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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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415-885-3606 Patients & Clinic

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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 94
  1. Stone AB, Grant MC, Lau BD, Hobson DB, Streiff MB, Haut ER, Wu CL, Wick EC. Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia and Prophylactic Three Times Daily Unfractionated Heparin Within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jan 09. View in PubMed
  2. Grant MC, Yang D, Wu CL, Makary MA, Wick EC. Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Fast Track Surgery Pathways on Healthcare-associated Infections: Results From a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan; 265(1):68-79. View in PubMed
  3. Wick EC, Pronovost PJ, Fader AN. Trans-surgical Disciplines Collaboration Is an Effective Strategy for Expediting Quality Improvement. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):915-916. View in PubMed
  4. Grant MC, Betz M, Hulse M, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Hobson D, Wick E, Wu CL. The Effect of Preoperative Pregabalin on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2016 Nov; 123(5):1100-1107. View in PubMed
  5. Leeds IL, Fabrizio A, Cosgrove SE, Wick EC. Treating Wisely: The Surgeon's Role in Antibiotic Stewardship. Ann Surg. 2016 Oct 4. View in PubMed
  6. Stone AB, Leeds IL, Efron J, Wick EC. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathways and Resident Physicians: Barrier or Opportunity? Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Oct; 59(10):1000-1. View in PubMed
  7. Addae JK, Gani F, Fang SY, Wick EC, Althumairi AA, Efron JE, Canner JK, Euhus DM, Schneider EB. A comparison of trends in operative approach and postoperative outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery. J Surg Res. 2017 Feb; 208:111-120. View in PubMed
  8. Leeds IL, Boss EF, George JA, Strockbine V, Wick EC, Jelin EB. Preparing enhanced recovery after surgery for implementation in pediatric populations. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Dec; 51(12):2126-2129. View in PubMed
  9. Leeds IL, Alturki H, Canner JK, Schneider EB, Efron JE, Wick EC, Gearhart SL, Safar B, Fang SH. Outcomes of abdominoperineal resection for management of anal cancer in HIV-positive patients: a national case review. World J Surg Oncol. 2016; 14(1):208. View in PubMed
  10. Althumairi AA, Canner JK, Gearhart SL, Safar B, Fang SH, Wick EC, Efron JE. Risk factors for wound complications after abdominoperineal excision: analysis of the ACS NSQIP database. Colorectal Dis. 2016 Jul; 18(7):O260-6. View in PubMed
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