University of California San Francisco

Plevin, Rebecca
Rebecca Plevin, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care 
Co-Director, San Francisco Wraparound Project
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital


1001 Potrero Avenue, #211
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 628-206-6060
Fax: 628-206-6997


    Rebecca Plevin, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from University of California Berkeley, with a major in molecular & cellular biology and a minor in toxicology. She received her M.D. from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2009. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Washington in 2016. While at the University of Washington in 2012-2014, Dr. Plevin completed two years of research investigating the immunologic response to trauma, funded by a NIH Trauma Training Grant. 

    Dr. Plevin completed her fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco from 2016-2018. In 2018, she accepted a position at University of California San Francisco as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Division of General Surgery. Her clinical  practice includes Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, and elective General Surgery. Her research interests include injury prevention with particular focus on underserved/vulnerable populations.

    Dr. Plevin is the Director of the San Francisco Wraparound Project, the hospital-based violence intervention program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center. She is also a member of the San Francisco Vision Zero Injury Prevention Research (VZIPR) Collaborative, a group comprised of trauma surgeons, epidemiologists, geospatial analysts, and other key staff who conduct research using traffic-related injury data in support of Vision Zero SF– San Francisco’s policy and commitment to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets. 


    Institution Degree Dept or School End Date
    University of California Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training 2019
    University of California Surgical Critical Care 2017
    University of Washington General Surgery Residency 2016
    University of Southern California MD 2009
    University of California BA Molecular & Cellular Biology 2004

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

    American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

    Clinical Expertise

    Acute Care Surgery

    General Surgery

    Surgical Critical Care

    Trauma Surgery

    In the News

    December, 05, 2018 | Department of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General
    December, 04, 2018 | UCSF Department of Surgery at ZSFG

    Research Interests

    • Trauma Care
    • Injury Prevention
    • Underserved Populations
    • Ultrasound in trauma 
    • Resuscitation


    1. Morbidity and Length of Stay After Injury Among People Experiencing Homelessness in North America.
      Silver CM, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Kirkendoll S, Nathens AB, Issa N, Patel PP, Plevin RE, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM| | View in PubMed
    2. Assessing the Prevalence of Craniomaxillofacial Injuries Among Helmeted and Unhelmeted Electric Scooter Users.
      Benjamin T, Stanford-Moore G, Targ S, Hills NK, Park AM, Knott PD, Plevin R, Seth R| | View in PubMed
    3. Injury Patterns and Hospital Admission After Trauma Among People Experiencing Homelessness.
      Silver CM, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Sullivan GA, Plevin RE, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM| | View in PubMed
    4. Hospital variability in adoption of alcohol and drug screening in adult trauma patients.
      Silver CM, Visenio MR, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Raven MC, Kanzaria HK, Plevin RE, Stey AM| | View in PubMed
    5. What is counted counts: An innovative linkage of police, hospital, and spatial data for transportation injury prevention.
      Soltani S, Schwarcz L, Morris D, Plevin R, Dicker R, Juillard C, Nwabuo A, Wier M| | View in PubMed
    6. The Structural Violence Trap: Disparities in Homicide, Chronic Disease Death, and Social Factors Across San Francisco Neighborhoods.
      Boeck MA, Wei W, Robles AJ, Nwabuo AI, Plevin RE, Juillard CJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Hubbard A, Dicker RA| | View in PubMed
    7. The DISTANCE study: Determining the impact of social distancing on trauma epidemiology during the COVID-19 epidemic-An interrupted time-series analysis.
      Matthay ZA, Kornblith AE, Matthay EC, Sedaghati M, Peterson S, Boeck M, Bongiovanni T, Campbell A, Chalwell L, Colwell C, Farrell MS, Kim WC, Knudson MM, Mackersie R, Li L, Nunez-Garcia B, Langness S, Plevin RE, Sammann A, Tesoriero R, Stein DM, Kornblith LZ| | View in PubMed
    8. Roadway features associated with elderly drivers in motor vehicle crashes.
      Presser M, Nwabuo A, Soltani S, Morris D, Wier M, Plevin RE| | View in PubMed
    9. Designing an Information and Communications Technology Tool With and for Victims of Violence and Their Case Managers in San Francisco: Human-Centered Design Study.
      Patel D, Sarlati S, Martin-Tuite P, Feler J, Chehab L, Texada M, Marquez R, Orellana FJ, Henderson TL, Nwabuo A, Plevin R, Dicker RA, Juillard C, Sammann A| | View in PubMed
    10. Repeat computed tomography head scan is not indicated in trauma patients taking novel anticoagulation: A multicenter study.
      Cohan CM, Beattie G, Bowman JA, Galante JM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Kornblith LZ, Plevin R, Browder TD, Victorino GP| | View in PubMed
    11. "You don't want anyone who hasn't been through anything telling you what to do, because how do they know?": Qualitative analysis of case managers in a hospital-based violence intervention program.
      Decker HC, Hubner G, Nwabuo A, Johnson L, Texada M, Marquez R, Orellana J, Henderson T, Dicker R, Plevin RE, Juillard C| | View in PubMed
    12. Effect of mass shootings on gun sales-A 20-year perspective.
      Callcut RA, Robles AM, Kornblith LZ, Plevin RE, Mell MW| | View in PubMed
    13. Update in sepsis guidelines: what is really new?
      Plevin R, Callcut R| | View in PubMed
    14. A Posterolateral Approach to the Scapula for Evacuation of a Subscapular Abscess: A Case Report.
      Christman-Skieller C, McIntyre LK, Plevin R, Friedrich JB, Smith DG| | View in PubMed
    15. Evaluating the Potential Benefits of Advanced Automatic Crash Notification.
      Plevin RE, Kaufman R, Fraade-Blanar L, Bulger EM| | View in PubMed
    16. The Role of Lipopolysaccharide Structure in Monocyte Activation and Cytokine Secretion.
      Plevin RE, Knoll M, McKay M, Arbabi S, Cuschieri J| | View in PubMed
    17. Helicopter transport: help or hindrance?
      Plevin RE, Evans HL| | View in PubMed