Sabrina E. Sanchez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Trauma & Critical Care

MD, University of Illinois, Chicago
MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH, is a trauma and acute care surgeon and surgical intensivist at Boston Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed general surgery residency at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Sanchez subsequently completed fellowship training in surgical critical care at the University of Michigan Hospitals. She also holds a master of public health (MPH) degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Sanchez was the recipient of the 2019 Boston University Medical Group New Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes clinical excellence and exceptional contributions to Boston Medical Center and its patients. Her expertise spans the broad range of her clinical specialty. In addition, Dr. Sanchez has a specific interest in the care of geriatric patients as well as surgical palliative care and medical ethics. She is actively involved in research, including work related to evaluating and mitigating the effects of social determinants of health on vulnerable populations and promoting patient-centered care and shared decision-making in surgery. Through her efforts and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on the Boston University Medical campus and at the national level, Dr. Sanchez is also focused on recruitment and promotion of surgeons from under-represented backgrounds as a key way to address inequities in care.

Treatment Individualized Appendicitis Decision-making (TRIAD) Program
10/01/2022 - 09/30/2025 (PI)
University of Washington, Seattle Patient-Centered Out


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  1. Torres CM, Kenzik KM, Saillant NN, Scantling DR, Sanchez SE, Brahmbhatt TS, Dechert TA, Sakran JV. Timing to First Whole Blood Transfusion and Survival Following Severe Hemorrhage in Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg. 2024 Apr 01; 159(4):374-381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38294820; PMCID: PMC10831629; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.7178;
  2. Kobzeva-Herzog AJ, Smith SM, Counihan DR, Kain MS, Richman AP, Scantling D, Saillant NN, Sanchez SE, Torres CM. Timing of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Initiation and Complications in Polytrauma Patients with High-Risk Bleeding Orthopedic Interventions: A Nationwide Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38548689
  3. Laudon AD, Davis ES, Zhao X, Kenzik K, Torres C, Sanchez SE, Brahmbhatt TS, Scantling DR. Bullet holes: A novel model to identify the most impactful gaps in the firearm homicide prevention laws of each state. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38497933
  4. Smith SM, Zhao X, Kenzik K, Michael C, Jenkins K, Sanchez SE. Risk factors for loss to follow-up after traumatic injury: An updated view of a chronic problem. Surgery. 2024 May; 175(5):1445-1453.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38448279
  5. Herrera-Escobar JP, Lamarre T, Rosen J, Ilkhani S, Haynes AN, Hau K, Jenkins K, Ruske J, Wang JY, Serventi-Gleeson J, Sanchez SE, Kaafarani HM, Velmahos G, Salim A, Levy-Carrick NC, Anderson GA. Determinants of long-term physical and mental health outcomes after intensive care admission for trauma survivors. Am J Surg. 2024 Feb 14. PMID: 38413351
  6. Ruske J, Castillo-Angeles M, Lamarre T, Salim A, Jenkins K, Rembetski BE, Kaafarani HMA, Herrera-Escobar JP, Sanchez SE. Patients Lost to Follow-up After Injury: Who are They and What are Their Long-Term Outcomes? J Surg Res. 2024 Apr; 296:343-351. PMID: 38306940
  7. Myers S, Kenzik K, Allee L, Dechert T, Theodore S, Jaffe A, Sanchez SE. Social Determinants of Health Associated With the Need for Urgent Versus Elective Cholecystectomy at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2024 Mar; 25(2):101-108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38301176
  8. Ilkhani S, Naus AE, Pinkes N, Rafaqat W, Grobman B, Valverde MD, Sanchez SE, Hwabejire JO, Ranganathan K, Scott JW, Herrera-Escobar JP, Salim A, Anderson GA. The invisible scars: Unseen financial complications worsen every aspect of long-term health in trauma survivors. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Jun 01; 96(6):893-900. PMID: 38227675
  9. Ahuja V, Narayan M, Sanchez SE, Kaufman E, Ho V. A Pathway for Increased Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Surgical Infection Society. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2023 Dec; 24(10):852-859. PMID: 38032596
  10. Beaulieu-Jones BR, Zhu M, Shaikh SP, Brahmbhatt TS, Scantling D, Sanchez SE. Re-thinking the value of cross-sectional torso imaging for ground-level fall patients with altered mental status: Outcomes from a level 1 trauma center. Injury. 2024 Jan; 55(1):111239.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38071125
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2019 Boston University Medical Group: New Faculty Clinical Excellence Award
2012 Seattle Children's Hospital: Outstanding Presentation Award
2012 Seattle Surgical Society: Governor’s Award for Best Resident Presentation
2008 University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine: College Honors Upon Graduation
2008 University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine: Sustained Service Award
2008 Student Run Free Clinic: Andrea Plaut Memorial Award for Sustained Service
2007 Student Run Free Clinic: Top Service Award
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha member
2003 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: C. Ladd Prosser Outstanding Achievement Award
2003 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Distinction with Curriculum Honors upon Graduation
2003 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Magna Cum Laude with College Honors upon Graduation
2000 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society member
1999-2003 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Dean’s List member (5 semesters)
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Social Determinants of Health
Shared Decision Making
Palliative Care
Surgical Ethics
Geriatric Surgery

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