Nichole Starr, MD, MPH

Title(s)Fellow, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #321
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-1239
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    UCSF , San Francisco, CAGeneral Surgery
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MAMD05/2015Medicine
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH05/2008Public Health
    University of Miami, Miami, FLBS05/2006Neuroscience
    University of Miami, Miami, FLBA05/2006Theatre Arts
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    Association of Women Surgeons2023Dr. Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award
    UCSF Department of Surgery2023Haile T. Debas Resident Teaching Award
    UCSF Department of Surgery2023Evan C. Werlin Lodestar Award
    UCSF Department of Surgery2023Medical Student Teaching Award
    UCSF 2022William B. Schecter Trauma Resident Award
    UCSF2019  - 2022Muriel Steele Society Influential Women in Surgery Honor Roll
    Surgical Infection Society2019Surgical Infections Society Best Oral Presentation, Second Place
    UCSF 2018Junior Resident Teaching Award
    UCSF 2017Department of Emergency Medicine Surgical Consultant of the Year
    Boston University School of Medicine2015The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award
    Boston University School of Medicine2015Dora Savenor Memorial Prize for Excellence in Surgery

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    Dr. Nichole Starr is a Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellow at UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a Clinical Advisor for Lifebox Foundation. She completed General Surgery resident at University of California, San Francisco in 2023, and was a Surgical Safety Fellow at Lifebox Foundation from 2018-2021 and the Senior Fellow at Lifebox Foundation in 2020-2021. She was an NIH Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholar from 2020-2021. Her areas of interest are in academic global surgery, surgical quality improvement and infection prevention, and strengthening trauma care systems in resource limited environments, as well as trauma induced coagulopathy and platelet function in injured patients. Dr. Starr served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 2007 - 2009, and has worked in Ethiopia, Brazil and Liberia on health services research including improving surgical safety, quality of surgical and trauma care, and creating tools and technologies for safeguarding surgical providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Global Health Equity Scholars Program - D43 Fogarty Training
    NIH D43TW010540Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Research Training in Gastrointestinal Surgery
    NIH T32DK007573Jul 1, 1988 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Scalability and Sustainability of a Surgical Infection Prevention Program in Low-Income Environments. JAMA Surg. 2023 Nov 29. Starr N, Gebeyehu N, Nofal MR, Forrester JA, Tesfaye A, Mammo TN, Weiser TG, and Lifebox Clean Cut Collaborative, Amdie DA, Abreha M, Alemu M, Ally S, Abdukadir AA, Assefa G, Bedore Y, Bekele A, Berhanu M, Alemu SB, Chimdesa Z, Derbew M, Fast C, Fernandez K, Kahsay S, Kassahun A, Kebede H, Kitesa G, Koritsanszky L, Lima B, Mellese B, Mengistu M, Negash S, Tara M, Taye S, Torgeson K, Tsehaye M, Tiruneh A, Stave K. PMID: 38019510; PMCID: PMC10687710.
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    2. Feasibility of Gastrografin Use for Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction in Low-Income Countries. J Surg Res. 2024 01; 293:239-247. Starr N, Tadesse M, Igwebuike C, Sherefa K, Genetu A, Aregawi Y, Zewdu E, Tamirat D, Desalegn M, Getahun B, Harris H, Zemenfes D. PMID: 37802018.
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    3. Correction: Academic global surgical competencies: A modified Delphi consensus study. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(9):e0002414. Pawlak N, Dart C, Aguilar HS, Ameh E, Bekele A, Jimenez MF, Lakhoo K, Ozgediz D, Roy N, Terfera G, Ademuyiwa AO, Alayande BT, Alonso N, Anderson GA, Anyanwu SNC, Aregawi AB, Bandyopadhyay S, Banu T, Bedada AG, Belachew AG, Botelho F, Bua E, Campos LN, Dodgion C, Drejza M, Durieux ME, Dutta R, Erdene S, Vaz Ferreira R, Gathuya Z, Ghosh D, Jawa RS, Johnson WD, Khan FA, Navas Leon FJ, Long KL, Macleod JBA, Mahajan A, Maine RG, Malolos GZC, McClain CD, Nabukenya MT, Nthumba PM, Nwomeh BC, Ojuka DK, Penny N, Quiodettis MA, Rickard J, Roa L, Salgado LS, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide JO, Smith M, Starr N, Stewart RJ, Tarpley JL, Trostchansky JL, Trostchansky I, Weiser TG, Wobenjo A, Wollner E, Jayaraman S. PMID: 37708095; PMCID: PMC10501557.
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    4. Academic global surgical competencies: A modified Delphi consensus study. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(7):e0002102. Pawlak N, Dart C, Aguilar HS, Ameh E, Bekele A, Jimenez MF, Lakhoo K, Ozgediz D, Roy N, Terfera G, Ademuyiwa AO, Alayande BT, Alonso N, Anderson GA, Anyanwu SNC, Aregawi AB, Bandyopadhyay S, Banu T, Bedada AG, Belachew AG, Botelho F, Bua E, Campos LN, Dodgion C, Drejza M, Durieux ME, Dutta R, Erdene S, Ferreira RV, Gathuya Z, Ghosh D, Jawa RS, Johnson WD, Khan FA, Leon FJN, Long KL, Macleod JBA, Mahajan A, Maine RG, Malolos GZC, McClain CD, Nabukenya MT, Nthumba PM, Nwomeh BC, Ojuka DK, Penny N, Quiodettis MA, Rickard J, Roa L, Salgado LS, Samad L, Seyi-Olajide JO, Smith M, Starr N, Stewart RJ, Tarpley JL, Trostchansky JL, Trostchansky I, Weiser TG, Wobenjo A, Wollner E, Jayaraman S. PMID: 37450426; PMCID: PMC10348592.
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    5. Correction: Exploring the Use of a Fit-for-Purpose Surgical Headlight in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mixed Methods Study. World J Surg. 2023 Jul; 47(7):1647. Hussien M, Capo-Chichi N, Starr N, Johansen E, Negash S, Utam T, Negussie T, Fernandez K, Weiser TG. PMID: 37002484.
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    6. Exploring the Use of a Fit-for-Purpose Surgical Headlight in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mixed Methods Study. World J Surg. 2023 07; 47(7):1633-1646. Hussien M, Capo-Chichi N, Starr N, Johansen E, Negash S, Utam T, Negussie T, Fernandez K, Weiser TG. PMID: 36864223.
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    7. Bridging the know-do gap in low-income surgical environments: Creating contextually appropriate training videos to promote safer surgery in Ethiopia. Surg Open Sci. 2023 Jan; 11:40-44. Hawkins J, Rangel UJS, Tesfaye A, Gebeyehu N, Weiser TG, Bitew S, Mammo TN, Starr N. PMID: 36466047; PMCID: PMC9709099.
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    8. Evaluation of an adaptive, multimodal intervention to reduce postoperative infections following cesarean delivery in Ethiopia: study protocol of the CLEAN-CS cluster-randomized stepped wedge interventional trial. Trials. 2022 Aug 19; 23(1):692. Mammo TN, Feyssa MD, Haile ST, Fikre T, Shiferaw MA, Woldeamanuel H, Temesgen F, Gebeyehu N, Starr N, Fernandez K, Henrich N, Alemu SB, Miller K, Weiser TG. PMID: 35986400; PMCID: PMC9389504.
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    9. Perioperative provider safety in the pandemic: Development, implementation and evaluation of an adjunct COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2022 Nov; 50(6):457-467. Starr NE, Moore JN, Shreckengost CSH, Fernandez K, Ambulkar RP, Capo-Chichi N, Varallo JE, Ademuyiwa AO, Krouch S, Rana PS, Ingabire JA, Weiser TG, Mammo TN, Evans FM. PMID: 35765829; PMCID: PMC9597157.
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    10. Perioperative health care provider safety and resource availability during the COVID-19 pandemic in India and other low middle-income countries. Indian J Anaesth. 2022 Mar; 66(3):220-223. Ambulkar R, Rana PS, Starr N, Moore J. PMID: 35497691; PMCID: PMC9053890.
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    11. Clean and Confident: Impact of Sterile Instrument Processing Workshops on Knowledge and Confidence in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2022 Mar; 23(2):183-190. Harrell Shreckengost CS, Starr N, Negussie Mammo T, Gebeyehu N, Tesfaye Y, Belayneh K, Tara M, Lima I, Jenkin K, Fast C, Weiser TG. PMID: 35076317.
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    12. Operating room efficiency in a low resource setting: a pilot study from a large tertiary referral center in Ethiopia. Patient Saf Surg. 2022 Jan 07; 16(1):3. Negash S, Anberber E, Ayele B, Ashebir Z, Abate A, Bitew S, Derbew M, Weiser TG, Starr N, Mammo TN. PMID: 34996487; PMCID: PMC8742370.
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    13. Sustainability of a Surgical Quality Improvement Program at Hospitals in Ethiopia. JAMA Surg. 2022 01 01; 157(1):68-70. Starr N, Nofal MR, Gebeyehu N, Forrester JA, Derbew M, Weiser TG, Mammo TN. PMID: 34730799; PMCID: PMC8567184.
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    14. Comment on "COVID-19 Preparedness Within the Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthetic Ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa". Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e779-e780. Starr N, Weiser TG. PMID: 32433299; PMCID: PMC7268881.
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    15. Perioperative Provider Safety in Low- and Middle-income Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Renewed Investments in Resources and Training. Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e525-e627. Starr N, Capo-Chichi N, Moore J, Shreckengost CH, Fernandez K, Ambulkar R, Varallo JE, Ademuyiwa AO, Krouch S, Rana PS, Ingabire JA, Weiser TG, Mammo TN, Evans FM. PMID: 34225300.
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    16. Academic Global Surgery Curricula: Current Status and a Call for a More Equitable Approach. J Surg Res. 2021 11; 267:732-744. Jayaram A, Pawlak N, Kahanu A, Fallah P, Chung H, Valencia-Rojas N, Rodas EB, Abbaslou A, Alseidi A, Ameh EA, Bekele A, Casey K, Chu K, Dempsey R, Dodgion C, Jawa R, Jimenez MF, Johnson W, Krishnaswami S, Kwakye G, Lane R, Lakhoo K, Long K, Madani K, Nwariaku F, Nwomeh B, Price R, Roser S, Rees AB, Roy N, Ruzgar NM, Sacoto H, Sifri Z, Starr N, Swaroop M, Tarpley M, Tarpley J, Terfera G, Weiser T, Lipnick M, Nabukenya M, Ozgediz D, Jayaraman S. PMID: 34905823.
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    17. Author response to: Clean Cut (adaptive, multimodal surgical infection prevention programme) for low-resource settings: a prospective quality improvement study. Br J Surg. 2021 04 05; 108(3):e144. Forrester JA, Starr N, Gebeyehu N, Negussie T, Weiser TG. PMID: 33724345; PMCID: PMC10576410.
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    18. Early Outcome of Laparotomy Wounds in Pediatric Patients in TASH, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Six-Months Prospective Study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2021 Jan; 31(1):111-118. Temesgen F, Gosaye A, Starr N, Kiflu W, Getachew H, Dejene B, Tadesse A, Derbew M, Negussie T. PMID: 34158758; PMCID: PMC8188093.
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    19. Clean Cut (adaptive, multimodal surgical infection prevention programme) for low-resource settings: a prospective quality improvement study. Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 21. Forrester JA, Starr N, Negussie T, Schaps D, Adem M, Alemu S, Amenu D, Gebeyehu N, Habteyohannes T, Jiru F, Tesfaye A, Wayessa E, Chen R, Trickey A, Bitew S, Bekele A, Weiser TG. PMID: 32956502.
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    20. Construction and validation of UV-C decontamination cabinets for filtering facepiece respirators. Appl Opt. 2020 Sep 01; 59(25):7585-7595. Purschke M, Elsamaloty M, Wilde JP, Starr N, Anderson RR, Farinelli WA, Sakamoto FH, Tung M, Tam J, Hesselink L, Baer TM. PMID: 32902458.
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    21. Pulse oximetry in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 09; 8(9):e1121-e1122. Starr N, Rebollo D, Asemu YM, Akalu L, Mohammed HA, Menchamo MW, Melese E, Bitew S, Wilson I, Tadesse M, Weiser TG. PMID: 32628910; PMCID: PMC7333981.
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    22. COVID-19 Preparedness Within the Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthetic Ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ann Surg. 2020 07; 272(1):e9-e13. Ademuyiwa AO, Bekele A, Berhea AB, Borgstein E, Capo-Chichi N, Derbew M, Evans FM, Feyssa MD, Galukande M, Gawande AA, Gueye SM, Harrison E, Jani P, Kaseje N, Litswa L, Mammo TN, Mellin-Olsen J, Muguti G, Nabukenya MT, Ngoga E, Ntirenganya F, Rulisa S, Starr N, Tabiri S, Tadesse M, Walker I, Weiser TG, Wren SM. PMID: 32301806; PMCID: PMC7188046.
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    23. Identification of injury and shock driven effects on ex vivo platelet aggregometry: A cautionary tale of phenotyping. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):20-28. Starr NE, Matthay ZA, Fields AT, Nunez-Garcia B, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ, Kornblith LZ. PMID: 32218020; PMCID: PMC7386285.
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    24. The Lifebox Surgical Headlight Project: engineering, testing, and field assessment in a resource-constrained setting. Br J Surg. 2020 12; 107(13):1751-1761. Starr N, Panda N, Johansen EW, Forrester JA, Wayessa E, Rebollo D, August A, Fernandez K, Bitew S, Mammo TN, Weiser TG. PMID: 32592513; PMCID: PMC7938832.
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    25. Value and Feasibility of Telephone Follow-Up in Ethiopian Surgical Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 Aug; 21(6):533-539. Starr N, Gebeyehu N, Tesfaye A, Forrester JA, Bekele A, Bitew S, Wayessa E, Weiser TG, Negussie T. PMID: 32301651; PMCID: PMC7398427.
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    26. Diagnosis and management of surgical disease at Ethiopian health centres: cross-sectional survey of resources and barriers to care. BMJ Open. 2019 10 28; 9(10):e031525. Starr N, Carpenter S, Carvalho M, Souza A, Chin R, Kasotakis G, Worku M. PMID: 31662390; PMCID: PMC6830645.
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    27. Qualitative outcomes of Clean Cut: implementation lessons from reducing surgical infections in Ethiopia. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Aug 17; 19(1):579. Mattingly AS, Starr N, Bitew S, Forrester JA, Negussie T, Bereknyei Merrell S, Weiser TG. PMID: 31419972; PMCID: PMC6698005.
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    28. Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy formation following left-sided colorectal resection. BJS Open. 2019 Jun; 3(3):403-414. GlobalSurg Collaborative. PMID: 31891112; PMCID: PMC6921967.
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    29. Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019 Jan; 106(2):e103-e112. GlobalSurg Collaborative. PMID: 30620059; PMCID: PMC6492154.
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    30. Platelet transfusion increases risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome in non-massively transfused blunt trauma patients. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019 Aug; 45(4):671-679. Kasotakis G, Starr N, Nelson E, Sarkar B, Burke PA, Remick DG, Tompkins RG, Inflammation and Host Response to Injury Investigators. PMID: 29627883.
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    31. Laparoscopy in management of appendicitis in high-, middle-, and low-income countries: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study. Surg Endosc. 2018 08; 32(8):3450-3466. GlobalSurg Collaborative. PMID: 29623470; PMCID: PMC6061087.
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    32. Provision of surgical care in Ethiopia: Challenges and solutions. Glob Public Health. 2018 11; 13(11):1691-1701. Kelly CM, Starr N, Raykar NP, Yorlets RR, Liu C, Derbew M. PMID: 29448900.
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    33. Socially Responsible Surgery: Building Recognition and Coalition. Front Surg. 2017; 4:11. Robinson TD, Oliveira TM, Timmes TR, Mills JM, Starr N, Fleming M, Janeway M, Haddad D, Sidhwa F, Macht RD, Kauffman DF, Dechert TA. PMID: 28424776; PMCID: PMC5380666.
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    34. Determinants of morbidity and mortality following emergency abdominal surgery in children in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(4):e000091. GlobalSurg Collaborative . PMID: 28588977; PMCID: PMC5321375.
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