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Caroline Stephens, MD, MPH

Caroline Stephens, MD, MPH

  • Resident Research Fellow
  • General Surgery

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Caroline Stephens, M.D. M.P.H. is a general surgery resident at UCSF, fellow in the Center for Health Equity in Surgery & Anesthesia (CHESA), and trauma research fellow at Benioff Children's Hospital of Oakland. She attended undergraduate studies at The George Washington University where she studied International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health, and medical school at Oregon Health & Science University where she received a M.D. and M.P.H. in Epidemiology.

Dr. Stephens has a strong interest in improving emergency health systems at home and abroad to ensure equitable access to surgical care for the most vulnerable among us. In the United States, her work focuses on improving systems for rapid triage and transfer of children during disaster events, working with collaborators in Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management and the Pediatric Pandemic Network. She also collaborates with surgeons in Uganda to improve systems for triage, resuscitation, and referral of pediatric patients with surgical emergencies and victims of trauma.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • MD
  • 06/2019
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • MPH
  • Epidemiology
  • 06/2019
  • The George Washington University
  • BA
  • International Affairs
  • 06/2013
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award
  • United States Public Health Service
  • 2019
  • Senior Medical Student Travel Award
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2019
    • General Surgery
    • Global Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
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    1. Klazura G, Situma M, Musinguzi E, Mugarura R, Nyonyintono J, Yap A, Stephens CQ, Ullrich S, Kakembo N, Sekabira J, Ssemeju A, Bwesigye M, Muzaki D, Sims T, Proscovia N, Mbambu J, Kwikiriza D, Arinda F, Ozgediz D, Kisa P. The Pediatric Emergency Surgery Course: Impact on Provider Practice in Rural Uganda. J Pediatr Surg. 2023 Oct 05. View in PubMed
    2. Nimanya SA, Stephens CQ, Yap A, Kisa P, Kakembo N, Wesonga A, Okello I, Naluyimbazi R, Mbwali F, Kayima P, Ssewanyana Y, Naik-Mathuria B, Ozgediz D, Sekabira J. Impact of Bowel Coverage and Resuscitation Protocol on Gastroschisis Mortality in Low-Income Countries: Experience and Lessons From Uganda. J Pediatr Surg. 2023 Sep 22. View in PubMed
    3. Abbas A, Laverde R, Yap A, Stephens CQ, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide JO, Ameh EA, Ozgediz D, Lakhoo K, Bickler SW, Meara JG, Bundy D, Jamison DT, Klazura G, Sykes A, Philipo GS, GICS. Routine Pediatric Surgical Emergencies: Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality During the 1st 8000 Days of Life-A Narrative Review. World J Surg. 2023 Jun 21. View in PubMed
    4. Melhado CG, Sullivan TM, Stephens CQ, Burd RS, Jensen AR. Functional impairment associated with nonfatal pediatric firearm injuries. Surgery. 2023 09; 174(3):692-697. View in PubMed
    5. Melhado CG, Kao E, Hogan-Schlientz J, Crane D, Shui AM, Stephens CQ, Evans L, Burd RS, Jensen AR. Interrater reliability of chart-based assessment of functional impairment after pediatric injury using the functional status scale. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 09 01; 95(3):391-396. View in PubMed
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