UCSF East Bay Surgery Program »  Kathryn H. Chomsky-Higgins, MD, MS

Kathryn H. Chomsky-Higgins, MD, MS

UCSF East Bay General Surgery Resident
UCSF Endocrine Surgery Research Fellow

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  • Duke University, B.A., Linguistics and Russian, 2002
  • UCSF, M.S., Global Health Sciences, 2012
  • UCSF School of Medicine, M.D., 2013
  • UCSF East Bay General Surgery, 2013-Present
  • UCSF Endocrine Surgery Research
  • UCSF Endocrine Surgery
  • Burden of Surgical Disease
  • Surgical Infrastructure
  • Endocrine Surgical Disease
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Surgical Health Systems Strengthening
  • Spanish

Kate Chomsky-Higgins is a Resident Surgeon in the UCSF East Bay General Surgery Program. She earned her BA from Duke University in 2002, and worked in wilderness therapy and social services before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. She graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine and has a Masters' Degree in Global Health Sciences from UCSF.

Kate is currently working with the UCSF Endocrine Surgery Department on a number of clinical research topics including postoperative pain management and opiate use reduction, management of adrenal masses incidentally discovered on cross-sectional imaging, and characterization of the burden of endocrine surgical disease in Cameroon. The latter project is in collaboration with the Center for Global Surgical Studies.

  1. Podium Presentation (scheduled): Less is more: cost-effectiveness analysis of surveillance strategies for small, nonfunctional, radiographically benign adrenal incidentalomas. American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017
  2. Poster: Neglected Stepchild No Longer: Advocacy for Surgery on the Global Health Agenda. University of California Global Health Day 2013
  3. Poster: The Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment in Zambia: a comparison of two regions. UCSF Medical Student Research Poster Symposium 2009
  4. Poster: Analysis of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Number and Function in Osteoblast-Specific Hif1a and VHL Knock- Out Mice. Harvard Stem Cell Institute Conference 2008
  1. Kathryn H. Chomsky-Higgins and Richard A. Gosselin. Beyond the Disability-Adjusted Life Year: Trauma Burden and the Socioeconomic Impact of Disability. Ramazzotti, Arthur. Developing Countries: Political, Economic and Social Issues, 2013

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