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Alexandra Highet, MD, MSc

Alexandra Highet, MD, MSc

  • Resident (PGY-3) 
  • General Surgery

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Alexandra Highet, MD, MSc is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at Williams College, where she double majored in Art History and French. She collaborated in clinical and quality improvement research, worked in outdoor education, and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Turkey prior to matriculating at the University of Michigan Medical School in 2016. Between her third and fourth years of medical school, she completed a Master's of Science in Clinical Research funded through a National Institutes of Health training grant and engaged in a variety of health services research and medical education initiatives.

Alex is thrilled to be pursuing her surgical training at UCSF. She is currently interested in pediatric surgical disparities research, surgical education, and enhancing surgery as a pivot point to advance population and behavioral health.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MSc
  • Clinical Research
  • 08/2020
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • BA
  • Art History, French
  • 06/2013
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 06/2021
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Krevans Award
  • University of California San Francisco
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Woolliscroft Scholarship
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • 2015 - 2016
    • Population Health
    • Mixed Methods Research
    • Prehabilitation
    • Surgical Education
    • Health Equity
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    1. Hamilton BC, Dairywala MI, Highet A, Nguyen TC, O'Sullivan P, Chern H, Soriano IS. Artificial intelligence based real-time video ergonomic assessment and training improves resident ergonomics. Am J Surg. 2023 11; 226(5):741-746. View in PubMed
    2. Highet A, Kendrick DE, Bandeh-Ahmadi H, Vitous A, Yang K, Ernst C, George BC. Pragmatic Mentoring Strategies for the Busy Surgeon Scientist. J Surg Educ. 2022 May-Jun; 79(3):695-707. View in PubMed
    3. Montgomery JR, Highet A, Brown CS, Waits SA, Englesbe MJ, Sonnenday CJ. Graft Survival and Segment Discards Among Split-Liver and Reduced-Size Transplantations in the United States From 2008 to 2018. Liver Transpl. 2022 02; 28(2):247-256. View in PubMed
    4. Connelly CR, Quillin RC, Biesterveld BE, Highet A, Schenk AD, Syed S, Bongu A, Waits SA. Training Experiences of American Society of Transplant Surgeons Fellows in Deceased Donor Organ Procurement. Transplantation. 2021 08 01; 105(8):e87-e88. View in PubMed
    5. Palmon I, Brown CS, Highet A, Kulick AA, Barrett ME, Cassidy DE, Herman AE, Gomez-Rexrode AE, O'Reggio R, Sonnenday C, Waits SA, Wakam GK. Microlearning and Social Media: A Novel Approach to Video-Based Learning and Surgical Education. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Jun; 13(3):323-326. View in PubMed
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