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Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth C. Wick, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Vice Chair of Quality and Safety 
  • Co-chair, Department of Surgery Research Committee

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 a professor of surgery, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety in the Department of Surgery, and Co-chair of the Department's Research Committee. Dr. Wick is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon and treats the entire spectrum of colorectal conditions including diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, and perianal disease with a patient-­‐centered approach.

Dr. Wick has also contributed to our understanding of almost every aspect of perioperative care from teamwork and communication to organizational culture to quality improvement and measurement. She has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2010. She has published over 150 articles around quality and safety and the microbiome and is frequently asked to speak and share her expertise with other hospitals, state hospital associations and professional societies across the United States and abroad.

She is leading a national collaborative, in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Surgeons, around accelerating dissemination of surgical pathways across 4 surgical areas (colorectal, gynecology, orthopedics and emergency general surgery) over five years. To date, over 300 hospitals have joined the program and engagement and improvement has been remarkable. Recognizing that measurement is essential to evaluating implementation, Dr. Wick is interested in harnessing the electronic health record to better measure performance and is working on automating surgical site infection measurement using advanced informatics (R01).  

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. 

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  • Leveraging Advanced Informatics to Automate Data Collection of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Other Surgical Performance Measures
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    Sep 2020
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  • Role of Stat3 in ETBF Mediated Colitis and Tumor Initiation
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    Feb 2014
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    Jan 2016
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  • Role of Stat3 in Colonic Inflammation
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    Jul 2010
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    Jun 2015
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 205
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  1. Colley A, Finlayson E, Sosa JA, Wick E. "I wish someone had asked me earlier" - Perspectives on Advance Care Planning in Surgery. Ann Surg. 2022 Jul 18. View in PubMed
  2. Abel MK, Lin JA, Wick EC. How Can We Improve Surgical Care of Patients Who Are Homeless? JAMA Surg. 2022 09 01; 157(9):846-847. View in PubMed
  3. Greenberg AL, Lin JA, Colley A, Finlayson E, Bongiovanni T, Wick EC. Characteristics and Procedures Among Adults Discharged to Hospice After Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery in California. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2220379. View in PubMed
  4. Langnas E, Bishara A, Croci R, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Wick EC, Chen CL, Guan Z. Opioid prescribing practices at hospital discharge for surgical patients before and after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2016 opioid prescribing guideline. BMC Anesthesiol. 2022 05 11; 22(1):141. View in PubMed
  5. Landau SI, Mavroudis C, Brooks E, Bergmark R, Berlin NL, Lancaster E, Waljee J, Wick E, Yeo H, Wirtalla C, Kelz RR. Longitudinal evaluation of the surgical workforce experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Am J Surg. 2022 Nov; 224(5):1199-1206. View in PubMed
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