Rebecca Plevin, MD

Assistant Professor

Rebecca Plevin, M.D. an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care. Dr. Plevin’s research focuses on injury prevention; she has a particular interest in vulnerable populations. She is a core member of the San Francisco Vision Zero Injury Prevention Research Collaborative (VZIPRC), a group comprised of trauma surgeons, epidemiologists, geospatial analysts, and key Department of Public Health staff that conducts research using traffic-related injury data in support of Vision Zero SF– San Francisco's policy and commitment to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets. She is currently investigating the disproportionate impact of traffic injury on homeless and elderly individuals as well as those with mobility impairments. Additionally, Dr. Plevin is the Director of the San Francisco Wraparound Project, the hospital-based violence intervention program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She was recently awarded a grant to expand the Wraparound Project’s Bridge to Employment program, which equips participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter and thrive in full-time employment after violent injury. She is currently investigating digital communications and transportation technology as a means of improving engagement and access to healthcare resources in victims of violent injury.

2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
2017 - Surgical Critical Care, University of California
2016 - General Surgery Residency, University of Washington
MD, 2009 - , University of Southern California
BA, 2004 - Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California
  1. Silver CM, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Sullivan GA, Plevin RE, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM. Injury Patterns and Hospital Admission After Trauma Among People Experiencing Homelessness. JAMA network open 2023. PMID: 37382955

  2. Silver CM, Visenio MR, Thomas AC, Reddy S, Raven MC, Kanzaria HK, Plevin RE, Stey AM. Hospital Variability in Adoption of Alcohol and Drug Screening in Adult Trauma Patients. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2023. PMID: 36801898

  3. Soltani S, Schwarcz L, Morris D, Plevin R, Dicker R, Juillard C, Nwabuo A, Wier M. What is counted counts: An innovative linkage of police, hospital, and spatial data for transportation injury prevention. Journal of safety research 2022. PMID: 36481027

  4. Boeck MA, Wei W, Robles AJ, Nwabuo AI, Plevin RE, Juillard CJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Hubbard A, Dicker RA. Structural Violence Trap: Disparity in Homicide, Chronic Disease Death, and Social Factors across San Francisco Neighborhoods. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 2021. PMID: 34662736

  5. Matthay ZA, Kornblith AE, Matthay EC, Sedaghati M, Peterson S, Boeck M, Bongiovanni T, Campbell A, Chalwell L, Colwell C, Farrell MS, Kim WC, Knudson MM, Mackersie R, Li L, Nunez-Garcia B, Langness S, Plevin RE, Sammann A, Tesoriero R, Stein DM, Kornblith LZ. The DISTANCE study: Determining the impact of social distancing on trauma epidemiology during the COVID-19 epidemic-An interrupted time-series analysis. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2021. PMID: 33252457

  6. Presser M, Nwabuo A, Soltani S, Morris D, Wier M, Plevin RE. Roadway features associated with elderly drivers in motor vehicle crashes. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2021. PMID: 33264265

  7. Patel D, Sarlati S, Martin-Tuite P, Feler J, Chehab L, Texada M, Marquez R, Orellana FJ, Henderson TL, Nwabuo A, Plevin R, Dicker RA, Juillard C, Sammann A. Designing an Information and Communications Technology Tool With and for Victims of Violence and Their Case Managers in San Francisco: Human-Centered Design Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020. PMID: 32831179

  8. Cohan CM, Beattie G, Bowman JA, Galante JM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Kornblith LZ, Plevin R, Browder TD, Victorino GP. Repeat computed tomography head scan is not indicated in trauma patients taking novel anticoagulation: A multicenter study. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2020. PMID: 32332255

  9. Decker HC, Hubner G, Nwabuo A, Johnson L, Texada M, Marquez R, Orellana J, Henderson T, Dicker R, Plevin RE, Juillard C. "You don't want anyone who hasn't been through anything telling you what to do, because how do they know?": Qualitative analysis of case managers in a hospital-based violence intervention program. PloS one 2020. PMID: 32579607

  10. Callcut RA, Robles AM, Kornblith LZ, Plevin RE, Mell MW. Effect of mass shootings on gun sales-A 20-year perspective. Volume 87 of Issue 3. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2019. PMID: 31162332

  11. Plevin R, Callcut R. Update in sepsis guidelines: what is really new? Volume 2 of Issue 1. Trauma surgery & acute care open 2017. PMID: 29766091

  12. Christman-Skieller C, McIntyre LK, Plevin R, Friedrich JB, Smith DG. A Posterolateral Approach to the Scapula for Evacuation of a Subscapular Abscess: A Case Report. Volume 7 of Issue 3. JBJS case connector 2017. PMID: 29252887

  13. Plevin RE, Kaufman R, Fraade-Blanar L, Bulger EM. Evaluating the Potential Benefits of Advanced Automatic Crash Notification. Volume 32 of Issue 2. Prehospital and disaster medicine 2017. PMID: 28137341

  14. Plevin RE, Knoll M, McKay M, Arbabi S, Cuschieri J. The Role of Lipopolysaccharide Structure in Monocyte Activation and Cytokine Secretion. Volume 45 of Issue 1. Shock (Augusta, Ga.) 2016. PMID: 26674452

  15. Plevin RE, Evans HL. Helicopter transport: help or hindrance? Volume 17 of Issue 6. Current opinion in critical care 2011. PMID: 21986460

  16. Ritchie E, Saka M, Mackenzie C, Drummond R, Wheeler-Jones C, Kanke T, Plevin R. Cytokine upregulation of proteinase-activated-receptors 2 and 4 expression mediated by p38 MAP kinase and inhibitory kappa B kinase beta in human endothelial cells. British journal of pharmacology 2007. PMID: 17339845

  17. Fatehi-Hassanabad Z, Burns H, Aughey EA, Paul A, Plevin R, Parratt JR, Furman BL. Effects of L-canavanine, an inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase, on endotoxin mediated shock in rats. "It's not the doctor - it's me." How self-blame obscures language and other structural barriers to diabetes care mong low-income Latinos with limited English Proficiency. 1996. PMID: 8885085