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Amy Kwok, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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 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. Cohan CM, Beattie G, Bowman JA, Galante JM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Kornblith LZ, Plevin R, Browder T, Victorino GP. Repeat CT Head Scan is Not Indicated in Trauma Patients Taking Novel Anticoagulation: A Multi-Center Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32332255.
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    2. Sheets NW, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Pang AW, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Sue LP. Intercostal Nerve Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine vs Epidural Analgesia for the Treatment of Traumatic Rib Fractures. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32081750.
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    3. Higginson SM, Sheets NW, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Doggett RS, Gopal VC, Davis JW. Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep 28. PMID: 31623879.
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    4. Siada S, Jeffcoach D, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Sue LP, Davis JW. A predictive grading scale for acute cholecystitis. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000324. PMID: 31392281.
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    5. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kaups KL. Time is now: venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in blunt splenic injury. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec; 212(6):1231-1236. PMID: 27810135.
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    6. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Post-extubation dysphagia in trauma patients: it's hard to swallow. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec; 206(6):924-7; discussion 927-8. PMID: 24119720.
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