Elizabeth Wick, MD

Colorectal surgeon


Center for Colorectal Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3606
Fax: (415) 885-7678

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Board Certification

Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Elizabeth Wick


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2000


UCSF Medical Center 2007


Cleveland Clinic 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Leeds IL, Alimi Y, Hobson DR, Efron JE, Wick EC, Haut ER, Johnston FM. Racial and Socioeconomic Differences Manifest in Process Measure Adherence for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Oct; 60(10):1092-1101.
  2. Lippitt MH, Fairbairn MG, Matsuno R, Stone RL, Tanner EJ, Wick EC, Angarita AC, Roche KL, Levinson KL, Bergstrom JE, Sinno AK, Curless MS, Wethington S, Temkin SM, Efron J, Hobson D, Fader AN. Outcomes Associated With a Five-Point Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle in Women Undergoing Surgery for Ovarian Cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 130(4):756-764.
  3. Leeds IL, Canner JK, Efron JE, Ahuja N, Haut ER, Wick EC, Johnston FM. The independent effect of cancer on outcomes: a potential limitation of surgical risk prediction. J Surg Res. 2017 Sep 15.
  4. Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, Mayer-Blackwell B, Cooper M, Daniel M, Wick EC, Saini V, Brownlee S, Makary MA. Overtreatment in the United States. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0181970.
  5. Sarin A, Chen LL, Wick EC. Enhanced recovery after surgery-Preoperative fasting and glucose loading-A review. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug 28.
  6. Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko CY, Wick EC. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Colorectal Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Oct; 225(4):548-557.e3.
  7. Grant MC, Sommer PM, He C, Li S, Page AJ, Stone AB, Hobson D, Wick E, Wu CL. Preserved Analgesia With Reduction in Opioids Through the Use of an Acute Pain Protocol in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Open Hepatectomy. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jul/Aug; 42(4):451-457.
  8. Wick EC, Grant MC, Wu CL. Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia Pain Management With Nonopioid Analgesics and Techniques: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 152(7):691-697.
  9. Hicks CW, Liu J, Yang WW, DiBrito SR, Johnson DJ, Brito A, Higgins RSD, Frank SM, Wick EC. A comprehensive Choosing Wisely quality improvement initiative reduces unnecessary transfusions in an Academic Department of Surgery. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct; 214(4):571-576.
  10. Cai JX, Barrow J, Parian A, Brant SR, Dudley-Brown S, Efron J, Fang S, Gearhart S, Marohn M, Safar B, Truta B, Wick E, Lazarev M. Routine Pouchoscopy Prior to Ileostomy Takedown May Not Be Necessary in Patients with Chronic Ulcerative Colitis. Dig Dis. 2017 Jun 09.
  11. Leeds IL, Fabrizio A, Cosgrove SE, Wick EC. Treating Wisely: The Surgeon's Role in Antibiotic Stewardship. Ann Surg. 2017 May; 265(5):871-873.
  12. Fabrizio AC, Grant MC, Siddiqui Z, Alimi Y, Gearhart SL, Wu C, Efron JE, Wick EC. Is enhanced recovery enough for reducing 30-d readmissions after surgery? J Surg Res. 2017 Sep; 217:45-53.
  13. Stone AB, Grant MC, Lau BD, Hobson DB, Streiff MB, Haut ER, Wu CL, Wick EC. Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia and Prophylactic Three Times Daily Unfractionated Heparin Within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Mar/Apr; 42(2):197-203.
  14. Grant MC, Yang D, Wu CL, Makary MA, Wick EC. Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Fast Track Surgery Pathways on Healthcare-associated Infections: Results From a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan; 265(1):68-79.
  15. Wick EC, Pronovost PJ, Fader AN. Trans-surgical Disciplines Collaboration Is an Effective Strategy for Expediting Quality Improvement. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):915-916.
  16. Grant MC, Betz M, Hulse M, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Hobson D, Wick E, Wu CL. The Effect of Preoperative Pregabalin on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2016 Nov; 123(5):1100-1107.
  17. Stone AB, Wu CL, Wick EC, Hobson DB, Grant MC. Enhanced Recovery Programs Increase Thoracic Epidural Opportunities for Trainees. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Nov/Dec; 41(6):793-794.
  18. Stone AB, Leeds IL, Efron J, Wick EC. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathways and Resident Physicians: Barrier or Opportunity? Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Oct; 59(10):1000-1.
  19. Addae JK, Gani F, Fang SY, Wick EC, Althumairi AA, Efron JE, Canner JK, Euhus DM, Schneider EB. A comparison of trends in operative approach and postoperative outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery. J Surg Res. 2017 Feb; 208:111-120.
  20. Leeds IL, Boss EF, George JA, Strockbine V, Wick EC, Jelin EB. Preparing enhanced recovery after surgery for implementation in pediatric populations. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Dec; 51(12):2126-2129.

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