Alexis Colley, MD, MS

Title(s)Fellow, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #5222
San Francisco CA 94117
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    UCSF, San Francisco, CAMD06/2018Doctor of Medicine
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMS06/2016Health and Medical Sciences
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, WABA05/2007Biology, Spanish
    University of California, San Francisco2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Alexis Colley is a General Surgery resident at UCSF. Dr. Colley was raised in Santa Cruz, California and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Spanish. In medical school in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP), she earned a Master of Science from UC Berkeley in Health & Medical Sciences with a focus on patient-physician communication and ethics. Her research in medical school was focused on patient engagement with decision making about chemotherapy.

    Dr. Colley is currently a clinical fellow in Palliative Medicine at UCSF. She completed a 2-year NIH T32 research fellowship in Surgical Oncology. Her research is focused on the use of Advance Care Planning (ACP) for surgical patients, surgeon-patient communication, and expanding the role of palliative care education for surgical trainees. Dr. Colley is mentored by surgeons Drs. Elizabeth Wick and Emily Finlayson, as well as geriatrician and palliative care physician Dr. Rebecca Sudore. Dr. Colley will return to surgical training in June 2024 and plans to pursue additional fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery after finishing residency.

    Dr. Colley has also collaborated with members of the Department of Surgery, including Drs. Lan Vu, Lucy Kornblith, and Mika Varma, to improve support for surgical trainees who are starting a family.

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    1. "It Gives Me Peace of Mind So I Can Focus on Healing": Views on Advance Care Planning for Older Surgical Patients. J Palliat Med. 2024 Feb 20. Colley A, Broering J, Lee K, Lin JA, Pierce L, Finlayson E, Sudore RL, Wick EC. PMID: 38386513.
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    2. We asked the experts: Normalize challenges, build community, and develop mentorship: A guide for proactive institutional support for child rearing during surgical training. World J Surg. 2024 Mar; 48(3):524-526. Colley A, Yap A, Trang K, Kornblith LZ, Varma MG, Vu L. PMID: 38363000.
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    3. "It's Incapacitated Me in so Many Ways": Older Adults' Lived Experience With Postoperative Symptoms at Home After Major Elective Surgery. Ann Surg. 2024 May 01; 279(5):736-742. Keny C, Dillon EC, Russell MM, Colley A, Yank V, Tang V. PMID: 38050761; PMCID: PMC10997446.
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    4. Large Language Model-Based Chatbot vs Surgeon-Generated Informed Consent Documentation for Common Procedures. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 10 02; 6(10):e2336997. Decker H, Trang K, Ramirez J, Colley A, Pierce L, Coleman M, Bongiovanni T, Melton GB, Wick E. PMID: 37812419; PMCID: PMC10562939.
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    5. Experiences with targeting inpatient advance care planning for emergency general surgery patients: A resident-led quality improvement project. Surgery. 2023 10; 174(4):844-850. Colley A, Lin J, Pierce L, Johnson C, Bongiovanni T, Finlayson E, Sudore R, Wick EC. PMID: 37183132; PMCID: PMC10526751.
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    6. Quality Improvement Initiative Implementation at the Unit or Hospital Level. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2023 Jul; 36(4):265-270. Colley A, Wick E. PMID: 37223235; PMCID: PMC10202537.
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    7. Disparities in advance care planning rates persist among emergency general surgery patients: Current state and recommendations for improvement. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 06 01; 94(6):863-869. Johnson CL, Colley A, Pierce L, Lin JA, Bongiovanni T, Roman S, Sudore RL, Wick E. PMID: 37218039; PMCID: PMC10206277.
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    8. Missed Opportunities and Health Disparities for Advance Care Planning Before Elective Surgery in Older Adults. JAMA Surg. 2022 10 01; 157(10):e223687. Colley A, Lin JA, Pierce L, Finlayson E, Sudore RL, Wick E. PMID: 36001323; PMCID: PMC9403851.
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    9. High risk of complications after a "low risk" procedure: A national study of nursing home residents and older adults undergoing haemorrhoid surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2023 02; 25(2):298-304. Colley A, Finlayson E, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Suskind A. PMID: 36097828.
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    10. Robotic repair of perineal hernias: a video vignette and review of the literature. Surg Endosc. 2023 03; 37(3):2290-2294. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Colley A, Chern H, Varma MG, Hoffman WY, Sarin A. PMID: 35982283; PMCID: PMC10017789.
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    11. "I Wish Someone had Asked Me Earlier"-Perspectives on Advance Care Planning in Surgery. Ann Surg. 2022 12 01; 276(6):e649-e651. Colley A, Finlayson E, Sosa JA, Wick E. PMID: 35848744; PMCID: PMC9643600.
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    12. Characteristics and Procedures Among Adults Discharged to Hospice After Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery in California. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2220379. Greenberg AL, Lin JA, Colley A, Finlayson E, Bongiovanni T, Wick EC. PMID: 35793086; PMCID: PMC9260472.
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    13. Public Opinions About Surgery in Older Adults: A Thematic Analysis. Ann Surg. 2023 03 01; 277(3):e513-e519. Dharmasukrit C, Ramaiyer M, Dillon EC, Russell MM, Dutt M, Colley A, Tang VL. PMID: 35129499; PMCID: PMC9081294.
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    14. Jejunal prolapse and incarceration following feeding tube exchange. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 12; 89(6):e175-e176. Conroy PC, Colley A, Bongiovanni T, Chang TT, Harris H. PMID: 32925576.
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    15. Mental health, preoperative disability, and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Sep; 27(9):1580-1587. Wong SE, Colley AK, Pitcher AA, Zhang AL, Ma CB, Feeley BT. PMID: 29798822.
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    16. Treatment Intensity After Traumatic Brain Injury: More Is Not Better. JAMA Surg. 2018 01 01; 153(1):51. Colley A, Finlayson E. PMID: 28975229.
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    17. Factors associated with oncology patients' involvement in shared decision making during chemotherapy. Psychooncology. 2017 Nov; 26(11):1972-1979. Colley A, Halpern J, Paul S, Micco G, Lahiff M, Wright F, Levine JD, Mastick J, Hammer MJ, Miaskowski C, Dunn LB. PMID: 27649058; PMCID: PMC5698800.
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