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Harriet W. Hopf, M.D.

Vice-Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Anesthesiology

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  • Anesthesiology


  • English

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  • Anesthesiology


Harriet W. Hopf, MD is an anesthesiologist who is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Hopf provides anesthesia at the University of Utah for patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Hopf has a particular interest in preventing surgical site (wound) infections. She serves as Co-Chair of the Perioperative Infection Control Committee and is frequently consulted as an expert resource by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor
Board Certification Amer Board of Preventive Med (Undersea & Hyperbaric Med)
American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Oxygen
  • Anemia
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Oxygen Monitoring
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation
  • Wound Healing

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor
Board Certification Amer Board of Preventive Med (Undersea & Hyperbaric Med)
American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 205-1013 School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Harriet W. Hopf, MD is Professor, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, and Director of Resident Research Training in the Department of Anesthesiology; Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering; and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. She received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed surgical internship at the University of Minnesota and anesthesia residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She was on the faculty at UCSF for 14 years before moving to the University of Utah in 2006. She is board certified in Anesthesiology. Her research focuses on preventing surgical site infection and improving research training for students, trainees, and junior faculty. In 2008-9, she completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program at Drexel University.

Dr. Hopf has focused on mentoring throughout her career, leading to recognition by the UCSF Graduate Students Association with the inaugural Faculty Mentorship Award in 1999, election to the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators in 2004, and election to the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology in 2011.

As Director of Faculty Mentoring at the School of Medicine from 2009 to 2012, Dr. Hopf created programs to enhance faculty recruitment and retention, including an annual Mentoring Workshop with invited outside speakers; a quarterly newsletter that highlights opportunities, mentoring programs, and resources and provides a sense of identity for the mentoring program; and frequent presentations for campus groups. As Director of the School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science Program from 2009-2012, Dr. Hopf developed a vibrant organization that focuses on faculty development, including monthly seminars aimed at providing faculty the tools they need to achieve success; a yearly social for faculty, medical students, and pre-medical students; and a quarterly newsletter.

In collaboration with other faculty development leaders, Dr. Hopf helped to develop a web-based mentoring resource ( for the whole campus.


Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of California - San Francisco
Research Fellow
Residency University of California - San Francisco
Research Fellow University of California - San Francisco
Research Fellow
Internship University of Minnesota
Professional Medical Dartmouth Medical School
Undergraduate Yale University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Linden R, Ledez K, Hopf H, Fife C (2014). Topical oxygen therapy is not hyperbaric therapy and the two treatments should not be confused. Int Wound J, 11(2), 230-1.
  2. Lee JP, Hopf HW, Cannon-Albright L (01012013). Empiric evidence for a genetic contribution to predisposition to surgical site infection. Wound Repair Regen.
  3. Mackintosh N, Gertsch MC, Hopf HW, Pace NL, White J, Morris R, Morrissey C, Wilding V, Herway S (2012). High intraoperative inspired oxygen does not increase postoperative supplemental oxygen requirements. Anesthesiology, 117(2), 271-9.
  4. Schlitz M, Hopf HW, Eskenazi L, Vieten C, Radin D (2012). Distant healing of surgical wounds: an exploratory study. Explore (NY), 8(4), 223-30.
  5. Mecham EM, Hopf HW (2012). A proposal to minimize work area contamination during induction. Anesthesiology, 116(3), 712.
  6. Fife CE, Hopf H (2011). Discussion. Hyperbaric oxygen: its mechanisms and efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg, 127 Suppl 1, 142S-143S.
  7. Liu S, Shah SJ, Wilmes LJ, Feiner J, Kodibagkar VD, Wendland MF, Mason RP, Hylton N, Hopf HW, Rollins MD (2011). Quantitative tissue oxygen measurement in multiple organs using 19F MRI in a rat model. Magn Reson Med, 66(6), 1722-30.
  8. Feiner JR, Finlay-Morreale HE, Toy P, Lieberman JA, Viele MK, Hopf HW, Weiskopf RB (2011). High oxygen partial pressure decreases anemia-induced heart rate increase equivalent to transfusion. Anesthesiology, 115(3), 492-8.
  9. Wong VK, Stotts NA, Hopf HW, Dowling GA, Froelicher ES (2011). Changes in heel skin temperature under pressure in hip surgery patients. Adv Skin Wound Care, 24(12), 562-70.
  10. Gimbel ML, Rollins MD, Fukaya E, Hopf HW (2009). Monitoring partial and full venous outflow compromise in a rabbit skin flap model. Plast Reconstr Surg, 124(3), 796-803.
  11. Stotts NA, Hopf HW, Kayser-Jones J, Chertow GM, Cooper BA, Wu HS (2009). Increased fluid intake does not augment capacity to lay down new collagen in nursing home residents at risk for pressure ulcers: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Wound Repair Regen, 17(6), 780-8.
  12. Hopf HW, Rollins MD (2009). Reducing perioperative infection is as simple as washing your hands. Anesthesiology, 110(5), 959-60.
  13. Walsh C, Scaife C, Hopf H (2009). Prevention and management of surgical site infections in morbidly obese women. Obstet Gynecol, 113(2 Pt 1), 411-5.

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