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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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
  • 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 152
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rushakoff RJ, Wick EC, McDonnell ME. Response to: "Letter in Response to Soop et al". Ann Surg. 2019 Jan 16. View in PubMed
  7. 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
  8. Grant MC, Pio Roda CM, Canner JK, Sommer P, Galante D, Hobson D, Gearhart S, Wu CL, Wick E. The Impact of Anesthesia-Influenced Process Measure Compliance on Length of Stay: Results From an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Colorectal Surgery Cohort. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jan; 128(1):68-74. View in PubMed
  9. 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. 2018 Dec 07. View in PubMed
  10. Kaplan JA, Hedrick TL, Kalady M, Shaffer VO, Flemming FJ, Wick EC. Impact of American Society of Colorectal Surgeons' Research Foundation Grants on Academic Colorectal Surgeons' Career Trajectory. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov 15. View in PubMed
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