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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
  • 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 130
  1. Wick EC, Wu CL. Standardization of the Classification of Impaired Postoperative Gastric Function Within the Enhanced Recovery Pathways. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun; 126(6):1805-1806. View in PubMed
  2. Siletz A, Childers CP, Faltermeier C, Singer ES, Hu QL, Ko CY, Kates SL, Maggard-Gibbons M, Wick E. Surgical Technical Evidence Review of Hip Fracture Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018; 9:2151459318769215. View in PubMed
  3. Lin DM, Carson KA, Lubomski LH, Wick EC, Pham JC. Statewide Collaborative to Reduce Surgical Site Infections: Results of the Hawaii Surgical Unit-Based Safety Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 May 18. View in PubMed
  4. 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. 2018 May 17. View in PubMed
  5. Bettner W, Rizzo A, Brant S, Dudley-Brown S, Efron J, Fang S, Gearhart S, Marohn M, Parian A, Kherad Pezhouh M, Melia J, Safar B, Truta B, Wick E, Lazarev M. Low Incidence of Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer Observed among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients with Prolonged Colonic Diversion. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Apr 23; 24(5):1092-1098. View in PubMed
  6. Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Wick EC, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Grant MC, 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 Colorectal Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2018 Apr 11. View in PubMed
  7. Kamboj M, Childers T, Sugalski J, Antonelli D, Bingener-Casey J, Cannon J, Cluff K, Davis KA, Dellinger EP, Dowdy SC, Duncan K, Fedderson J, Glasgow R, Hall B, Hirsch M, Hutter M, Kimbro L, Kuvshinoff B, Makary M, Morris M, Nehring S, Ramamoorthy S, Scott R, Sovel M, Strong V, Webster A, Wick E, Aguilar JG, Carlson R, Sepkowitz K. Risk of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) following Colorectal Resection Is Higher in Patients With Disseminated Cancer: An NCCN Member Cohort Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 19; 1-8. View in PubMed
  8. Chung L, Orberg ET, Geis AL, Chan JL, Fu K, DeStefano Shields CE, Dejea CM, Fathi P, Chen J, Finard BB, Tam AJ, McAllister F, Fan H, Wu X, Ganguly S, Lebid A, Metz P, Van Meerbeke SW, Huso DL, Wick EC, Pardoll DM, Wan F, Wu S, Sears CL, Housseau F. Bacteroides fragilis Toxin Coordinates a Pro-carcinogenic Inflammatory Cascade via Targeting of Colonic Epithelial Cells. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Mar 14; 23(3):421. View in PubMed
  9. Pappou EP, Magruder JT, Fu T, Hicks CW, Herman JM, Fang S, Wick EC, Safar B, Gearhart SL, Efron JE. Prognostic and Predictive Clinicopathologic Factors of Squamous Anal Canal Cancer in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients: Does HAART Influence Outcomes? World J Surg. 2018 03; 42(3):876-883. View in PubMed
  10. Childers CP, Siletz AE, Singer ES, Faltermeier C, Hu QL, Ko CY, Golladay GJ, Kates SL, Wick EC, Maggard-Gibbons M. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Elective Total Joint Replacement Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018; 9:2151458518754451. View in PubMed
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