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Department of Surgery

Kathrin Mayer Troppmann, M.D. View profile as PDF

Kathrin Mayer Troppmann

Clinical Interests

Dr. Troppmann specializes in laparoscopic, hernia and colorectal surgery. Her clinical interests include cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.





Gastrointestinal Surgery


UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

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M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1988


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1992-1998

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery - Recertification, 2008

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Association of Academic Surgery
Association of Women Surgeons
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Western Surgical Association

Select Honors and Awards:

UC Davis Medical Center, Women's Leadership Excellence Program, 2000

UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Women Chief Resident of the Year, American Medical Women's Association, 1998

Select Recent Publications:

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Women surgeons in the New Millennium. Arch Surg. 2009.

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Career and lifestyle satisfaction among surgeons: What really matters? The National LIFESTYLES IN SURGERY. J Am Coli Surg. 2009

Mayer. K.L. Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course: Research Presentations. Journal of Surgical Research, 128: 174-177. 2005.

Frey CF, KL Mayer. Comparison of local resection of the head of the pancreas combined with longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy (Frey Procedure) and duodenum-preserving resection of the pancreatic head (Beger Procedure). World Journal of Surgery, 27:1217-1230. 2003.

Mayer KL, HS Ho, JE Goodnight Jr. Childbearing and child care in surgery. Archives of Surgery, 136:649-655. 2001

Mayer KL, RV Perez, HS Ho. Factors affecting choice of surgical residency training program. Journal of Surgical Research, 98:71-75. 2001.

Ho HS, KL Mayer. The etiology of systemic hypertension during laparoscopic surgery. Surgical Forum, 51:425-427. 2000

Bohringer CH, JS Jahr, S Rowell, KL Mayer. Severe hypotension in a patient receiving pemoline during general anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 91(1):1131-1133. 2000

Nguyen NT, KL Mayer, RJ Bold, M Larson, S Foster, HS Ho, BM Wolfe. Laparoscopic suturing evaluation among surgical residents. Journal of Surgical Research, 93:133-136. 2000.

Nguyen NT, SL Lee, KL Mayer, GL Furdui, HS Ho. Laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 10(3):151-153. 2000.

Harkin CP, EW Sommerhaug, KL Mayer. Unexpected complication during laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia, 89:1576-78.

Nguyen NT, HS Ho, Kl Mayer, L Palmer, BM Wolfe. Laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3:193-196.

Mayer KL, HS Ho, KA Mathiesen, BM Wolfe. Cardiopulmonary responses to experimental venous carbon dioxide embolism. Surgical Endoscopy, 12:1025-1030.

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