Amy Kwok, MD, MPH, FACS

Title(s)Professor, Surgery - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno Street, #212
Fresno CA 93701
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    University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CABS1996Biochemistry
    University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CAMS1997Biochemistry
    Boston University, Boston, MAMPH1999Public Health
    Boston University, Boston, MAMS1999Medical Science
    Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MAMD2004Medicine
    Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Bronx, NYIntern2005General Surgery
    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CAResident2009General Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CAFellow2012Acute Care Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education2013Best Faculty Teacher Award
    UCSF Fresno - Department of Surgery2016Faculty of the Year Award

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    Amy Kwok, M.D., MPH, FACS
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Associate Program Director, UCSF Fresno General Surgery Residency
    Medical Program Director, UCSF Fresno Acute Care/Trauma Surgery PA Residency
    Specialty: General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery

    Amy Kwok, M.D., FACS, is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

    Amy M. Kwok, MD, MPH, FACS is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

    Dr. Kwok received both her masters degree in public health and her medical degree from Boston University, and completed her internship at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. Subsequently she graduated from the General Surgery Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kwok continued her Acute Care Surgery Fellowship with UCSF Fresno where she currently resides. She is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

    In her role as Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program she assists the Program Director in all administrative processes from recruitment, placement, indoctrination, education, evaluations, mentoring and regulatory compliance guidelines for all residents and fellows. Dr. Kwok also serves as the lead in the curriculum development for the Surgery Skills Lab Training for residents, which is a key development tool to enhancing basic suturing and knot tying skills, both in open and laparoscopic surgery, as well as refining endoscopic and competently advanced laparoscopic skills.

    Dr. Kwok joined the core faculty in the Department of Surgery in Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Community Regional Medical Center in 2012. In her role as teaching faculty her activities consist of quantifiable and didactic education mostly in the clinical setting where students are from a wide variety of educational levels, including medical students, residents, and fellows.

    She is member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society of California Medical Association and has been invited to present both nationally and regionally for her interests in trauma and critical care.

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    1. A Parallel Pandemic: Increased Firearm Injuries at Five Northern California Trauma Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interrupted Time-series Analysis. Ann Surg. 2022 05 01; 275(5):e725-e727. Matthay ZA, Callcut RA, Kwok AM, Aarabi S, Forrester JD, Kornblith LZ, Northern California Research Consortium for Trauma & Acute Care Sur. PMID: 34913894; PMCID: PMC9083313.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    2. Mortality in hypotensive trauma patients requiring laparotomy is related to degree of hypotension and provides evidence for focused interventions. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000723. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Jeffcoach DR, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Lilienstein JT, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM. PMID: 34222674; PMCID: PMC8212406.
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    3. Admission base deficit is superior to lactate in identifying shock and resuscitative needs in trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2020 12; 220(6):1480-1484. Davis JW, Sue LP, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Lilienstein JT, Bilello JF. PMID: 33046221.
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    4. Repeat computed tomography head scan is not indicated in trauma patients taking novel anticoagulation: A multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 08; 89(2):301-310. Cohan CM, Beattie G, Bowman JA, Galante JM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Kornblith LZ, Plevin R, Browder TD, Victorino GP. PMID: 32332255.
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    5. Intercostal Nerve Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine vs Epidural Analgesia for the Treatment of Traumatic Rib Fracture. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 07; 231(1):150-154. Sheets NW, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Pang AW, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Sue LP. PMID: 32081750.
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    6. Prospective evaluation of admission cortisol in trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020; 5(1):e000386. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kaups K. PMID: 32072017; PMCID: PMC6996787.
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    7. Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality. Am J Surg. 2020 07; 220(1):178-181. Higginson SM, Sheets NW, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Doggett RS, Gopal VC, Davis JW. PMID: 31623879.
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    8. The impact of obesity on severity of solid organ injury in the adult population at a Level I trauma center. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000318. Chen AK, Jeffcoach D, Stivers JC, McCullough KA, Dirks RC, Boehnke RJ, Sue L, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Davis JW. PMID: 31392278; PMCID: PMC6660801.
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    9. A predictive grading scale for acute cholecystitis. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000324. Siada S, Jeffcoach D, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Sue LP, Davis JW. PMID: 31392281; PMCID: PMC6660796.
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    10. The southwestern surgical congress multi-center trial on suspected common duct stones. Am J Surg. 2019 06; 217(6):1006-1009. Frazee R, Regner J, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Swope M, Burlew CC, Dissanaike S, Vangipurum D, Bruns B, O'Meara L, Stivers J, Kwok A, Grover BT, Kothari SN, Cibari C, Dunn J, McIntyre RC, Wright F, Scherer EP, Crane C, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Gordy S, Todd R. PMID: 30654919.
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    11. Leaders are Made, Not Born: A Leadership Development Curriculum for General Surgery Residents. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017; 225(4):154-155. Tejal Pandya, MD, Rachel Dirks, PhD, Amy Kwok, MD, FACS. View Publication.
    12. Time is now: venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in blunt splenic injury. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec; 212(6):1231-1236. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kaups KL. PMID: 27810135.
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    13. Post-extubation dysphagia in trauma patients: it's hard to swallow. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec; 206(6):924-7; discussion 927-8. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Sue LP, Kaups KL. PMID: 24119720.
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