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M. Kelley Bullard, MD

M. Kelley Bullard, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program

Director of Surgical ICU, Highland Hospital

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University of California, San Francisco-East Bay
Department of Surgery
1411 East 31st Street, QIC 22134
(510) 437-4267
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  • 1980-84, Appalachian State University, B.S., Fine and Applied Arts
  • 1990-95, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M.D. with Honors 
  • 1995-02, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Resident , Surgery
  • 2002-03, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow , Surgical Critical Care
  • 2003-04, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Trauma Surgery
    • American Board of Surgery
    • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Elective General Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma
  • Blood products and transfusions
  • Critical care
  • Genomics
  • Human simulator use in surgical education
  • Immune response
  • Injury prevention
  • Resuscitation
  • Trauma

Dr. Bullard, a native North Carolinian, studied Fine and Applied Arts as an undergraduate and obtained a B.S. degree in Graphic Design from Appalachian State University. In the first few years after graduation, she worked as an Assistant Art Director and a freelance graphic designer in North Carolina's Research Triangle. During that time, she took pre-medical courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She remained in Chapel Hill for both medical school and a residency in General Surgery. During her residency she spent two years as an NIH Trauma Training Grant Fellow. During these basic science years, she studied the role of second messengers and apoptosis in Acute Lung Injury. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently completed a fellowship year in Trauma Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Bullard is a member of the core staff of the San Francisco Injury Center and a board member for the California Transplant Donor Network. She is actively involved in teaching her clinical specialties of  Surgery, Critical Care and Trauma. Her areas of research interest include transfusion medicine, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, the role of information technology in systems management, and the use of simulators for surgical education.

  1. Bullard MK, Bir N, Kwan R, Cureton E, Knudson P, Harken A. Women rule. Surgery. 2010 Jan; 147(1):134-7. View in PubMed
  2. Ramirez RM, Cureton EL, Ereso AQ, Kwan RO, Dozier KC, Sadjadi J, Bullard MK, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Single-contrast computed tomography for the triage of patients with penetrating torso trauma. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3):583-8. View in PubMed
  3. Baldwin ZK, Phillips LJ, Bullard MK, Schneider DB. Endovascular stent graft repair of a thoracic aortic gunshot injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2008 Sep; 22(5):692-6. View in PubMed
  4. Knudson MM, Khaw L, Bullard MK, Dicker R, Cohen MJ, Staudenmayer K, Sadjadi J, Howard S, Gaba D, Krummel T. Trauma training in simulation: translating skills from SIM time to real time. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):255-63; discussion 263-4. View in PubMed
  5. Kumar AS, Shibru D, Bullard MK, Liu T, Harken AH. Case-based multimedia program enhances the maturation of surgical residents regarding the concepts of professionalism. J Surg Educ. 2007 Jul-Aug; 64(4):194-8. View in PubMed
  6. Bullard MK, Swift M, Harken A. Genomics and the cardiac surgeon. J Card Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb; 22(1):83-6. View in PubMed
  7. Pal JD, Victorino GP, Twomey P, Liu TH, Bullard MK, Harken AH. Admission serum lactate levels do not predict mortality in the acutely injured patient. J Trauma. 2006 Mar; 60(3):583-7; discussion 587-9. View in PubMed
  8. Tendulkar AP, Victorino GP, Chong TJ, Bullard MK, Liu TH, Harken AH. Quantification of surgical resident stress "on call". J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Oct; 201(4):560-4. View in PubMed
  9. Bullard MK, Raimondo K, Campbell AR. Hypertonic saline: here we go again? Curr Surg. 2004 May-Jun; 61(3):247-51. View in PubMed
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