Critical care specialist
Runner, hiker and devoted mom of three
In research, Bongiovanni studies pain control in the postoperative period, focusing especially on older adults. She also conducts health services research with the aim of improving quality and access to care for vulnerable populations. Her primary research goals are developing patient-centered care and improving outcomes for surgical patients.
Bongiovanni earned her medical degree at UCSF, a master of public policy degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a master of health science degree at Yale School of Medicine. At UCSF, she completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma surgery.
For celebrating and promoting diversity at UCSF, Bongiovanni was named a John A. Watson Faculty Scholar. As an officer of the Native American Health Alliance, she works to elevate issues related to Native American health care and representation at UCSF.
UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2010
UCSF, General Surgery, 2017
UCSF, Surgical Critical Care, 2018