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Rochelle Dicker, MD
M_Surgery
Associate Prof In Residence

1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 1
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dr. Rochelle Dicker is a Trauma Surgeon and Critical Care Intensivist. Her academic interest focuses on injury prevention. Dr. Dicker is Director of the Wraparound Project, a hospital-based violence prevention program that has been replicated in other trauma centers. Her publications reflect the positive effects of this program which aims to reduce violent injury recidivism. In addition, Dr. Dicker works with the San Francisco Depart meant of Public Health to address pedestrian and bicycle injury within a framework of the public health model. Dr. Dicker's focus is on populations most vulnerable to particular forms of injury.
Her work with vulnerable populations start locally and span globally where the burden of injury in low and middle income countries is growing. She contributes to efforts in trauma surveillance and workforce development overseas.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
California Wellness Foundation Fellowship in Violence Prevention 2003
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Fellowship in Trauma Department of Surgery 2002
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Fellowship in Critical Care Department of Surgery 2001
University of Vermont M.D. College of Medicine 1995
University of California, San Diego B.A. Physiology 1991

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Recent Articles (50)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laytin AD, Kumar V, Juillard CJ, Sarang B, Lashoher A, Roy N, Dicker RA. Choice of injury scoring system in low- and middle-income countries: Lessons from Mumbai. Injury. 2015 Dec; 46(12):2491-7.

Juillard C, Smith R, Anaya N, Garcia A, Kahn JG, Dicker RA. Saving lives and saving money: hospital-based violence intervention is cost-effective. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb; 78(2):252-7; discussion 257-8.

Beard JH, Oresanya LB, Akoko L, Mwanga A, Mkony CA, Dicker RA. Surgical task-shifting in a low-resource setting: outcomes after major surgery performed by nonphysician clinicians in Tanzania. World J Surg. 2014 Jun; 38(6):1398-404.

Beard JH, Oresanya LB, Akoko L, Mwanga A, Dicker RA, Harris HW. An estimation of inguinal hernia epidemiology adjusted for population age structure in Tanzania. Hernia. 2014 Apr; 18(2):289-95.

Smith R, Evans A, Adams C, Cocanour C, Dicker R. Passing the torch: evaluating exportability of a violence intervention program. Am J Surg. 2013 Aug; 206(2):223-8.

Purtle J, Dicker R, Cooper C, Corbin T, Greene MB, Marks A, Creaser D, Topp D, Moreland D. Hospital-based violence intervention programs save lives and money. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Aug; 75(2):331-3.

Smith R, Dobbins S, Evans A, Balhotra K, Dicker RA. Hospital-based violence intervention: risk reduction resources that are essential for success. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Apr; 74(4):976-80; discussion 980-2.

Privette AR, Dicker RA. Recognition of hypovolemic shock: using base deficit to think outside of the ATLS box. Crit Care. 2013; 17(2):124.

Beard JH, Oresanya LB, Ohene-Yeboah M, Dicker RA, Harris HW. Characterizing the global burden of surgical disease: a method to estimate inguinal hernia epidemiology in Ghana. World J Surg. 2013 Mar; 37(3):498-503.

Lopez DS, Sunjaya DB, Chan S, Dobbins S, Dicker RA. Using trauma center data to identify missed bicycle injuries and their associated costs. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1602-6.

Dicker RA, Mah J, Lopez D, Tran C, Reidy R, Moore M, Kreniske P, Crane I, Knudson MM, Li M, Menza R, Shuway M, Alvidrez J. Screening for mental illness in a trauma center: rooting out a risk factor for unintentional injury. J Trauma. 2011 Jun; 70(6):1337-44.

Dicker RA, Lopez DS, Pepper MB, Crane I, Max W. Cost-driven injury prevention: creating an innovative plan to save lives with limited resources. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4):985-90.

Jayaraman S, Ozgediz D, Miyamoto J, Caldwell N, Lipnick MS, Mijumbi C, Mabweijano J, Hsia R, Dicker R. Disparities in injury mortality between Uganda and the United States: comparative analysis of a neglected disease. World J Surg. 2011 Mar; 35(3):505-11.

Moore EE, Knudson MM, Burlew CC, Inaba K, Dicker RA, Biffl WL, Malhotra AK, Schreiber MA, Browder TD, Coimbra R, Gonzalez EA, Meredith JW, Livingston DH, Kaups KL. Defining the limits of resuscitative emergency department thoracotomy: a contemporary Western Trauma Association perspective. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):334-9.

Brown LM, Kallet RH, Matthay MA, Dicker RA. The influence of race on the development of acute lung injury in trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2011 Apr; 201(4):486-91.

Jayaraman S, Mabweijano JR, Lipnick MS, Caldwell N, Miyamoto J, Wangoda R, Mijumbi C, Hsia R, Dicker R, Ozgediz D. Current patterns of prehospital trauma care in Kampala, Uganda and the feasibility of a lay-first-responder training program. World J Surg. 2009 Dec; 33(12):2512-21.

Dicker RA, Jaeger S, Knudson MM, Mackersie RC, Morabito DJ, Antezana J, Texada M. Where do we go from here? Interim analysis to forge ahead in violence prevention. J Trauma. 2009 Dec; 67(6):1169-75.

Jayaraman S, Mabweijano JR, Lipnick MS, Caldwell N, Miyamoto J, Wangoda R, Mijumbi C, Hsia R, Dicker R, Ozgediz D. First things first: effectiveness and scalability of a basic prehospital trauma care program for lay first-responders in Kampala, Uganda. PLoS One. 2009; 4(9):e6955.

Biffl WL, Kaups KL, Cothren CC, Brasel KJ, Dicker RA, Bullard MK, Haan JM, Jurkovich GJ, Harrison P, Moore FO, Schreiber M, Knudson MM, Moore EE. Management of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a Western Trauma Association multicenter trial. J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5):1294-301.

Cunningham R, Knox L, Fein J, Harrison S, Frisch K, Walton M, Dicker R, Calhoun D, Becker M, Hargarten SW. Before and after the trauma bay: the prevention of violent injury among youth. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 53(4):490-500.

Knudson MM, Khaw L, Bullard MK, Dicker R, Cohen MJ, Staudenmayer K, Sadjadi J, Howard S, Gaba D, Krummel T. Trauma training in simulation: translating skills from SIM time to real time. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):255-63; discussion 263-4.

Mackersie RC, Dicker RA. Pitfalls in the evaluation and management of the trauma patient. Curr Probl Surg. 2007 Dec; 44(12):778-833.

Mackersie RC, Dicker RA. In brief. Management of the trauma patient. Curr Probl Surg. 2007 Dec; 44(12):772-6.

Kallet RH, Hemphill JC, Dicker RA, Alonso JA, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC, Katz JA. The spontaneous breathing pattern and work of breathing of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury. Respir Care. 2007 Aug; 52(8):989-95.

Shandro JR, Spain DA, Dicker RA. Recruitment strategies for a fall prevention program: if we build it, will they really come? J Trauma. 2007 Jul; 63(1):142-6.

Ozgediz D, Adams JE, Dicker RA. Trauma on trauma. Lessons from the tsunami and civil conflict in Sri Lanka. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2007; 70(1):28-33.

Wan JJ, Morabito DJ, Khaw L, Knudson MM, Dicker RA. Mental illness as an independent risk factor for unintentional injury and injury recidivism. J Trauma. 2006 Dec; 61(6):1299-304.

Lebl DR, Dicker RA, Spain DA, Brundage SI. Dramatic shift in the primary management of traumatic thoracic aortic rupture. Arch Surg. 2006 Feb; 141(2):177-80.

Fang TD, Peterson DA, Kirilcuk NN, Dicker RA, Spain DA, Brundage SI. Endovascular management of a gunshot wound to the thoracic aorta. J Trauma. 2006 Jan; 60(1):204-8.

Kallet RH, Campbell AR, Dicker RA, Katz JA, Mackersie RC. Effects of tidal volume on work of breathing during lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2006 Jan; 34(1):8-14.

Kallet RH, Campbell AR, Dicker RA, Katz JA, Mackersie RC. Work of breathing during lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a comparison between volume and pressure-regulated breathing modes. Respir Care. 2005 Dec; 50(12):1623-31.

Kirilcuk NN, Herget EJ, Dicker RA, Spain DA, Hellinger JC, Brundage SI. Are temporary inferior vena cava filters really temporary? Am J Surg. 2005 Dec; 190(6):858-63.

Rozycki GS, Knudson MM, Shackford SR, Dicker R. Surgeon-performed bedside organ assessment with sonography after trauma (BOAST): a pilot study from the WTA Multicenter Group. J Trauma. 2005 Dec; 59(6):1356-64.

Tataria M, Dicker RA, Melcher M, Spain DA, Brundage SI. Spontaneous splenic rupture: the masquerade of minor trauma. J Trauma. 2005 Nov; 59(5):1228-30.

Kallet RH, Jasmer RM, Pittet JF, Tang JF, Campbell AR, Dicker R, Hemphill C, Luce JM. Clinical implementation of the ARDS network protocol is associated with reduced hospital mortality compared with historical controls. Crit Care Med. 2005 May; 33(5):925-9.

Dicker RA, Morabito DJ, Pittet JF, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC. Acute respiratory distress syndrome criteria in trauma patients: why the definitions do not work. J Trauma. 2004 Sep; 57(3):522-6; discussion 526-8.

Haan JM, Biffl W, Knudson MM, Davis KA, Oka T, Majercik S, Dicker R, Marder S, Scalea TM. Splenic embolization revisited: a multicenter review. J Trauma. 2004 Mar; 56(3):542-7.

Lee SK, Pardo M, Gaba D, Sowb Y, Dicker R, Straus EM, Khaw L, Morabito D, Krummel TM, Knudson MM. Trauma assessment training with a patient simulator: a prospective, randomized study. J Trauma. 2003 Oct; 55(4):651-7.

Dicker RA, Sartorelli KH, McBrids WJ, Vane DW. Penetrating hepatic trauma in children: operating room or not? J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Aug; 31(8):1189-91; discussion 1191-3.

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