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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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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 116
  1. Pappou EP, Magruder JT, Fu T, Hicks CW, Herman JM, Fang S, Wick EC, Safar B, Gearhart SL, Efron JE. Prognostic and Predictive Clinicopathologic Factors of Squamous Anal Canal Cancer in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients: Does HAART Influence Outcomes? World J Surg. 2018 03; 42(3):876-883. View in PubMed
  2. Grant MC, Hanna A, Benson A, Hobson D, Wu CL, Yuan CT, Rosen M, Wick EC. Dedicated Operating Room Teams and Clinical Outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Mar; 226(3):267-276. View in PubMed
  3. Lyu HG, Cooper MA, Mayer-Blackwell B, Jiam N, Hechenbleikner EM, Wick EC, Berenholtz SM, Makary MA. Medical Harm: Patient Perceptions and Follow-up Actions. J Patient Saf. 2017 Dec; 13(4):199-201. View in PubMed
  4. Drewes JL, White JR, Dejea CM, Fathi P, Iyadorai T, Vadivelu J, Roslani AC, Wick EC, Mongodin EF, Loke MF, Thulasi K, Gan HM, Goh KL, Chong HY, Kumar S, Wanyiri JW, Sears CL. High-resolution bacterial 16S rRNA gene profile meta-analysis and biofilm status reveal common colorectal cancer consortia. NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2017; 3:34. View in PubMed
  5. Stone AB, Wick EC, Wu CL, Grant MC. The US Opioid Crisis: A Role for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2017 11; 125(5):1803-1805. View in PubMed
  6. Semerjian A, Milbar N, Kates M, Gorin MA, Patel HD, Chalfin HJ, Frank SM, Wu CL, Yang WW, Hobson D, Robertson L, Wick E, Schoenberg MP, Pierorazio PM, Johnson MH, Stimson CJ, Bivalacqua TJ. Hospital Charges and Length of Stay Following Radical Cystectomy in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Era. Urology. 2018 Jan; 111:86-91. View in PubMed
  7. Bailey EA, Johnson AP, Leeds IL, Medbery RL, Ahuja V, VanderMeer T, Wick EC, Irojah B, Kelz RR. Quantification of Resident Work in Colorectal Surgery. J Surg Educ. 2017 Oct 03. View in PubMed
  8. Lippitt MH, Fairbairn MG, Matsuno R, Stone RL, Tanner EJ, Wick EC, Angarita AC, Roche KL, Levinson KL, Bergstrom JE, Sinno AK, Curless MS, Wethington S, Temkin SM, Efron J, Hobson D, Fader AN. Outcomes Associated With a Five-Point Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle in Women Undergoing Surgery for Ovarian Cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 130(4):756-764. View in PubMed
  9. Leeds IL, Alimi Y, Hobson DR, Efron JE, Wick EC, Haut ER, Johnston FM. Racial and Socioeconomic Differences Manifest in Process Measure Adherence for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Oct; 60(10):1092-1101. View in PubMed
  10. Leeds IL, Canner JK, Efron JE, Ahuja N, Haut ER, Wick EC, Johnston FM. The independent effect of cancer on outcomes: a potential limitation of surgical risk prediction. J Surg Res. 2017 Dec; 220:402-409.e6. View in PubMed
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