Grace Nicksa, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

I am a pediatric surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Clara and joined Kaiser in 2015. I completed my undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and also spent a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. I then went to medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine,graduating in 2004. I completed my General Surgery training at the University of California San Francisco. I also did additional training at Boston Children’s Hospital. I have a Master’s in Public Health from Dartmouth College. My Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training was done at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

My professional interests involve neonatal surgery, advanced laparoscopy, surgical oncology, esophageal and thoracic surgery, and fetal counseling. I am also involved in surgical outcomes research, surgical and interdisciplinary simulation, and medical education. I believe in a teamwork approach to patient care where the patient, family, loved ones, nurses, staff, and physicians all play vital roles in healing the patient.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

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  1. Anderson CE, Nicksa GA, Stewart L. Distractions during resident handoffs: incidence, sources, and influence on handoff quality and effectiveness. JAMA Surg. 2015 May; 150(5):396-401. PMID: 25738805
  2. Nicksa GA, Anderson C, Fidler R, Stewart L. Innovative approach using interprofessional simulation to educate surgical residents in technical and nontechnical skills in high-risk clinical scenarios. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 01; 150(3):201-7. PMID: 25565037
  3. Ben-Ishay O, Nicksa GA, Wilson JM, Buchmiller TL. Management of giant congenital pulmonary airway malformations requiring pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):1073-8. PMID: 22858279
  4. Turner CG, Klein JD, Steigman SA, Armant M, Nicksa GA, Zurakowski D, Ritz J, Fauza DO. Preclinical regulatory validation of an engineered diaphragmatic tendon made with amniotic mesenchymal stem cells. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan; 46(1):57-61. PMID: 21238640
  5. Nicksa GA, Yu DC, Kalish BT, Klein JD, Turner CG, Zurakowski D, Barnewolt CE, Fauza DO, Buchmiller TL. Serial amnioinfusions prevent fetal pulmonary hypoplasia in a large animal model of oligohydramnios. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan; 46(1):67-71. PMID: 21238642
  6. Beuling E, Kerkhof IM, Nicksa GA, Giuffrida MJ, Haywood J, aan de Kerk DJ, Piaseckyj CM, Pu WT, Buchmiller TL, Dawson PA, Krasinski SD. Conditional Gata4 deletion in mice induces bile acid absorption in the proximal small intestine. Gut. 2010 Jul; 59(7):888-95. PMID: 20581237; PMCID: PMC2981798; DOI: 10.1136/gut.2009.204990;
  7. Nicksa GA, O'Neil E, Yu DC, Curatolo AS, McNeish BL, Barnewolt CE, Zurakowski D, Buchmiller TL, Moses MA, Rosen S, Fauza DO. Correlation between prenatal urinary matrix metalloproteinase activity and the degree of kidney damage in a large animal model of congenital obstructive uropathy. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun; 45(6):1120-5. PMID: 20620306
  8. Nicksa GA, Yu DC, Curatolo AS, McNeish BL, Barnewolt CE, Valim C, Buchmiller TL, Moses MA, Fauza DO. Prenatal urinary matrix metalloproteinase profiling as a potential diagnostic tool in fetal obstructive uropathy. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):70-3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20105582
  9. Nicksa GA, Christensen EP, Buchmiller TL. A case report of a congenital left subcostal hernia in a neonate. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Aug; 44(8):1653-5. PMID: 19635323
  10. Nicksa GA, Pigula FA, Giuffrida MJ, Buchmiller TL. Removal of a sewing needle from an occult esophageal ingestion in a 9-month-old. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jul; 44(7):1450-3. PMID: 19573678
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