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Doruk Ozgediz M.D., MSc

Doruk Ozgediz M.D., MSc

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity

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415-476-2538 Pediatric Surgery Office  
415-476-9454 Institute for Global Health Sciences
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1991 - 1995 Harvard University, Cambridge BA Economics

1996 - 2000 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco MD

2003 - 2004 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, M Sc. Public Health in Developing Countries

  • 2000 - 2001 University of California, San Francisco Internship General Surgery
  • 2001 - 2006 University of California, San Francisco Residency General Surgery
  • 2006 - 2007 University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident General Surgery
  • 2008 - 2010 University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children Fellow Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Burden of Disease
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Surgery
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Equity
  • Health Services
  • Implementation Research
  • Surgical Education
  • English, Turkish, Spanish, Mandarin, French

Doruk Ozgediz M.D., MSc is Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF, Director of the UCSF Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity, and in the leadership team of the Institute for Global Health Sciences. He trained in medicine at UCSF and completed a general surgery residency at UCSF before pursuing a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. Dr. Ozgediz also completed a Master's of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Ozgediz became involved in surgical collaborations in Uganda in 2003 and since then has been part of multiple collaborations to strengthen surgery and anesthesia care there and in the region, mostly through support of capacity-building initiatives.

He is a co-founder of the Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS) collaboration, focused in Uganda, as well as the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS). He is also on the advisory board of KIDS OR, an international charity dedicated to strengthening surgery and perioperative care in low resource settings.

Dr. Ozgediz's research focuses on global equity in surgical services, and spans clinical surgery and outcomes, along with work on the burden of disease, barriers to care, and effectiveness of interventions to advance surgical care globally and integrate surgical services with public health. He came to UCSF from Yale, where he had directed global surgery programs. At UCSF he will also be associated with the HEAL initiative and fellowship focused on global health equity.

Dr. Ozgediz has focused on scholarship related to strengthening access to surgical care for vulnerable populations mostly in low-income countries. He has had a longstanding relationship with colleagues in Uganda since 2003 and spent 2007-2008 living and working there. His collaborative scholarly activity has characterized the burden of surgical disease, outcomes, workforce gaps, and access strategies tailored to the limited-resource setting. he has led multiple collaborative teams to develop training courses and curricula geared for the low resource setting.

Dr. Ozgediz has been a part of multiple groups advancing global surgery such as the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group and the Burden of Surgical Disease Working Group in 2008, that subsequently became the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP), and through contributions to Disease Control Priorities third Edition. He also has worked closely with groups such as Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS) and the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS) to evaluate interventions to strengthen surgical capacity in LMIC. He helped lead the Optimal Resources for Children's Surgery (ORECS) guidelines for children's surgery in LMIC and also works closely with the KIDS OR charity in implementation for children's surgery in LMIC and their Africa 2030 initiative.

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  1. Maassel NL, Ozgediz DE, Solomon DG. Establishing a National Rate of Rectal Biopsy Positivity in the Diagnosis of Hirschsprung Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Sep 25. View in PubMed
  2. Kakembo N, Situma M, Williamson H, Kisa P, Kamya M, Ozgediz D, Sekabira J, Fitzgerald TN. Ugandan Medical Student Career Choices Relate to Foreign Funding Priorities. World J Surg. 2020 Sep 20. View in PubMed
  3. Ullrich SJ, DeWane MP, Cheung M, Fleming M, Namugga MM, Fu W, Kurigamba G, Kabuye R, Mabweijano J, Galukande M, Ozgediz D, Pei KY. Development of an Operative Trauma Course in Uganda-A Report of a Three-Year Experience. J Surg Res. 2020 Aug 13; 256:520-527. View in PubMed
  4. Ullrich S, Cheung M, Namugga M, Sion M, Ozgediz D, Yoo P. Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Global Surgery. Ann Surg. 2020 Jun 08. View in PubMed
  5. Grabski DF, Kakembo N, Situma M, Cheung M, Shikanda A, Okello I, Kisa P, Muzira A, Sekabira J, Ozgediz D. Burden of emergency pediatric surgical procedures on surgical capacity in Uganda: a new metric for health system performance. Surgery. 2020 03; 167(3):668-674. View in PubMed
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