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Shana L. Ballow, DO, FACS

Associate Professor, UCSF

Critical Care/Trauma Surgery

Shana Ballow, DO, FACS, is an associate professor with the UCSF School of Medicine practicing in Fresno and teaching residents through UCSF Fresno.

Dr. Ballow received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, she completed her general surgery residency at UCSF 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 a 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.

Education and Training

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship – UCSF Fresno – Fresno, CA
  • General Surgery Residency – UCSF Fresno – Fresno, CA
  • General Surgery Internship – UCSF Fresno – Fresno, CA
  • Doctor of Osteopathy – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Kansas City, MO
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiology; Minor, Exercise and Health – University of California, Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA


Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • California State Medical License


Department Affiliations