Krista Kaups, MD, MSc is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at UCSF Fresno. She is a past-President of the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, International Relations, Physician Competency and Health Committees, and Health Policy Advisory Group, and numerous other professional societies.
Dr. Kaups received a BA from Bethel University, St Paul, MN and her MD degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. After a residency in general surgery in SW Michigan (Michigan State University), she completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Kaups has also earned an MSc (Public Health) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
She is the Director of the Surgical ICU at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California and directs the surgical critical care fellowship. Dr. Kaups has published in the areas of trauma, critical care and surgeon wellbeing. Her other interests include global health and she has had the opportunity to participate in surgical care and teaching in Albania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Thailand.