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Christopher J. De Boer, MD, MSc

Christopher J. De Boer, MD, MSc

Resident (PGY-1)
UCSF East Bay General Surgery

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  • Wheaton College, B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Biology and Anthropology, 2011
  • Duke University, M.Sc., Global Health, 2012
  • University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, M.D., 2013-present
  • General Surgery Residency, 2017-Present
  • Global Surgery
  • Surgical Disparities
  • Violence and Trauma Prevention
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Ethics and Humanities in Medicine
  • Ethics and Humanities in Medicine
  • Global Surgery
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Surgical Disparities
  • Trauma and Violence Prevention
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Spanish

Christopher De Boer is a first year surgical resident at UCSF East Bay. He is working with CGSS to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses of general surgery interventions in Soroti, Uganda. In the past, he obtained a Masters of Science in Global Health degree from Duke University where his thesis focused on treatment delays for Kaposi sarcoma patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute. He has also completed work on small bowel perforations as a complication of typhoid fever in southwestern Uganda. His research interests include surgical disparities, trauma and violence prevention, and global funding mechanisms for surgery in low- and middle- income countries.

  1. Okuku, F.M., Orem, J., Holoya, G., De Boer, C.J. and Cooney, M.M. Prostate cancer burden at the Uganda Cancer Institute. ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings. 2015, Mar; 33(7): 246. Pub Status: Published.
  2. De Boer, CJ. (May, 2014). Prognosis and delay of diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma patients in Uganda Poster presented at: National Cancer Institute Symposium on Global Cancer; Washington, D.C., DC, USA.
  3. De Boer, CJ. (May, 2013). Prognosis, diagnostic delay, and patient characteristics associated with diagnostic delay among Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) patients in Uganda. Poster presented at: American Society for Clinical Oncology; Chicago, IL, USA.
  4. De Boer, CJ & Rackliff, JE. (April, 2012). Citizen Science, Engaging Citizens in Science from Games to Mobile Phones. Oral Presentation presented at: OpenSci Collaboration for Global Health, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Durham, NC, USA.


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