Alexandra Highet, MD, MSc

Title(s)RESIDENT, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address35 Medical Center Way, #001
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Williams College, Williamstown, MABA06/2013Art History, French
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MIMD06/2021Medicine
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MIMSc08/2020Clinical Research
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    University of Michigan Medical School2018  - 2021Woolliscroft Scholarship
    University of California San Francisco2022  - 2022Krevans Award
    2015  - 2016Fulbright Fellowship

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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.

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    1. Neighborhood-level Disparities in Achievement of Social Continence Among School-aged Children With Anorectal Malformations: A Single-center Retrospective Study. J Pediatr Surg. 2024 May 25. Highet A, Mai T, Klarich MK, Vu L. PMID: 38897896.
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    2. Artificial intelligence based real-time video ergonomic assessment and training improves resident ergonomics. Am J Surg. 2023 11; 226(5):741-746. Hamilton BC, Dairywala MI, Highet A, Nguyen TC, O'Sullivan P, Chern H, Soriano IS. PMID: 37500299.
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    3. Pragmatic Mentoring Strategies for the Busy Surgeon Scientist. J Surg Educ. 2022 May-Jun; 79(3):695-707. Highet A, Kendrick DE, Bandeh-Ahmadi H, Vitous A, Yang K, Ernst C, George BC. PMID: 35144902.
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    4. 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. Montgomery JR, Highet A, Brown CS, Waits SA, Englesbe MJ, Sonnenday CJ. PMID: 34407278.
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    5. Training Experiences of American Society of Transplant Surgeons Fellows in Deceased Donor Organ Procurement. Transplantation. 2021 08 01; 105(8):e87-e88. Connelly CR, Quillin RC, Biesterveld BE, Highet A, Schenk AD, Syed S, Bongu A, Waits SA. PMID: 34291768.
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    6. Microlearning and Social Media: A Novel Approach to Video-Based Learning and Surgical Education. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Jun; 13(3):323-326. 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. PMID: 34178254; PMCID: PMC8207915.
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    7. Cost-effectiveness of Staple Line Reinforcement in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Ann Surg. 2023 Jan 01; 277(1):121-126. Highet A, Johnson EH, Bonham AJ, Hutton DW, Zhou S, Thalji AS, Ghaferi AA. PMID: 34029226.
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    8. Unacknowledged Alternate Determinants of Medicine Subject Exam Performance. Acad Med. 2021 02 01; 96(2):166. Kurtz JB, Spadafore M, Highet A. PMID: 33492828.
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    9. Every Emergency General Surgery Patient Deserves Pathway-Driven Care. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 12; 231(6):764-765. Eton RE, Highet A, Englesbe MJ. PMID: 33243402.
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    10. Introduction to the Best-Case/Worst-Case Framework Within Transplantation Surgery to Improve Decision-Making for Increased Risk Donor Organ Offers. Prog Transplant. 2020 12; 30(4):368-371. Highet A, Cassidy DE, Gomez-Rexrode AE, Kirsch MJ, Eton R, Brown CS, Waits SA, Englesbe MJ. PMID: 32959728.
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    11. Fostering Passion and Skills in Surgical Research Across the Medical Education Continuum: The Transplant Research, Education, and Engagement Group. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jan-Feb; 78(1):356-360. Highet A, Gomez-Rexrode AE, Barrett M, Santos-Parker KS, Santos-Parker JR, Cassidy DE, Herman AE, Kulick AA, Brown CS, Montgomery JR, Wakam GK, Englesbe MJ, Waits SA. PMID: 32739442; PMCID: PMC7788517.
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    12. Knowing Your Team: Rapid Assessment of Residents and Fellows for Effective Horizontal Care Delivery in Emergency Events. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Jun; 12(3):272-279. Dennis B, Highet A, Kendrick D, Mazer L, Loiselle S, Bandeh-Ahmadi H, Gupta T, Abbott K, Lea J, Dang T, Ramey M, George B, Terhune K. PMID: 32595843; PMCID: PMC7301919.
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    13. Practice change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Harnessing the momentum for expanding telehealth in transplant. Clin Transplant. 2020 07; 34(7):e13897. Santos-Parker KS, Santos-Parker JR, Highet A, Montgomery JR, Wakam GK, Sonnenday CJ, Waits SA. PMID: 32396979.
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    14. Going the distance for procurement of donation after circulatory death livers for transplantation-Does reimbursement reflect reality? Clin Transplant. 2020 02; 34(2):e13780. Montgomery JR, Highet A, Hobeika MJ, Englesbe MJ, McElroy LM. PMID: 31903648.
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    15. True to Reality or True to Ourselves? Rationalism vs Idealism for Matching Medical Students. Acad Med. 2019 12; 94(12):1843. Highet A, Kurtz JB, Spadafore M. PMID: 31789853.
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    16. Competency Committees in Undergraduate Medical Education: Approaching Tensions Using a Polarity Management Framework. Acad Med. 2019 12; 94(12):1865-1872. Monrad SU, Mangrulkar RS, Woolliscroft JO, Daniel MM, Hartley SE, Gay TL, Highet A, Vijayakumar N, Santen SA. PMID: 31169538.
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    17. Characterizing Pediatric Tuberculosis with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection in Harare, Zimbabwe. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 09; 99(3):601-607. Earley M, Chirenda J, Highet A, Mujuru HA, Yang Z. PMID: 30014829; PMCID: PMC6169189.
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    18. Human cord blood-derived unrestricted somatic stem cells promote wound healing and have therapeutic potential for patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Cell Transplant. 2014 Mar; 23(3):303-17. Liao Y, Itoh M, Yang A, Zhu H, Roberts S, Highet AM, Latshaw S, Mitchell K, van de Ven C, Christiano A, Cairo MS. PMID: 23394106.
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