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About Amy E. Liepert, MD, FACS

Amy E. Liepert, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who cares for patients that have experienced traumatic injuries, such as a fall or motor vehicle collision, as well as those requiring elective or emergency general surgery for issues such as appendicitis, gallstones, hernias, diverticulitis and acute bowel emergencies. She is the medical director of Acute Care Surgery at UC San Diego Health.

As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and program director of the acute care surgery fellowship, Dr. Liepert trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include surgical education, management of severe or necrotizing pancreatitis, and surgical health policy advocacy engagement. Her work has appeared in medical and research publications, including The American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Surgery, Annals of Surgery and Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Liepert has presented on surgical health policy advocacy, end-of-life surgery and the effects of duplicated CT scans on trauma patients and health care costs. She has worked on an information technology tool that translates surgical research and statistical data to inform policy and regulatory bodies.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Liepert served as an assistant professor of surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. While there, she was primary investigator in a multi-institutional study to identify new ways of providing support for injured trauma survivors.

Dr. Liepert completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. and her residency in general surgery at University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. She is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care.

She also has certifications in advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Women Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Association for Surgical Education.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Center and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

Residency

  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
  • Injuries From Falls
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Appendicitis
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted