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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Contact Information

415-885-3606 Patients & Clinic
Elizabeth.Wick@ucsf.edu

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  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University 1995
  • M.D. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2000
  • Internship, Surgery, University of California, San Francisco 2000-2001
  • Residency, Surgery, University of California, San Francisco 2001-2003
  • Residency, Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2007
  • Fellowship, Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 2007-2008
  • Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco 2003-2005
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Clinical pathways
  • Comprehensive unit based safety program (CUSP)
  • Enhanced recovery
  • Perioperative improvement
  • Safety culture
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Surgical site infections
  • Teamwork

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D. is colorectal surgeon with specific interests in minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery, sphincter-preserving procedures for rectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Wick is experienced in treating the entire spectrum of colorectal conditions including diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, and perianal disease. She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2016 after spending eight years on the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From front-line clinical care, to research, program implementation, and quality measurement, Dr. Wick has contributed to almost every phase of improving perioperative care.

Dr. Wick is a recognized national leader in research to reduce surgical site infections and formulating strategies for improving perioperative care. She has published more than 75 articles in this area and is frequently invited to speak and share her expertise with other hospitals. Most recently, she led an AHRQ-funded national collaborative to improve surgical safety and reduce surgical site infections in 250 hospitals across the US and abroad. 

  • AHRQ R01 Leveraging Advanced Informatics to Measure Surgical Performance
Most recent publications from a total of 136
  1. Rushakoff RJ, Wick EC, McDonnell ME. Enhanced Recovery in Patients With Diabetes: Is it Time for a Moratorium on Use of Preoperative Carbohydrate Beverages? Ann Surg. 2018 Jul 24. View in PubMed
  2. Soffin EM, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Kates SL, Wick EC, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Wu CL. Evidence Review Conducted for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: Focus on Anesthesiology for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jul 21. View in PubMed
  3. Kalogera E, Nelson G, Liu J, Hu QL, Ko CY, Wick E, Dowdy SC. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Gynecologic Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jul 19. View in PubMed
  4. Owodunni OP, Hampton J, Bettick D, Sateri S, Magnuson T, Wick E, Psoter KJ, Gearhart SL. High Compliance to an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Patients =65 Years Undergoing Major Small and Large Intestinal Surgery Is Associated With Improved Postoperative Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2018 Jun 19. View in PubMed
  5. Soffin EM, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Kates SL, Wick E, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Wu CL. Evidence Review Conducted for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: Focus on Anesthesiology for Total Knee Arthroplasty. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun 08. View in PubMed
  6. Wick EC, Wu CL. Standardization of the Classification of Impaired Postoperative Gastric Function Within the Enhanced Recovery Pathways. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun; 126(6):1805-1806. View in PubMed
  7. Siletz A, Childers CP, Faltermeier C, Singer ES, Hu QL, Ko CY, Kates SL, Maggard-Gibbons M, Wick E. Surgical Technical Evidence Review of Hip Fracture Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018; 9:2151459318769215. View in PubMed
  8. Skube SJ, Lindemann EA, Arsoniadis EG, Akre M, Wick EC, Melton GB. Characterizing Functional Health Status of Surgical Patients in Clinical Notes. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2018; 2017:379-388. View in PubMed
  9. Lin DM, Carson KA, Lubomski LH, Wick EC, Pham JC. Statewide Collaborative to Reduce Surgical Site Infections: Results of the Hawaii Surgical Unit-Based Safety Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 May 18. View in PubMed
  10. Grant MC, Pio Roda CM, Canner JK, Sommer P, Galante D, Hobson D, Gearhart S, Wu CL, Wick E. The Impact of Anesthesia-Influenced Process Measure Compliance on Length of Stay: Results From an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Colorectal Surgery Cohort. Anesth Analg. 2018 May 17. View in PubMed
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