Nancy Parks, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery - Fresno
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    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAB.A.1997Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAB.A.1997Spanish Language and Literature
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NEMD2004Medicine
    University of California San Francisco, Fresno, Fresno, CAResidency2009General Surgery
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Knoxville, TNFellowship2012Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Nancy Parks, M.D., FACS
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Associate Program Director, UCSF Fresno Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
    Specialty: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery

    Nancy Parks, MD, FACS, is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

    Dr. Parks received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her General Surgery Residency Program at UCSF Fresno. Subsequently, Dr. Parks completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

    Dr. Parks joined the core faculty in the Department of Surgery in General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center in 2014. In her role as faculty her clinical activities include attending on the Acute Care Surgery team, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team, and the Trauma ICU team. In addition to her clinical activities, her involvement as a teaching practitioner consist of clinical and didactic teaching involving medical students, general surgery residents and Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery fellows.

    In her role as the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships she not only mentors but helps design the curriculum for fellows, including conferences and clinical rotations.

    Dr. Parks has a particular interest in mentoring women residents and has co-coordinated the East Bay Women in Surgery Group. This group includes medical students, residents, and attendings from the East Bay. Her objective is to foster increased connections among women surgeons and also directly address and discuss issues pertinent to female medical students and residents planning their careers in surgery.

    Dr. Parks is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as a active member of numerous professional societies including the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, East Bay Surgical Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Association for Academic Surgery.

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    1. Pan computed tomography versus selective computed tomography in stable, young adults after blunt trauma with moderate mechanism: a cost-utility analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Oct; 77(4):527-33; discussion 533. Lee WS, Parks NA, Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Liu TH, Victorino GP. PMID: 25250590.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Routine prophylactic central neck dissection for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer is not cost-effective. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Nov; 81(5):754-61. Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Parks NA, Liu TH. PMID: 24862564.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Impact of location on outcome after penetrating colon injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1428-32; discussion 1433. Sharpe JP, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Zarzaur BL, Shahan CP, Parks NA, Fabian TC, Croce MA. PMID: 22914082.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Routine screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Aug; 13(4):223-7. Parks NA, Croce MA. PMID: 22913747.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    5. Use of the clinical pulmonary infection score to guide therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia risks antibiotic overexposure in patients with trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jul; 73(1):52-8; discussion 58-9. Parks NA, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Zarzaur BL, Schroeppel TJ, Swanson JM, Fabian TC, Croce MA. PMID: 22743372.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Adherence to a simplified management algorithm reduces morbidity and mortality after penetrating colon injuries: a 15-year experience. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr; 214(4):591-7; discussion 597-8. Sharpe JP, Magnotti LJ, Weinberg JA, Parks NA, Maish GO, Shahan CP, Fabian TC, Croce MA. PMID: 22321522.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Use of computed tomography in the emergency room to evaluate blunt cerebrovascular injury. Adv Surg. 2012; 46:205-17. Parks NA, Croce MA. PMID: 22873041.
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    8. Observation for nonoperative management of blunt liver injuries: how long is long enough? J Trauma. 2011 Mar; 70(3):626-9. Parks NA, Davis JW, Forman D, Lemaster D. PMID: 21610353.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Update on imaging for acute appendicitis. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb; 91(1):141-54. Parks NA, Schroeppel TJ. PMID: 21184905.
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    10. Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis with Clinically Evident Splenomegaly in an Immunocompetent Host, First Case Reported in the literature. Mcgill J Med. 2009 Nov 16; 12(2):14. Bird GR, Libke RD, Billelo JF, Parks NA, Pollard JS. PMID: 21264046; PMCID: PMC2997246.
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    11. Effects of collagen nerve guide on neuroma formation and neuropathic pain in a rat model. Am J Surg. 2007 Jan; 193(1):e1-6. Tyner TR, Parks N, Faria S, Simons M, Stapp B, Curtis B, Sian K, Yamaguchi KT. PMID: 17188077.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    12. Induction of regulatory T cells from mature T cells by allogeneic thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Transpl Int. 2006 May; 19(5):404-14. Sun Y, Ge BS, Kasai M, Diffendaffer C, Parks N, Li H, Peng J, Langnas AN, Zhao Y. PMID: 16623876.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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