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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

Contact Information
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 include global public health, especially as it relates to injury prevention (road traffic, gun violence), vulnerable populations, emergency response, and trauma and surgical system strengthening in low-resource settings. She also champions diversity in the surgical workforce, and the power of social media in medicine. Her research spans both domestic in the United States and abroad across multiple countries including Bolivia, Kenya, Cameroon, Nepal, Uganda, and Tanzania.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • 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
    • 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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      Funding Period:
      Jan 2021
      Jan 2022
      Co-Principal Investigator
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    1. Boeck MA, Juillard CJ, Dicker RA, Joseph BA, Sakran JV. Turning value into action: Healthcare workers using digital media advocacy to drive change. PLoS One. 2021; 16(4):e0250875. View in PubMed
    2. Bhatia MB, Mohan SC, Blair KJ, Boeck MA, Bhalla A, Sharma S, Helenowski I, Tatebe LC, Nwomeh BC, Swaroop M. Surgical and Trauma Capacity Assessment in Rural Haryana, India. Ann Glob Health. 2021 02 12; 87(1):15. View in PubMed
    3. Rook JM, Wood E, Boeck MA, Blair KJ, Monroy A, Ludi E, Keller EJ, Victorson D, Foíanini E, Swaroop M. The Bolivian trauma patient's experience: A qualitative needs assessment. Injury. 2021 Feb; 52(2):167-174. View in PubMed
    4. Matthay ZA, Kornblith AE, Matthay EC, Sedaghati M, Peterson S, Boeck M, Bongiovanni T, Campbell A, Chalwell L, Colwell C, Farrell MS, Kim WC, Knudson MM, Mackersie R, Li L, Nunez-Garcia B, Langness S, Plevin RE, Sammann A, Tesoriero R, Stein DM, Kornblith LZ. The DISTANCE study: Determining the impact of social distancing on trauma epidemiology during the COVID-19 epidemic-An interrupted time-series analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 04 01; 90(4):700-707. View in PubMed
    5. Ding K, Nguyen N, Carvalho M, Dissak Delon FN, Mekolo D, Nkusu D, Tchekep MS, Oke RA, Mbianyor MA, Yenshu EV, Boeck M, Collins C, Jackson N, Mefire AC, Juillard C. Baseline Patient Safety Culture in Cameroon: Setting a Foundation for Trauma Quality Improvement. J Surg Res. 2020 11; 255:311-318. View in PubMed
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