Sara K Rasmussen

Sara K Rasmussen, MD, PhD

Division:
Pediatric Surgery
Department:
Surgery
Call 434.982.2796
Primary Location:

PO Box 800709

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0679

Directions
Phone:
434.982.2796
Secondary Locations:
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
Research Interests:

Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement and Outcomes Research: Current interests include factors influencing management of pediatric central lines, pediatric surgery in resource-poor settings, outcomes after antireflux surgery. Medical Student Education: Current interests include investigation of new evaluation and simulation techniques for training medical students in basic clinical skills. Pediatric Transplant Surgery: special interest in intestinal rehabilitation, liver failure, renal failure, and pancreatic transplantation

Clinical Practice:
Chest Wall Deformities-child, Pediatric Surgery, Liver Transplant, Chest Wall Deformities - child, Liver Transplant - child, Kidney Transplant - child, Pediatric Transplant
About
Title:
Assistant Professor
Biography

I was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. I attended Hollins College for two years before transferring to UVA for a degree in chemistry. I received my MD and PhD at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Additionally, my doctoral research was performed at the National Cancer Institute in the HIV Drug Resistance Program.

I completed my fellowship in pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University and my fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at UVA. I started at UVA in 2011 and serve as the surgical co-director of the PICU. My specialty is in pediatric transplant surgery, however, I care for both pediatric surgical and adult transplant patients. I also participate in research methods of undergraduate medical education, as well as translational research on human endogenous retroviruses.

Education
Primary:
West Virginia University School of Medicine 2004
Residency:
Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia Medical College of Virginia (General Surgery)
Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University (Pediatric Surgery)
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