Amanda Sammann

Trauma Surgeon
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, UCSF

Amanda Sammann, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a trauma surgeon at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the only Level One Trauma Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and a Medical Degree from UCSF. She completed her surgical training at UCSF and her critical care fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Sammann also spent two years as the Medical Fellow and Medical Director at the Silicon Valley design firm, IDEO, where she honed her skills in human-centered design. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Better Lab, a venture that uses human-centered design to solve health care challenges. Dr. Sammann has spent a lifetime fixing broken things and is applying this passion to improving the health care experience for all.

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