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Kara Faktor, MD, MSc

Kara Faktor, MD, MSc

  • Resident (PGY-3) 
  • General Surgery

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Kara Faktor, MD, MSc, is a general surgery resident at UCSF. She graduated from Brandeis University with a B.S. in neuroscience, biology and Hispanic studies and received her medical degree from UCLA. During medical school, she spent a year in Rwanda conducting surgical site infection research through a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship, as well as a year pursuing an MSc in Public Health for Development from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interests include local and global surgical equity.
  Dept or School    
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  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • General Surgery Residency
  • 06/2028
  • DGSOM at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.D.
  • Medicine
  • 06/2021
  • LSHTM, London, UK
  • MSc
  • Public Health for Development
  • 12/2020
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • B.S.
  • Neuroscience, Biology, Hispanic Studies
  • 05/2014
    • Global Surgery
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    1. Faktor KL, Payán DD, Ramirez AJ, May FP. Impact and Sustainability of Foreign Medical Aid: A Qualitative Study with Honduran Healthcare Providers. Ann Glob Health. 2023; 89(1):17. View in PubMed
    2. Elmaraghi S, Min Park K, Rashidian N, Yap A, Faktor K, Ozgediz D, Borgstein E, Bekele A, Alseidi A, Tefera G. Postgraduate Surgical Education in East, Central, and Southern Africa: A Needs Assessment Survey. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 02 01; 236(2):429-435. View in PubMed
    3. Rosenberg A, Jayaram A, Still M, Hauser B, Dworkin M, Faktor K, Petroze R. Global Surgery Opportunities for General Surgery Residents: Are We Making Progress? J Surg Res. 2022 11; 279:436-441. View in PubMed
    4. Umutesi G, Velin L, Muwanguzi M, Faktor K, Mugabo C, Rukundo G, Rucogoza A, Yankurije M, Mazimpaka C, de Dieu Gatete J, Shyirambere C, Hedt-Gauthier B, Riviello R, Mpunga T, Mwikarago EI, Kateera F. Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Capacity in Rural Rwanda: A Feasibility Assessment. Ann Glob Health. 2021; 87(1):78. View in PubMed
    5. Velin L, Umutesi G, Riviello R, Muwanguzi M, Bebell LM, Yankurije M, Faktor K, Nkurunziza T, Rukundo G, de Dieu Gatete J, Emil I, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Kateera F. Surgical Site Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance After Cesarean Section Delivery in Rural Rwanda. Ann Glob Health. 2021; 87(1):77. View in PubMed


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