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Rochelle Dicker, MD

Rochelle Dicker, MD

Founding Director, San Francisco Wraparound Project
Founding Director, Center for Global Surgical Studies

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  • UC San Diego, B.A., Physiology, 1991
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine, M.D., 1995
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery, 1995-1997
  • University of Vermont, Surgery, 1997-2000
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Fellow, Critical Care, 2000-2001
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Fellow, Trauma, 2001-2002
  • California Wellness Foundation, Fellow, Violence Prevention,  2001-2003
  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Injury prevention
  • Mental illness as risk factor in unintentional injury
  • Trauma resuscitation
  • Ultrasound in trauma diagnostics
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Violence Prevention

Dr. Rochelle A. Dicker obtained a Bachelor of Arts from UC San Diego and subsequently obtained her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, graduating with honors.  She then completed a General Surgery residency and finally a Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco. 

During her Fellowship training, she was educated in the public health model of injury prevention and is now actively involved as the Director of the San Francisco Injury Center.  Her special interests within the field of trauma include Violence Prevention for which she has been granted money from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the City of San Francisco.  In addition, she is interested in development of systems for mass casualty and trauma in the developing world.

  • Surveillance for Violent Injury Recidivism.
  • Development and implementation of the Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention by linking the Trauma Center to the Community.
  • Study of the predictive value of dead space ventilation in the surgical population with ARDS.
  • Development and analysis of a pilot Public Health approach to Senior Fall Prevention.
  • Ongoing review of treatment of Pelvic Fracture Hemorrhage.
  • Comparison of Effective Work of Breathing Among Modes of Ventilation in the Surgical ICU Patient.
  • Co-Investigator and SFGH Site Director for the NIH-sponsored ARDS Net investigations.
  • Characterization of ARDS in the Trauma Patient Co-investigator for Army-granted Trauma non-technical skills project: Validation of Human Patient Simulators for Trauma Training.
  • Study looking at the Public Health Model as a technique in reducing the recidivism rate of interpersonal violence. This project is funded in part by a scholarship from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and in part by the City of San Francisco. Funding allows for employment of two community-based Case Managers. 
  • Launching a surveillance program to create a risk assessment model in unintentional injury in the mentally ill.
Most recent publications from a total of 49
  1. Chichom-Mefire A, Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Siysi VV, Feldhaus I, Dicker R, Juillard C. Key findings from a prospective trauma registry at a regional hospital in Southwest Cameroon. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180784. View in PubMed
  2. Kramer EJ, Dodington J, Hunt A, Henderson T, Nwabuo A, Dicker R, Juillard C. Violent reinjury risk assessment instrument (VRRAI) for hospital-based violence intervention programs. J Surg Res. 2017 May 11. View in PubMed
  3. Laytin AD, Dicker RA, Gerdin M, Roy N, Sarang B, Kumar V, Juillard C. Comparing traditional and novel injury scoring systems in a US level-I trauma center: an opportunity for improved injury surveillance in low- and middle-income countries. J Surg Res. 2017 Jul; 215:60-66. View in PubMed
  4. Kisitu DK, Eyler LE, Kajja I, Waiswa G, Beyeza T, Ragland DR, Feldhaus I, Juillard C, Dicker RA. The role of Ugandan District Hospital orthopedic units in the care of vulnerable road users: a cross-sectional study. Inj Epidemiol. 2016 Dec; 3(1):27. View in PubMed
  5. Juillard C, Cooperman L, Allen I, Pirracchio R, Henderson T, Marquez R, Orellana J, Texada M, Dicker RA. A decade of hospital-based violence intervention: Benefits and shortcomings. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec; 81(6):1156-1161. View in PubMed
  6. Derbew M, Laytin AD, Dicker RA. The surgical workforce shortage and successes in retaining surgical trainees in Ethiopia: a professional survey. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(Suppl 1):29. View in PubMed
  7. Campion EM, Juillard C, Knudson MM, Dicker R, Cohen MJ, Mackersie R, Campbell AR, Callcut RA. Reconsidering the Resources Needed for Multiple Casualty Events: Lessons Learned From the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jun 1; 151(6):512-7. View in PubMed
  8. Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Ajiko MM, Kirya F, Epodoi J, Kabagenyi F, Batibwe E, Feldhaus I, Juillard C, Dicker R. Barriers and facilitators of surgical care in rural Uganda: a mixed methods study. J Surg Res. 2016 Jul; 204(1):242-50. View in PubMed
  9. Ajiko MM, Davé D, Feldhaus I, Smith RN, Juillard C, Dicker RA. Patterns of surgical presentation at an African regional referral hospital: surveillance as a step towards improving access to care. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Feb 11. View in PubMed
  10. Kisitu DK, Eyler LE, Kajja I, Waiswa G, Beyeza T, Feldhaus I, Juillard C, Dicker RA. A pilot orthopedic trauma registry in Ugandan district hospitals. J Surg Res. 2016 May 15; 202(2):481-8. View in PubMed
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