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Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., MPH

Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, New York, NY, B.A., Philosophy, 2006

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, M.D., 2011

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, M.P.H., 2015

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, General Surgery, 2011-2018
  • University of California San Francisco, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery, 2018-2020
  • Center for Global Health Post-Graduate Fellow in Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015-2016
  • Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellow at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015-2016
  • Acute care surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Trauma surgery
  • Global surgery
  • Gun violence
  • Injury prevention
  • Public health
  • Surgical system strengthening in low-resource settings
  • Trauma system development in low-resource settings

Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., MPH is a trauma surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist based at ZSFG. She also serves on the core leadership team of the new UCSF Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity. 

Dr. Boeck earned her BA in Philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, City University of New York, where she graduated summa cum laude, and her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her general surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. As a research resident she earned a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Global Health Scholar, obtaining a Global Health certificate and concentrating in Health Systems & Policy. 

As a post-graduate fellow at the Brigham and Women's Center for Surgery and Public Health and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Global Health, Dr. Boeck spent a year in Bolivia working on hospital-based trauma registry implementation and further developing the city's trauma and emergency response system. After completion of her residency, Dr. Boeck joined UCSF for a two-year Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery Fellowship. 

Dr. Boeck's interests include global public health, especially as it relates to injury prevention (road traffic, gun violence), vulnerable populations, emergency response, and trauma and surgical system strengthening in low-resource settings, diversity in the surgical workforce, and the power of social media in medicine. She is the founder and inaugural chair of the American College of Surgeons Resident and Associate Society Global Surgery Work Group, which highlights her dedication to mentorship and the expansion of trainee engagement in global surgery opportunities. 

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  1. Rook JM, Wood E, Boeck MA, Blair KJ, Monroy A, Ludi E, Keller EJ, Victorson D, Foíanini E, Swaroop M. The Bolivian trauma patient's experience: A qualitative needs assessment. Injury. 2020 Dec 29. View in PubMed
  2. 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. The DISTANCE Study: Determining the Impact of Social Distancing on Trauma Epidemiology During the COVID-19 Epidemic-An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Nov 24. View in PubMed
  3. Ding K, Nguyen N, Carvalho M, Dissak Delon FN, Mekolo D, Nkusu D, Tchekep MS, Oke RA, Mbianyor MA, Yenshu EV, Boeck M, Collins C, Jackson N, Mefire AC, Juillard C. Baseline Patient Safety Culture in Cameroon: Setting a Foundation for Trauma Quality Improvement. J Surg Res. 2020 11; 255:311-318. View in PubMed
  4. Blair KJ, Monroy A, Rook JM, Wood E, Foianini JE, Haider AH, Swaroop M, Boeck MA. What is trauma? Qualitatively assessing stakeholder perceptions in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Glob Public Health. 2020 Sep; 15(9):1364-1379. View in PubMed
  5. Corsini EM, Boeck M, Hughes KA, Logghe HJ, Pitt SC, Stamp N, Antonoff MB. Global Impact of Social Media on Women in Surgery. Am Surg. 2020 Feb 01; 86(2):152-157. View in PubMed
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