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Karen Trang, MD

Karen Trang, MD

  • Resident Research Fellow
  • General Surgery

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Karen Trang, M.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. She obtained her B.S. in Biochemistry at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, where she was the recipient of the De La Salle award, the highest academic honor award. Following her undergraduate education, she performed basic/translational research in HIV/Immunology in the McCune Lab at UCSF. She subsequently obtained her M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine where she performed clinical research in Vascular Surgery under the medical scholars fellowship.

Dr. Trang has developed an interest in clinical informatics while undergoing her training at UCSF and is eager to work towards becoming a surgeon-informatician, as she concurrently completes the UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Informatics
  • 07/2026
  • UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • General Surgery
  • 07/2026
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • M.D.
  • Medicine
  • 07/2019
  • Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
  • B.S.
  • Biochemistry
  • 06/2014
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist for Top Scoring Abstract
  • 29th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society
  • 2017
  • Gayle Uilkema Scholarship Recipient for Academic Excellence and Community Service
  • American Association of University Women
  • 2014
  • De La Salle Award Recipient for Highest Scholarship Record and General Excellence
  • Saint Mary's College of CA
  • 2014
  • Linus Pauling Award Recipient for Outstanding Scholarship in Biochemistry
  • Saint Mary's College of CA
  • 2014
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Electronic Health Record
    • Value-Based Healthcare
    • Clinical Informatics
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    1. Trang K, Fung BSC, Lamb T, Moloo H, Wick EC. Reducing Carbon Footprint in Travel to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting: Striking a Balance Between Environmental Impact and Collaborative Opportunities. Dis Colon Rectum. 2023 Oct 26. View in PubMed
    2. Decker H, Trang K, Ramirez J, Colley A, Pierce L, Coleman M, Bongiovanni T, Melton GB, Wick E. Large Language Model-Based Chatbot vs Surgeon-Generated Informed Consent Documentation for Common Procedures. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Oct 02; 6(10):e2336997. View in PubMed
    3. Arvisais-Anhalt S, Ravi A, Weia B, Aarts J, Ahmad HB, Araj E, Bauml JA, Benham-Hutchins M, Boyd AD, Brecht-Doscher A, Butler-Henderson K, Butte AJ, Cardilo AB, Chilukuri N, Cho MK, Cohen JK, Craven CK, Crusco S, Dadabhoy F, Dash D, DeBolt C, Elkin PL, Fayanju OA, Fochtmann LJ, Graham JV, Hanna JJ, Hersh W, Hofford MR, Hron JD, Huang SS, Jackson BR, Kaplan B, Kelly W, Ko K, Koppel R, Kurapati N, Labbad G, Lee JJ, Lehmann CU, Leitner S, Liao ZC, Medford RJ, Melnick ER, Muniyappa AN, Murray SG, Neinstein AB, Nichols-Johnson V, Novak LL, Ogan WS, Ozeran L, Pageler NM, Pandita D, Perumbeti A, Petersen C, Pierce L, Puttagunta R, Ramaswamy P, Rogers KM, Rosenbloom ST, Ryan A, Saleh S, Sarabu C, Schreiber R, Shaw KA, Sim I, Sirintrapun SJ, Solomonides A, Spector JD, Starren JB, Stoffel M, Subbian V, Swanson K, Tomes A, Trang K, Unertl KM, Weon JL, Whooley MA, Wiley K, Williamson DFK, Winkelstein P, Wong J, Xie J, Yarahuan JKW, Yung N, Zera C, Ratanawongsa N, Sadasivaiah S. Paging the Clinical Informatics Community: Respond STAT to Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization. Appl Clin Inform. 2023 01; 14(1):164-171. View in PubMed
    4. Trang K, Pierce L, Wick EC, Hirose K. Using Electronic Health Record Meta-Data to Identify Variation in Trainee Progress Note Writing Patterns: Opportunity to Enhance Systems-Based Care. J Surg Educ. 2022 Nov-Dec; 79(6):e257-e262. View in PubMed
    5. Glencer AC, Lin JA, Trang K, Greenberg A, Kirkwood KS, Adam MA, Sarin A. Assessing the role of robotic proctectomy in obese patients: a contemporary NSQIP analysis. J Robot Surg. 2022 Dec; 16(6):1391-1399. View in PubMed
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