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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Co-chair, Department of Surgery Research Committee

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
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Carcinoid
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colovesicle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • 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 a professor of surgery certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She an is experienced laparoscopic surgeon and treats the entire spectrum of colorectal conditions including diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, and perianal disease with a patient-­‐centered approach.

Dr. Wick has also contributed to our understanding of almost every aspect of perioperative care from teamwork and communication to organizational culture to quality improvement and measurement. She has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2010. She has published over 150 articles around quality and safety and the microbiome and is frequently asked to speak and share her expertise with other hospitals, state hospital associations and professional societies across the United States and abroad.

She is leading a national collaborative, in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Surgeons, around accelerating dissemination of surgical pathways across 4 surgical areas (colorectal, gynecology, orthopedics and emergency general surgery) over five years. To date, over 300 hospitals have joined the program and engagement and improvement has been remarkable. Recognizing that measurement is essential to evaluating implementation, Dr. Wick is interested in harnessing the electronic health record to better measure performance and is working on automating surgical site infection measurement using advanced informatics (R01).  

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 155
  1. Fieber JH, Bailey EA, Wirtalla C, Johnson AP, Leeds IL, Medbery RL, Ahuja V, VanderMeer T, Wick EC, Irojah B, Kelz RR. Does Perceived Resident Operative Autonomy Impact Patient Outcomes? J Surg Educ. 2019 Aug 01. View in PubMed
  2. Wick EC. Drs Julio Garcia-Aguilar and Emina Huang: Colorectal Surgeons Advancing the Science of Colorectal Diseases. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Aug; 62(8):903-905. View in PubMed
  3. Collins CR, Wick EC. Reflections on the Complexity of Surgical Site Infection Prevention and Detection from an Organizational Lens. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 Jul 12. View in PubMed
  4. Soffin EM, Gibbons MM, Wick EC, Kates SL, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Grant MC, Ko SS, 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 Hip Fracture Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jun; 128(6):1107-1117. View in PubMed
  5. Lancaster E, Bongiovanni T, Lin J, Croci R, Wick E, Hirose K. Residents as Key Effectors of Change in Improving Opioid Prescribing Behavior. J Surg Educ. 2019 May 31. View in PubMed
  6. Stone AB, Grant MC, Wu CL, Wick EC. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Colorectal Surgery: A Review of the Economic Implications. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 Mar; 32(2):129-133. View in PubMed
  7. Grant MC, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Wick EC, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Wu CL. Evidence review conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: focus on anesthesiology for gynecologic surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Feb 07. View in PubMed
  8. Kaplan JA, Hedrick TL, Kalady MF, Shaffer VO, Flemming FJ, Wick EC. Impact of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Research Foundation Grants on Academic Colorectal Surgeons' Career Trajectory. Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 02; 62(2):141-145. View in PubMed
  9. Rushakoff RJ, Wick EC, McDonnell ME. Response to: "Letter in Response to Soop et al". Ann Surg. 2019 Jan 16. View in PubMed
  10. 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. Erratum: Author Correction: High-resolution bacterial 16S rRNA gene profile meta-analysis and biofilm status reveal common colorectal cancer consortia. NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2019; 5:2. View in PubMed
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