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Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research

Amy M. Kwok, MD, is an Assistant  Clinical Professor, Department of  Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Kwok received both her masters degree in public health and her medical degree from Boston University, and completed her internship at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. Subsequently she graduated from the General Surgery Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA.  Dr. Kwok continued her Acute Care Surgery Fellowship with UCSF Fresno where she currently resides. She is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

In her role as Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program she assists the Program Director in all administrative processes from recruitment, placement, indoctrination, education, evaluations, mentoring and regulatory compliance guidelines for all residents and fellows.  Dr. Kwok also serves as the lead in the curriculum development for the Surgery Skills Lab Training for residents, which is a key development tool to enhancing basic suturing and knot tying skills, both in open and laparoscopic surgery, as well as refining endoscopic and competently advanced laparoscopic skills.

Dr. Kwok joined the core faculty in the Department of Surgery in Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Community Regional Medical Center in 2012.  In her role as teaching faculty her activities consist of quantifiable and didactic education mostly in the clinical setting where students are from a wide variety of educational levels, including medical students, residents, and fellows.  She is member of the Fresno Madera Medical Society of California Medical Association and has been invited to present both nationally and regionally for her interests in trauma and critical care. 

Specialties: General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care and  Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program UCSF Fresno Center for Medical E.

Nancy Parks, MD, FACS,  is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno,  and the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Parks received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her General Surgery Residency Program at UCSF Fresno. Subsequently, Dr. Parks completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical  Care Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Parks joined the core faculty in the Department of Surgery in General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center in 2014.  In her role as faculty her clinical  activities include attending on the Acute Care Surgery team, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team, and the Trauma ICU team. In addition to her clinical activities, her involvement as a teaching practitioner consist of clinical and didactic teaching involving medical students, general surgery residents and Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery fellows.

In her role as the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships  she  not only mentors but helps design the curriculum for fellows, including conferences and clinical rotations.  

Dr. Parks has a particular interest in mentoring women residents and has co-coordinated the East Bay Women in Surgery Group.  This group  includes medical students, residents, and attendings from the East Bay.  Her objective is to foster increased connections  among women surgeons and also directly address and discuss issues pertinent to female medical students and residents planning their careers in surgery.  Dr. Parks  is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as a active member of numerous professional societies  including the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, East Bay Surgical Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Association for Academic Surgery.

General Surgery, Critical Care/Trauma Surgery

Shana Ballow, DO, is an Assistant  Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of California San Francisco at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Ballow received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, she completed her General Surgery Residency at University of California San Francisco Fresno were she also completed her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.

Dr. Ballow joined the Department of Surgery's core faculty team in General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in 2012.  In her role as teaching faculty her activities consist of clinical and didactic education, mostly in the clinical setting.  The students include a wide variety of educational levels, including medical students,  general surgery residents, residents from other specialties rotating on the surgical service, and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery.

Dr. Ballow is member of the American College of Surgeons and has been invited to present both nationally and regionally for her interests in trauma and critical care. 

Chief of Pediatric Trauma, Community Regional Medical Center

John F. Bilello, MD, FACS, is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Chief of Pediatric Trauma at Community Regional Medical Center, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Bilello received his bachelors degree in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, NY.  He completed residency in both general surgery and pediatrics. Upon graduating from general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Dr. Bilello completed his Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship with the UCSF Fresno program and continues teaching as part of the core general surgery and critical care faculty today.  He has been committed to teaching general surgery, pediatrics and critical care for over 27 years.

Dr. Bilello served our country as a field surgeon in the U. S. Army, in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the 18th Airborne Corps, 702nd Medical Clearing Company, 5th MASH and 20th Combat Engineer Battalion. He has been  awarded by the United States Army with the National Defense Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 stars) and two  U. S. Army Commendation Medals.  He received a  Customer Service Award for Patient Satisfaction at Dewitt Army Community Hospital. He has worked with residents on presentations and posters for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), as well as the Southwestern Surgical Congress.   In 2012, Dr. Bilello received the UCSF Fresno Borba Housestaff Research Award.  Dr. Bilello is a certified Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Director and currently is teaching ASSET training courses for the Department of Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bilello is Board Certified in Surgery, Pediatrics and Critical Care.

Steven N. Parks, MD Endowed Chair of Surgery, Chief of Trauma, Community Regional Medical Center

In 2010, James W. Davis, MD, FACS, was appointed the Steven N. Parks Endowed Chair of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno.   Dr.  Davis currently  serves  as  the Chief of Trauma at Community Regional Medical Center, a Professor of Clinical Surgery and the Program Director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.  Dr. Davis earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  He completed a surgery internship at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California and completed his surgery residency training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Subsequently, Dr. Davis completed his trauma fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualification in Surgical Critical Care.  

As Chief of Trauma, Dr. Davis assembled the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Verification at Community Regional Medical Center Level I Trauma Center - the first such verification in Fresno County.  Dr. Davis also served as the first Chair of the Central California Regional Trauma Coordinating Committee (CRTCC) and continues to work with other hospitals in  five county regions to improve and standardize trauma care within the area.  A  number of initiatives from the CRTCC have been noted as “best practices”  at the State Trauma Advisory Committee.

Dr. Davis also serves as the Program Director for the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program, in which he and his team have expanded coverage of emergency general surgery.  Established in 2009, the fellowship program includes trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery. This is a new fellowship nationally; the UCSF Fresno program was the fourth in the country to be approved and the first to be approved within the State of California.

Dr. Davis has a strong interest in intimate partner violence and domestic violence and has spoken locally, regionally and nationally since 2008 on this topic and continues to do so.

In October 2011, Davis served as the Senior Visiting Surgeon from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (US Army Hospital) in Germany, helping to care for some of the wounded service personnel from Afghanistan and Iraq.

In 1996, he was co-recipient of the UCSF Fresno Faculty Research Award.  In 1994, he received the UCSF Fresno Henry J. Kaiser Teaching Award – Honorable Mention.

Dr. Davis is the region 9 chief for the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons.  He has served as the president and member of the Western Trauma Association, and as a member of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Editorial Board. 

Director, Leon S. Peters Burn Center, Community Regional Medical Center

William J. Dominic, MD, FACS, is a Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Director of the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Dominic received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Colorado, Denver.  Subsequently, Dr. Dominic completed the Burns Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado, Denver and  a Burns Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. 

Dr. Dominic currently serves as the Director of  the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at the Community Regional Medical Center, known as a major regional burn center.  As director  he is involved in developing new protocols and techniques for burn care.  As a core faculty member for the Department of Surgery he has been committed to teaching general surgery and critical care for over 37 years.  His clinical and didactic teaching involve medical students, residents and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. His focus includes; emergency, general surgery, trauma and critical care services with a broad variety of operations, including laparoscopic and complex abdomen thoracic cases.  Dr. Dominic's interests in research include resuscitation.  Since August 2012, he has been involved in multi-center trails sponsored by the U.S. Army Department of Defense, researching transfusion thresholds in burn patients.  Dr. Dominic is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the International Society for Burn Injuries, the American Burn Association, and the Fresno Madera Medical Society/California Medical Society.


He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care

Trauma Surgery, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Andrea Long, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Long received her bachelors degree in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia graduating Magna Cum Laude, and her medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri.  Her general surgery residency was completed at Mercer University/Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia, and her surgical critical care and acute care surgery fellowships were completed at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina.

Dr. Long joined the Department of Surgery’s core faculty team in General and Critical Care Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC)  in 2016.  In her role as teaching faculty Dr. Long’s activities consist of clinical and didactic education, mostly in the clinical setting. The trainees include medical students,  general surgery residents, residents from other specialties rotating on the surgical service, and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Long has a strong interest in simulation based education, global health, complex hernia reconstruction, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care. She has participated in volunteer clinical and medical education experiences in Ghana and Tanzania. Dr. Long is also the lead with developing a more robust curriculum for ultrasound use in the ICU for Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. This development will place CRMC surgical ICU on the cutting edge of hemodynamic and point-of-care diagnostic evaluation in the surgical ICU.

Dr. Long is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Medical Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.  

Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Community Regional Medical Center

Krista L. Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS, is a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno,  Director of  the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Community Regional Medical Center and the Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.  

Dr. Kaups received her bachelors degree in Biochemistry at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.  Her  general surgery internship and residency were completed at the MSU Southwest Michigan Area Health Education Center;  Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Following residency, Dr. Kaups completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, followed by a year of research. Dr. Kaups later completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Kaups has participated in a number of international  volunteer clinical and teaching opportunities in countries including South Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan, Albania, Sierra Leone and Thailand.  Among the topics she has taught have been trauma courses for the developing world, ventilator use for the non-intensivist, ICU care in the developing world, sepsis, surgical error, clostridium difficile, and burn care.  

Dr. Kaups is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Western Trauma Association, Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southwest Surgical Association,  and the International Surgical Society/IATSIC.  She serves on a number of committees and workgroups in these organizations.

She is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care.

Assistant Chief of Trauma Community Regional Medical Center

Lawrence Sue, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

Dr. Sue received his bachelors degree in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Sue not only completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency Program at UCSF Fresno but he went on to complete both his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Trauma Surgery Fellowship at UCSF Fresno as well.

Dr. Sue has been a core faculty member in the Department of Surgery since 2007. His clinical and didactic teaching involve medical students, residents and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Sue’s mentoring activities include, operating, rounding, and evaluating throughout the academic year and encouraging improvement in medical students, residents and fellows technical skills as well as encouraging involvement in research. Dr. Sue’s focus includes; general surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, medical education, trauma prevention, laparoscopy, tactical medicine and prehospital trauma care.

Dr. Sue is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves as a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Fresno Madera Medical Society/California Medical Society. Dr. Sue is board certified in surgery and critical care.

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research

Mary Margaret (Meg) Wolfe, MD, FACS, is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery  at  the University of California, San Francisco Fresno and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.  

Dr. Wolfe received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at University of California, San Diego and went on to obtain her Medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.  Her General Surgery residency was completed at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.  She then completed the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at UCSF Fresno.  She is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Wolfe joined the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery Faculty in 2007.  She performs Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Community Regional Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital.  In her role as teaching faculty, she teaches a wide variety of educational levels, including medical students, residents and fellows. 

In 2012, Dr. Wolfe became the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program.  In this capacity, she oversees didactic and clinical education in all sites, monitors resident supervision and progress, and ensures resident competence and progressive responsibility toward independence.  She established the Surgical Skills and Simulation Lab and is active in teaching surgical skills to the residents.

Dr. Wolfe is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Association for Surgical Education, California Medical Association, Fresno Madera Medical Society, and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery.

Specialties: General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

The Trauma Research and Education Foundation (TREFF) is dedicated to reducing the number of trauma related deaths and injuries in Fresno County through awareness, education, prevention programs, and associated research programs.