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Timothy D. Browder, M.D., MACM

Timothy D. Browder, M.D., MACM

  • Professor of Surgery Chief of Trauma, Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital

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UCSF-East Bay
1411 East 31st Street, QIC 22134
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 437-4267
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1990-94, Whittier College, B.A.

1994-98, University of Nevada School of Medicine, M.D.

2012-16, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, MACM

  • 1998-2004, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Resident, Surgery
  • 2004-05, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Fellow, Trauma/Critical Care
  • 2017-18, Stanford University, Byers Center for Biodesign, Faculty Fellow, Biodesign
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Operative trauma management
  • Surgical critical care
  • Biodesign
  • Clinical trauma outcomes
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Operative trauma management
  • Trauma systems

Timothy D. Browder, MD, MACM is a Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief of Trauma of the UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program at Highland Hospital. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Whittier College and MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. He has served as Trauma and Critical Care Faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Hospital and Stanford University.

Dr. Browder is an accomplished academic trauma surgeon with extensive clinical trauma experience having spent the majority of his career at public service healthcare centers. He is committed to providing compassionate and exceptional care to underserved patient populations and remains very clinically active taking trauma call, rounding on the acute care surgery service, covering the surgical ICU and seeing elective general surgery patients.

In this varied clinical setting, he teaches medical students, residents and fellows and has received multiple teaching awards. He is committed to excellence in surgical education and has an education degree Masters in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. His primary focus is in graduate medical education, having helped start and direct the first officially approved Acute Care Surgery Fellowship while in Las Vegas and serving as the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director at Stanford University.

In addition to his current academic position, Dr. Browder holds several leadership positions in regional and national trauma organizations. Currently he is the Northern California State Vice Chair for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and a Council Member for the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. After serving on the Santa Clara County Trauma Advisory Committee for three years, he was appointed as the Committee Chair for the past year. In these roles he has worked closely with the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency to better treat and understand the impact of traumatic injuries in the Bay Area.

Dr. Browder's research interests involve hemorrhagic shock, clinical outcomes following operative trauma and surgical innovation. He has previously held several military grants for medical device development related to hemorrhagic shock resuscitation and novel thermal blanket technology. He was selected for the prestigious Biodesign Faculty Fellowship at Stanford University and has mentored several design teams. Dr. Browder strives to combine his operative trauma experience and medical innovation training into real world solutions for the treatment of traumatic injuries.

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  1. Mazzolini K, Dzubnar J, Kwak H, Banks K, Mooney C, Tang A, Cohan C, Browder T. An Epidemic Within the Pandemic: The Rising Tide of Trauma During COVID-19. J Surg Res. 2022 04; 272:139-145. View in PubMed
  2. 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. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 08; 89(2):301-310. View in PubMed
  3. Choi J, Pan J, Forrester JD, Spain D, Browder TD. LAPRA-TY for laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia without intracorporeal knot tying. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000334. View in PubMed
  4. Rosenberg GM, Weiser TG, Maggio PM, Browder TD, Tennakoon L, Spain DA, Staudenmayer KL. The association between angioembolization and splenic salvage for isolated splenic injuries. J Surg Res. 2018 09; 229:150-155. View in PubMed
  5. Woodfall MC, Browder TD, Alfaro JM, Claudius MA, Chan GK, Robinson DG, Spain DA. Trauma advanced practice provider programme development in an academic setting to optimize care coordination. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2017; 2(1):e000068. View in PubMed
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