Karen Trang, MD

Title(s)Fellow, Medicine
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    Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CAB.S.06/2014Biochemistry
    Stanford University, Stanford, CAM.D.07/2019Medicine
    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA07/2026General Surgery
    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA07/2026Clinical Informatics
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    American Association of University Women2014Gayle Uilkema Scholarship Recipient for Academic Excellence and Community Service
    Saint Mary's College of CA2014Linus Pauling Award Recipient for Outstanding Scholarship in Biochemistry
    Saint Mary's College of CA2014De La Salle Award Recipient for Highest Scholarship Record and General Excellence
    29th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society2017Young Investigator Award Finalist for Top Scoring Abstract

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    Karen Trang, M.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. She obtained her B.S. in Biochemistry at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, where she was the recipient of the De La Salle award, the highest academic honor award. Following her undergraduate education, she performed basic/translational research in HIV/Immunology in the McCune Lab at UCSF. She subsequently obtained her M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine where she performed clinical research in Vascular Surgery under the medical scholars fellowship.

    Dr. Trang has developed an interest in clinical informatics while undergoing her training at UCSF and is eager to work towards becoming a surgeon-informatician, as she concurrently completes the UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship.

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    1. The Impact of Using Electronic Consents on Documentation of Language-Concordant Surgical Consent for Patients with Limited English Proficiency. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2024 Mar 10. Trang K, Pierce L, Wick EC. PMID: 38565472.
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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. Reducing Carbon Footprint in Travel to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting: Striking a Balance Between Environmental Impact and Collaborative Opportunities. Dis Colon Rectum. 2024 Feb 01; 67(2):197-199. Trang K, Fung BSC, Lamb T, Moloo H, Wick EC. PMID: 37889946.
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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. Paging the Clinical Informatics Community: Respond STAT to Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization. Appl Clin Inform. 2023 01; 14(1):164-171. Arvisais-Anhalt S, Ravi A, Weia B, Aarts J, Ahmad HB, Araj E, Bauml JA, Benham-Hutchins M, Boyd AD, Brecht-Doscher A, Butler-Henderson K, Butte AJ, Cardilo AB, Chilukuri N, Cho MK, Cohen JK, Craven CK, Crusco S, Dadabhoy F, Dash D, DeBolt C, Elkin PL, Fayanju OA, Fochtmann LJ, Graham JV, Hanna JJ, Hersh W, Hofford MR, Hron JD, Huang SS, Jackson BR, Kaplan B, Kelly W, Ko K, Koppel R, Kurapati N, Labbad G, Lee JJ, Lehmann CU, Leitner S, Liao ZC, Medford RJ, Melnick ER, Muniyappa AN, Murray SG, Neinstein AB, Nichols-Johnson V, Novak LL, Ogan WS, Ozeran L, Pageler NM, Pandita D, Perumbeti A, Petersen C, Pierce L, Puttagunta R, Ramaswamy P, Rogers KM, Rosenbloom ST, Ryan A, Saleh S, Sarabu C, Schreiber R, Shaw KA, Sim I, Sirintrapun SJ, Solomonides A, Spector JD, Starren JB, Stoffel M, Subbian V, Swanson K, Tomes A, Trang K, Unertl KM, Weon JL, Whooley MA, Wiley K, Williamson DFK, Winkelstein P, Wong J, Xie J, Yarahuan JKW, Yung N, Zera C, Ratanawongsa N, Sadasivaiah S. PMID: 36535703; PMCID: PMC9977563.
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    6. Using Electronic Health Record Meta-Data to Identify Variation in Trainee Progress Note Writing Patterns: Opportunity to Enhance Systems-Based Care. J Surg Educ. 2022 Nov-Dec; 79(6):e257-e262. Trang K, Pierce L, Wick EC, Hirose K. PMID: 36096881.
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    7. Assessing the role of robotic proctectomy in obese patients: a contemporary NSQIP analysis. J Robot Surg. 2022 Dec; 16(6):1391-1399. Glencer AC, Lin JA, Trang K, Greenberg A, Kirkwood KS, Adam MA, Sarin A. PMID: 35147841; PMCID: PMC9365884.
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    8. A case of prenatally diagnosed prune belly syndrome variant and congenital pouch colon in the United States: A case report. Journal of Neonatal Surgery. 2021; 10:45. Mignote Yilma, Karen Trang, Marisa Schwab, Max Bowman, Mark Sugi, Jesse Courtier, Laurence S. Baskin, Doruk Ozgediz. View Publication.
    9. Getting started and sustaining change - Enhanced Recovery in Colorectal Surgery: What Works What Doesn't (Special Issue). Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2021; 32(3). Karen Trang MD, Elizabeth C. Wick MD. View Publication.
    10. MicroRNAs are Necessary for BMP-7-induced Dendritic Growth in Cultured Rat Sympathetic Neurons. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2019 Oct; 39(7):917-934. Pravoverov K, Whiting K, Thapa S, Bushong T, Trang K, Lein PJ, Chandrasekaran V. PMID: 31104181; PMCID: PMC6713596.
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    11. Smoking Cessation in Elective Surgery. Am Surg. 2019 Apr 01; 85(4):e193-e194. Trang K, Spain DA. PMID: 31043211.
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    12. Long-term outcomes after repair of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2018 11; 68(5):1360-1366. Chandra V, Trang K, Virgin-Downey W, Dalman RL, Mell MW. PMID: 29705087.
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    13. Video-Based Learning vs Traditional Lecture for Instructing Emergency Medicine Residents in Disaster Medicine Principles of Mass Triage, Decontamination, and Personal Protective Equipment. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018 Feb; 33(1):7-12. Curtis HA, Trang K, Chason KW, Biddinger PD. PMID: 29317001.
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    14. Management and outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms during the past 20 years. J Vasc Surg. 2017 12; 66(6):1679-1685. Chandra V, Trang K, Virgin-Downey W, Tran K, Harris EJ, Dalman RL, Lee JT, Mell MW. PMID: 28619644.
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    15. Relative mRNA Expression Levels of Restriction Factors and Antiviral Genes in Fetal and Adult Human Monocytes and Monocyte-Derived Macrophages. Viral Immunol. 2017 04; 30(3):142-148. Trang K, Raposo RA, Lowe MM, Krow-Lucal ER, Yonemoto W, Cabido VD, SenGupta D, McCune JM. PMID: 28151065; PMCID: PMC5393417.
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