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Rebecca Plevin, M.D., FACS

Rebecca Plevin, M.D., FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Division of General Surgery
  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care 
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2004

Keck School of Medicine of USC, M.D., 2009

  • University of Washington, General Surgery Residency, 2016
  • UCSF, Surgical Critical Care, 2016-17
  • UCSF, Trauma and Emergency General Surgery, 2017-18
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Injury Prevention
  • Resuscitation
  • Trauma Care
  • Ultrasound in trauma
  • Underserved Populations

Rebecca Plevin, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from University of California Berkeley, with a major in molecular & cellular biology and a minor in toxicology. She received her M.D. from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2009. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Washington in 2016. While at the University of Washington in 2012-2014, Dr. Plevin completed two years of research investigating the immunologic response to trauma, funded by a NIH Trauma Training Grant. 

Dr. Plevin completed her fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco from 2016-2018. In 2018, she accepted a position at University of California San Francisco as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Division of General Surgery. Her clinical  practice includes Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, and elective General Surgery. Her research interests include injury prevention with particular focus on underserved/vulnerable populations.

Dr. Plevin is the Director of the San Francisco Wraparound Project, the hospital-based violence intervention program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center. She is also a member of the San Francisco Vision Zero Injury Prevention Research (VZIPR) Collaborative, a group comprised of trauma surgeons, epidemiologists, geospatial analysts, and other key staff who conduct research using traffic-related injury data in support of Vision Zero SF– San Francisco's policy and commitment to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets. 

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  1. Silver CM, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Sullivan GA, Plevin RE, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM. Injury Patterns and Hospital Admission After Trauma Among People Experiencing Homelessness. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2320862. View in PubMed
  2. Silver CM, Visenio MR, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Raven MC, Kanzaria HK, Plevin RE, Stey AM. Hospital variability in adoption of alcohol and drug screening in adult trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 05 01; 94(5):684-691. View in PubMed
  3. Soltani S, Schwarcz L, Morris D, Plevin R, Dicker R, Juillard C, Nwabuo A, Wier M. What is counted counts: An innovative linkage of police, hospital, and spatial data for transportation injury prevention. J Safety Res. 2022 Dec; 83:35-44. View in PubMed
  4. Boeck MA, Wei W, Robles AJ, Nwabuo AI, Plevin RE, Juillard CJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Hubbard A, Dicker RA. The Structural Violence Trap: Disparities in Homicide, Chronic Disease Death, and Social Factors Across San Francisco Neighborhoods. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 01 01; 234(1):32-46. View in PubMed
  5. Presser M, Nwabuo A, Soltani S, Morris D, Wier M, Plevin RE. Roadway features associated with elderly drivers in motor vehicle crashes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 02 01; 90(2):313-318. View in PubMed
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