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Nichole Starr, M.D., MPH

Nichole Starr, M.D., MPH

  • Chief Resident (PGY-5)
  • General Surgery

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Dr. Nichole Starr is a general surgery resident at University of California, San Francisco, a fellow at Lifebox Foundation from 2018-2021 and the senior fellow at Lifebox Foundation in 2020-2021. She was an NIH Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholar from 2020-2021. Her areas of interest are in academic global surgery, surgical quality improvement and infection prevention, and strengthening trauma care systems in resource limited environments, as well as trauma induced coagulopathy and platelet function in injured patients. Dr. Starr served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 2007 - 2009, and has worked in Ethiopia, Brazil and Liberia on health services research including improving surgical safety, quality of surgical and trauma care, and creating tools and technologies for safeguarding surgical providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 05/2015
  • Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • MPH
  • Public Health
  • 05/2008
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • BS
  • Neuroscience
  • 05/2006
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • BA
  • Theatre Arts
  • 05/2006
  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • General Surgery
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • William B. Schecter Trauma Resident Award
  • UCSF
  • 2022
  • Muriel Steele Society Influential Women in Surgery Honor Roll
  • UCSF
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Surgical Infections Society Best Oral Presentation, Second Place
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • 2019
  • Junior Resident Teaching Award
  • UCSF
  • 2018
  • Department of Emergency Medicine Surgical Consultant of the Year
  • UCSF
  • 2017
  • Dora Savenor Memorial Prize for Excellence in Surgery
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • 2015
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • 2015
    • General Surgery Residency 2015-present
    • Barriers to Accessing Surgical Care
    • Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Surgical Organizations
    • Trauma Care
    • Spanish, Amharic
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    1. Starr NE, Moore JN, Shreckengost CSH, Fernandez K, Ambulkar RP, Capo-Chichi N, Varallo JE, Ademuyiwa AO, Krouch S, Rana PS, Ingabire JA, Weiser TG, Mammo TN, Evans FM. Perioperative provider safety in the pandemic: Development, implementation and evaluation of an adjunct COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2022 Nov; 50(6):457-467. View in PubMed
    2. Starr N, Nofal MR, Gebeyehu N, Forrester JA, Derbew M, Weiser TG, Mammo TN. Sustainability of a Surgical Quality Improvement Program at Hospitals in Ethiopia. JAMA Surg. 2022 01 01; 157(1):68-70. View in PubMed
    3. Starr N, Capo-Chichi N, Moore J, Shreckengost CH, Fernandez K, Ambulkar R, Varallo JE, Ademuyiwa AO, Krouch S, Rana PS, Ingabire JA, Weiser TG, Mammo TN, Evans FM. Perioperative Provider Safety in Low- and Middle-income Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Renewed Investments in Resources and Training. Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e525-e627. View in PubMed
    4. Forrester JA, Starr N, Negussie T, Schaps D, Adem M, Alemu S, Amenu D, Gebeyehu N, Habteyohannes T, Jiru F, Tesfaye A, Wayessa E, Chen R, Trickey A, Bitew S, Bekele A, Weiser TG. Clean Cut (adaptive, multimodal surgical infection prevention programme) for low-resource settings: a prospective quality improvement study. Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 21. View in PubMed
    5. Purschke M, Elsamaloty M, Wilde JP, Starr N, Anderson RR, Farinelli WA, Sakamoto FH, Tung M, Tam J, Hesselink L, Baer TM. Construction and validation of UV-C decontamination cabinets for filtering facepiece respirators. Appl Opt. 2020 Sep 01; 59(25):7585-7595. View in PubMed
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