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. 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. 2021. PMID: 34662736

  2. 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. 2021. PMID: 33252457

  3. Presser M, Nwabuo A, Soltani S, Morris D, Wier M, Plevin RE. Roadway features associated with elderly drivers in motor vehicle crashes. 2021. PMID: 33264265

  4. 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. 2020. PMID: 32831179

  5. 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. 2020. PMID: 32332255

  6. 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. 2020. PMID: 32579607

  7. 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. 2019. PMID: 31162332

  8. Plevin R, Callcut R. Update in sepsis guidelines: what is really new? Volume 2 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 29766091

  9. 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. 2017. PMID: 29252887

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

  11. 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. 2016. PMID: 26674452

  12. Plevin RE, Evans HL. Helicopter transport: help or hindrance? Volume 17 of Issue 6. 2011. PMID: 21986460

  13. 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. 1996. PMID: 8885085