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Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM

Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM

Professor and Chief of Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco General,
Vice Chair of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery

Contact Information

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center 
1001 Potrero Ave., Ward 3A
San Francisco, CA  94110
(415) 206-4623 Phone
(415) 206-5484 Fax

deborah.stein@ucsf.edu
Assistant: kate.goldman@ucsf.edu

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  • Cornell University, B.A, Biology, 1993
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D., 1997
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H., 2004
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, General Surgery, 1997-2002
  • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2002-2004
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Neurocritical care
  • Organ failure
  • Organ support
  • Polytrauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Functional outcomes following injury
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Neurotrauma
  • Organ support
  • Polytrauma

Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with certificates in both Injury Control and Health Policy. She completed her general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Stein is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery with subspecialty certification in Surgical Critical Care. She has also earned subspecialty certification from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care.

Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, Dr. Stein joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she served as the R Adams Cowley Professor in Shock and Trauma and Medical Director for Neurotrauma Critical Care, Medical Director for the Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Co-Director of the Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland, and as the Chief of Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Stein left Maryland and came to UCSF in 2019 to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery as Professor and Chief of Surgery at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Dr. Stein currently serves as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on 4 federally funded grants and has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and more than 25 book chapters. Her national service includes active participation in major trauma, critical care, and surgical societies including serving as Secretary, Executive Board Member and member of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Stein serves as Chair of the Research Committee and Member of the EMS, TQIP and Membership Committees for the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. She serves as Chair of the Geriatric Trauma/ACS Committee for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and is a Member of the Scholarship Committee for the American College of Surgeons. She also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and is an Examination Consultant for the Board of Surgery.

Dr. Stein is a clinical researcher who has always been a believer in asking simple questions to improve the care of patients. She currently serves as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on 4 federally funded grants. Her main research focus with respect to the injured patient has been in the fields of polytrauma, hemorrhagic shock and neurotrauma with a specific interest in functional outcomes following injury. From a critical care perspective, her main focus has been on neurocritical care and organ support in the critically ill patient. Clinically relevant projects in which she is currently engaged include:

  • Serving as overall study Co-PI for a multicenter clinical trial of venous thromboembolism prevention in patient with orthopaedic injuries funded by from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Work as Co-PI with the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) as the panel lead for Neurotrauma in a Department of Defense funded study to develop a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP)
  • Serving as Co-PI for a study of genomics and microbiome in injured patients at risk of sepsis
  • Serving as overall study PI for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's (AAST) multi-institutional prospective observational study of geriatric patients with traumatic brain injury (Geri-TBI)
  • Stein (PI) - Transport Assessment for Clinical Traumatic Injuries Calculator (TACTICal), Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Stein (Co-PI, O'Toole PI) - A Randomized Pragmatic Trial Comparing the Complications and Safety of Blood Clot Prevention Medicines Used in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Stein (PI) - The Use of Acupuncture in Potentiating Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury Subjects, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
  • Stein (Co-Inv) - National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP), Coalition for National Trauma Research/Department of Defense
  • Stein (Co-PI; Fiskum, Kozar Fraser Co-PIs) - Genomics-Based Diagnosis in Patients at Risk for Poor Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Most recent publications from a total of 176
  1. Deane M, Galvagno SM, Moran B, Stein DM, Scalea TM, O'Connor JV. Shock, not Blood Pressure or Shock, Determines the need for Thoracic Damage Control Following Penetrating Trauma. Shock. 2019 Nov 05. View in PubMed
  2. Haac BE, Nemirovsky A, Teeter W, Geyer A, Birkett RT, Cross RK, Engels M, Stein DM, Bafford AC. Injury Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease After Trauma: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Oct 21. View in PubMed
  3. Howley IW, Stein DM, Scalea TM. Outcomes and complications for portal vein or superior mesenteric vein injury: No improvement in the era of damage control resuscitation. Injury. 2019 Oct 07. View in PubMed
  4. Adediran T, Drumheller BC, McCunn M, Stein DM, Albrecht JS. Sex Differences in In-hospital Complications Among Older Adults After Traumatic Brain Injury. J Surg Res. 2019 Nov; 243:427-433. View in PubMed
  5. Crawford AM, Yang S, Hu P, Li Y, Lozanova P, Scalea TM, Stein DM. Concomitant chest trauma and traumatic brain injury, biomarkers correlate with worse outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul; 87(1S Suppl 1):S146-S151. View in PubMed
  6. Harmon LA, Haase DJ, Kufera JA, Adnan S, Cabral D, Lottenberg L, Cunningham KW, Bonne S, Burgess J, Rehbein JL, Semon G, Noorbakhsh MR, Cragun BN, Agrawal V, Truitt M, Marcotte J, Goldenberg A, Behbahaninia M, Keric N, Hammer PM, Nahmias J, Grigorian A, Turay D, Chakravarthy V, Lalchandani P, Kim D, Chapin T, Dunn J, Portillo V, Schroeppel T, Stein DM. Infection after penetrating brain injury-An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study oral presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, January 15-19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul; 87(1):61-67. View in PubMed
  7. Lauerman MH, Brenner M, Simpson N, Shanmuganathan K, Stein DM, Scalea T. Angioembolization significantly improves vascular injuries in blunt splenic trauma. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019 Jun 06. View in PubMed
  8. Harmon L, Sukri L, Kufera JA, Nguyen A, Grunnagle M, Ramirez CL, Botwinick I, Cucher D, Feather CB, Scalea TM, Stein DM. Is Opioid Prescribing Driving Trauma Recidivism or Is Trauma Driving Opioid Use? Am Surg. 2019 Jun 01; 85(6):567-571. View in PubMed
  9. Harmon LA, Haase DJ, Kufera JA, Adnan S, Cabral D, Lottenberg L, Cunningham KW, Bonne S, Burges J, Rehbein JL, Semon G, Noorbakhsh MR, Cragun BN, Agrawal V, Truitt M, Marcotte J, Goldenberg A, Behbahaninia M, Keric N, Hammer PM, Nahmias J, Grigorian A, Turay D, Chakravarthy V, Lalchandani P, Kim D, Chapin T, Dunn J, Portillo V, Schroeppel T, Stein DM. Infection After Penetrating Brain Injury - An EAST Multicenter Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Apr 25. View in PubMed
  10. Vadlamani A, Perry JA, McCunn M, Stein DM, Albrecht JS. Racial Differences in Discharge Location After a Traumatic Brain Injury Among Older Adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Sep; 100(9):1622-1628. View in PubMed
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