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Krista Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS, FCS

Professor of Clinical Surgery, UCSF

Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Community Regional Medical Center

Program Director, UCSF Fresno Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery

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

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. She completed her general surgery internship and residency at the MSU Southwest Michigan Area Health Education Center in 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 a Master of Science 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.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science, Public Health  – London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine – London, England
  • Surgical Laboratory Research Training – University of Massachusetts Medical Center – Worcester, MA
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship – University of Massachusetts Medical Center – Worcester, MA
  • General Surgery Residency – MSU Southwest Michigan Area Health Education Center – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry – Bethel University – St. Paul, MN

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery
  • California State Medical License

Department Affiliations