Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Associate 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
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Carcinoid
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colovesicle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • 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 105
  1. Leeds IL, Alimi Y, Hobson DR, Efron JE, Wick EC, Haut ER, Johnston FM. Racial and Socioeconomic Differences Manifest in Process Measure Adherence for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Oct; 60(10):1092-1101. View in PubMed
  2. Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, Mayer-Blackwell B, Cooper M, Daniel M, Wick EC, Saini V, Brownlee S, Makary MA. Overtreatment in the United States. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0181970. View in PubMed
  3. Sarin A, Chen LL, Wick EC. Enhanced recovery after surgery-Preoperative fasting and glucose loading-A review. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug 28. View in PubMed
  4. Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Wick EC. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Colorectal Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Aug 07. View in PubMed
  5. Wick EC, Finlayson E. Frailty-Going From Measurement to Action. JAMA Surg. 2017 Aug 01; 152(8):757-758. View in PubMed
  6. Grant MC, Sommer PM, He C, Li S, Page AJ, Stone AB, Hobson D, Wick E, Wu CL. Preserved Analgesia With Reduction in Opioids Through the Use of an Acute Pain Protocol in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Open Hepatectomy. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jul/Aug; 42(4):451-457. View in PubMed
  7. Wick EC, Grant MC, Wu CL. Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia Pain Management With Nonopioid Analgesics and Techniques: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 152(7):691-697. View in PubMed
  8. Hicks CW, Liu J, Yang WW, DiBrito SR, Johnson DJ, Brito A, Higgins RSD, Frank SM, Wick EC. A comprehensive Choosing Wisely quality improvement initiative reduces unnecessary transfusions in an Academic Department of Surgery. Am J Surg. 2017 Jun 29. View in PubMed
  9. Cai JX, Barrow J, Parian A, Brant SR, Dudley-Brown S, Efron J, Fang S, Gearhart S, Marohn M, Safar B, Truta B, Wick E, Lazarev M. Routine Pouchoscopy Prior to Ileostomy Takedown May Not Be Necessary in Patients with Chronic Ulcerative Colitis. Dig Dis. 2017 Jun 09. View in PubMed
  10. Fabrizio AC, Grant MC, Siddiqui Z, Alimi Y, Gearhart SL, Wu C, Efron JE, Wick EC. Is enhanced recovery enough for reducing 30-d readmissions after surgery? J Surg Res. 2017 Apr 22. View in PubMed
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