Nancy Parks, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program

Contact Information

UCSF-East Bay
1411 East 31st Street; QIC 22134
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 437-4267


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Spanish Language and Literature, 1997
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, M.D., 2004


  • University of California San Francisco- Fresno, 2004-2008
  • University of California San Francisco- Fresno, Chief Resident, 2008-09


  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2010-12

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Expertise

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Research Interests

  • Development of teaching methodology for surgical education and mentorship.
  • Surgical critical care outcomes


Nancy Parks, M.D. is a general surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCSF Surgery at East Bay. Dr. Parks earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Spanish Language & Literature. Her medical degree followed from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Subsequently, she completed her general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno. Thereafter, Dr. Parks received her fellowship training in trauma & surgical critical care at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Her clinical interests include surgical critical care outcomes, surgical education, and mentorship.

Dr. Parks has published numerous articles in her field of expertise and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.



  1. Sharpe JP, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Zarzaur BL, Shahan CP, Parks NA, Fabian TC, Croce MA. Impact of location on outcome after penetrating colon injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1428-32; discussion 1433. View in PubMed
  2. Parks NA, Croce MA. Routine screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Aug; 13(4):223-7. View in PubMed
  3. Parks NA, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Zarzaur BL, Schroeppel TJ, Swanson JM, Fabian TC, Croce MA. Use of the clinical pulmonary infection score to guide therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia risks antibiotic overexposure in patients with trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jul; 73(1):52-8; discussion 58-9. View in PubMed
  4. Sharpe JP, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Parks NA, Maish GO, Shahan CP, Fabian TC, Croce MA. Adherence to a simplified management algorithm reduces morbidity and mortality after penetrating colon injuries: a 15-year experience. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr; 214(4):591-7; discussion 597-8. View in PubMed
  5. Parks NA, Croce MA. Use of computed tomography in the emergency room to evaluate blunt cerebrovascular injury. Adv Surg. 2012; 46:205-17. View in PubMed
  6. Parks NA, Davis JW, Forman D, Lemaster D. Observation for nonoperative management of blunt liver injuries: how long is long enough? J Trauma. 2011 Mar; 70(3):626-9. View in PubMed
  7. Parks NA, Schroeppel TJ. Update on imaging for acute appendicitis. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb; 91(1):141-54. View in PubMed
  8. Bird GR, Libke RD, Billelo JF, Parks NA, Pollard JS. Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis with Clinically Evident Splenomegaly in an Immunocompetent Host, First Case Reported in the literature. Mcgill J Med. 2009; 12(2):14. View in PubMed
  9. Tyner TR, Parks N, Faria S, Simons M, Stapp B, Curtis B, Sian K, Yamaguchi KT. Effects of collagen nerve guide on neuroma formation and neuropathic pain in a rat model. Am J Surg. 2007 Jan; 193(1):e1-6. View in PubMed
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