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Hannah Decker, MD

Hannah Decker, MD

  • Resident Research Fellow
  • General Surgery

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Hannah C. Decker, M.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, where she majored in history with a focus on colonialism and nationalism. After school, she worked as an investment associate at a large hedge fund researching global macroeconomic trends. Following this, she completed her medical school education at Emory University School of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

Dr. Decker is interested primarily in improving the surgical care of vulnerable populations, including patients who experience trauma, racial and ethnic minorities, and unhoused patients. Her research interest is to combine qualitative analysis, human centered-design, and quality improvement approaches to rigorously study and design solutions for inequities in access to high quality surgical care. She is currently a National Clinician Scholar at UCSF.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • MSCr
  • Clinical Research
  • 06/2024
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 06/2019
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • BA
  • History
  • 06/2013
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Muriel Steel Honor Roll
  • UCSF
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Muriel Steel Honor Roll
  • UCSF
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Krevans Award
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • 2020
  • Krevans Award
  • Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • 2020
  • AOA
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2019
    • surgical quality
    • health equity
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    1. Decker H, Trang K, Ramirez J, Colley A, Pierce L, Coleman M, Bongiovanni T, Melton GB, Wick E. Large Language Model-Based Chatbot vs Surgeon-Generated Informed Consent Documentation for Common Procedures. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Oct 02; 6(10):e2336997. View in PubMed
    2. Hannah C Decker, Hemal K Kanzaria, Jennifer Evans, Logan Pierce, Elizabeth C Wick. Association of Housing Status with Types of Operations and Post-Operative Healthcare Utilization. Annals of Surgery. 2023. View in PubMed
    3. Decker HC, Kanzaria HK, Evans J, Pierce L, Wick EC. Association of Housing Status With Types of Operations and Postoperative Health Care Utilization. Ann Surg. 2023 12 01; 278(6):883-889. View in PubMed
    4. Schwartz HEM, Abel MK, Lin JA, Decker HC, Kushel MB, Wick EC. Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance in Homeless Patients: A Case Report and Policy Recommendations. Ann Surg Open. 2022 Sep; 3(3). View in PubMed
    5. Shieh C, Shaw NM, Decker H, Soriano I, Breyer BN. Delayed Sigmoid Colon Erosion by Artificial Urinary Sphincter Tubing. Urology. 2022 08; 166:e5-e6. View in PubMed
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