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Mignote Yilma, MD

Mignote Yilma, MD

  • Resident (PGY-4)
  • General Surgery

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Mignote Yilma, MD is a general surgery resident at UCSF who is currently in her dedicated research years. She is also a National Clinician Scholars Fellow at UCSF, previously known as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has recently joined Health Affairs as a Health Equity Fellow. Mignote is also pursuing a Master's in Biostatistics and Epidemiology with a focus on implementation science. Her research interests include addressing early barriers to transplantation with a focus on using area-based neighborhood measures of socioeconomic status as well as individual measures of socioeconomic status. She is interested in pursuing a career in abdominal solid organ transplantation.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
  • MAS
  • Master's in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Implementation and Data Science Track
  • 06/2023
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
  • M.D.
  • 06/2018
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • B.A
  • Human Biology
  • 06/2010
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Surgical Training
  • 06/2025
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Emerging Liver Scholar
  • 2022
  • CTSI Spring 2022 Resident Research Funding Award
  • UCSF
  • 2022
  • Diverse Surgeons Initiative
  • The Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • 2022
  • National Clinician Scholars Fellow
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 2021 - 2023
    • Barriers to solid organ transplantation
    • Transplant Equity
    • Social determinants of Health
    • Healthy Equity
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    1. Yilma M, Mehta N. Optimal Liver Transplantation Criteria for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2024 Jan; 33(1):133-142. View in PubMed
    2. Suraju MO, McElroy L, Moten A, Obeng-Gyasi S, Alimi Y, Carter D, Foretia DA, Stapleton S, Yilma M, Reid VJ, Tetteh HA, Khabele D, Rodriguez LM, Campbell A, Newman EA. A framework to improve retention of Black surgical trainees: A Society of Black Academic Surgeons white paper. Am J Surg. 2023 10; 226(4):438-446. View in PubMed
    3. Yilma M, Cogan R, Shui AM, Neuhaus JM, Light C, Braun H, Mehta N, Hirose R. Community-level social vulnerability and individual socioeconomic status on liver transplant referral outcome. Hepatol Commun. 2023 07 01; 7(7). View in PubMed
    4. Yilma M, Kim NJ, Shui AM, Tana M, Landis C, Chen A, Bangaru S, Mehta N, Zhou K. Factors Associated With Liver Transplant Referral Among Patients With Cirrhosis at Multiple Safety-Net Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2317549. View in PubMed
    5. Yilma M, Dalal N, Wadhwani SI, Hirose R, Mehta N. Geographic disparities in access to liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2023 09 01; 29(9):987-997. View in PubMed
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