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Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., MPH

Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Division of General Surgery
  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Co-Director, Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Director of Trauma & General Surgery, Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia

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513 Parnassus Avenue
HSW 1613
San Francisco, CA 94143-0790
Phone: 415-502-4745
1001 Potrero Ave
Ward 3A, Room 3A33
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 628-206-8722
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Marissa A. Boeck, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, and serves as an acute care surgeon at Parnassus and as an acute care and trauma surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She is a Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA), as well as the Director of General Surgery/Trauma within the Center and is a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, and received her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011. Dr. Boeck completed her general surgical residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in 2018, during which time she obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the first of two research years away from clinical duties. The second was spent in Santa Cruz, Bolivia working on hospital-based trauma registry implementation, and developing the city's trauma and emergency response system.

Dr. Boeck's professional passions center around global public health, especially as it relates to injury prevention (road traffic, firearm-related violence), vulnerable and marginalized populations, emergency response, and trauma and surgical system strengthening in low-resource environments. She also focuses on exploring trauma survivorship with a core focus on and inclusion of patients and communities, determining how best to ensure our patients not only survive but thrive after their initial injuries. She champions diversity in the surgical workforce, and the power of social media in medicine and research. Her research spans both domestic in California and the United States and abroad across multiple countries including Bolivia, Kenya, Cameroon, and Tanzania.
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  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
  • 11/2020
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship
  • 07/2020
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • 07/2019
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, New York, NY
  • General Surgery Residency
  • 06/2018
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • MPH
  • Health Systems & Policy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Global Health
  • 05/2015
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 05/2011
  • Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, New York, NY
  • BA
  • Philosophy
  • 05/2006
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, General Surgery, 2011-2018
    • University of California San Francisco, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery, 2018-2020
    • Center for Global Health Post-Graduate Fellow in Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015-2016
    • Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellow at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015-2016
    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
    • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    • Acute care surgery
    • Surgical critical care
    • Trauma surgery
    • Global surgery
    • Gun violence
    • Injury prevention
    • Public health
    • Surgical system strengthening in low-resource settings
    • Trauma system development in low-resource settings
    • Spanish
    • Gun Violence Prevention
    • Trauma System Development
    • Gender Equity
    • Public Health
    • Injury Prevention
    • Social Media in Medicine
    • Global Surgery
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    ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9569-8493 Additional info
    • Identifying and Addressing Unmet Needs of Injury Survivors at a Safety Net Hospital in San Francisco
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      Jul 2023
      Jun 2024
      Principal Investigator
    • UNITE: UNderstanding lInks between social determinants and firearm violence in California communiTiEs
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      Funding Period:
      Jul 2020
      Jun 2022
      Co-Investigator & UCSF PI
    • EX-LAP: EXploring LAParotomy Outcomes for Surgical Quality Improvement at a Tertiary Care Facility in Tanzania
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      Jan 2021
      Jan 2022
      Co-Principal Investigator
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    1. Boeck MA. Defining the Surgical Trainee's Role in Global Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Oct 03. View in PubMed
    2. Poppens M, Oke R, Carvalho M, Ledesma Y, Okullu S, Ariokot MG, Agwang E, Ekuchu P, Wange H, Boeck M, Juillard C, Ajiko MM, Dicker R. In-Hospital Obstetric Delays in Rural Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Hospital Cohort. World J Surg. 2023 06; 47(6):1426-1435. View in PubMed
    3. Boeck MA, Ssenyonjo H, Kobusingye OC. Global Neurotrauma Surveillance: Are National Databases Overrated? Comment on "Neurotrauma Surveillance in National Registries of Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review and Comparative Analysis of Data Dictionaries". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2023; 12:7577. View in PubMed
    4. Harrell Shreckengost CS, Foianini JE, Moron Encinas KM, Tola Guarachi H, Abril K, Amin D, Berkowitz D, Castater CA, Douglas JM, Grant AA, Khullar OV, Lane AN, Lin A, Niroula A, Nizam A, Rashied A, Reitz AW, Roser SM, Spychalski J, Arap SS, Bento RF, Ciaralo PPD, Imamura R, Kowalski LP, Mahmoud A, Mariani AW, Menegozzo CAM, Minamoto H, Montenegro FLM, Pêgo-Fernandes PM, Santos J, Utiyama EM, Sreedharan JK, Kalchiem-Dekel O, Nguyen J, Dhamsania RK, Allen K, Modzik A, Pathak V, White C, Blas J, Talal El-Abur I, Tirado G, Yánez Benítez C, Weiser TG, Barry M, Boeck M, Farrell M, Greenberg A, Miller P, Park P, Camazine M, Dillon D, Smith RN. Outcomes of Early Versus Late Tracheostomy in Patients With COVID-19: A Multinational Cohort Study. Crit Care Explor. 2022 Nov; 4(11):e0796. View in PubMed
    5. Miller P, Laverde R, Thompson A, Park P, Ozgediz D, Boeck MA. COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and Medical Student Engagement With Global Health: A Single-Institution Survey. J Surg Res. 2023 03; 283:833-838. View in PubMed
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