017, Dr. Haack became involved in relief efforts and has undertaken several trips to the island to serve the sectors of the population with limited access to healthcare.