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    Mary Hilfiker

    TitleClinical Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0984
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-966-7714
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      Mary L. Hilfiker, Ph.D., M.D., MMM is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. She has a Ph.D. in Zoology (in Cell Biology and Immunology) from the University of Maryland, did postdoctoral work at the NIH and then received her M.D. from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her general surgery training was at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and pediatric surgery training at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo in New York. She has been practicing pediatric surgery in San Diego since 1995. She completed a Masters in Medical Management from the Marshall School of Business at USC in 2009.

      Dr. Hilfiker is the Division Chief for Pediatric Surgery in RCSSD and the Trauma Medical Director at RCHSD. She actively practices pediatric surgery and cares for newborns to young adults. Pediatric Surgeons care for all types of surgical problems in this age group including oncologic, abdominal, thoracic, neonatal and traumatic.

      Patients are seen by appointment at 8010 Frost Street which is a bilingual office.


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      1. Lumba-Brown A, Harley J, Lucio S, Vaida F, Hilfiker M. Hypertonic saline as a therapy for pediatric concussive pain: a randomized controlled trial of symptom treatment in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Mar; 30(3):139-45. PMID: 24583571.
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      2. Gonda DD, Meltzer HS, Crawford JR, Hilfiker M, Shellington DK, Peterson BM, Levy ML. Complications associated with prolonged hypertonic saline therapy in children with elevated intracranial pressure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul; 14(6):610-20. PMID: 23823197.
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      3. Hilfiker M, Hulson J, Kearns D. Ergonomics and the physician executive. Physician Exec. 2010 May-Jun; 36(3):54-7. PMID: 20499523.
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      4. Solomkin JS, Mazuski JE, Bradley JS, Rodvold KA, Goldstein EJ, Baron EJ, O'Neill PJ, Chow AW, Dellinger EP, Eachempati SR, Gorbach S, Hilfiker M, May AK, Nathens AB, Sawyer RG, Bartlett JG. Diagnosis and management of complicated intra-abdominal infection in adults and children: guidelines by the Surgical Infection Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2010 Feb; 11(1):79-109. PMID: 20163262.
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      5. Solomkin JS, Mazuski JE, Bradley JS, Rodvold KA, Goldstein EJ, Baron EJ, O'Neill PJ, Chow AW, Dellinger EP, Eachempati SR, Gorbach S, Hilfiker M, May AK, Nathens AB, Sawyer RG, Bartlett JG. Diagnosis and management of complicated intra-abdominal infection in adults and children: guidelines by the Surgical Infection Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 15; 50(2):133-64. PMID: 20034345.
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      6. Bush RA, Mueller T, Sumwalt B, Cox SA, Hilfiker M. Assessing pediatric trauma specimen integrity. Clin Lab Sci. 2010; 23(4):219-22. PMID: 21140795.
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      7. Lovejoy AE, Bush RA, Pong AL, Hilfiker M. A male adolescent with left iliac thrombophlebitis and heterozygosity for factor V Leiden mutation. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Aug; 44(8):1640-2. PMID: 19635319.
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      8. Catanzarite V, Hilfiker M, Daneshmand S, Willert J. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal hepatoblastoma: case report and review of the literature. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Jul; 27(7):1095-8. PMID: 18577676.
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      9. Blakely ML, Lally KP, McDonald S, Brown RL, Barnhart DC, Ricketts RR, Thompson WR, Scherer LR, Klein MD, Letton RW, Chwals WJ, Touloukian RJ, Kurkchubasche AG, Skinner MA, Moss RL, Hilfiker M. Postoperative outcomes of extremely low birth-weight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis or isolated intestinal perforation: a prospective cohort study by the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Ann Surg. 2005 Jun; 241(6):984-9; discussion 989-94. PMID: 15912048; PMCID: PMC1359076.
      10. Hilfiker M. Disseminated actinomycosis presenting as a renal tumor with metastases. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Oct; 36(10):1577-8. PMID: 11584412.
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      11. Greenberg M, Frankville DD, Hilfiker M, Frenchville DD. Separation of omphalopagus conjoined twins using combined caudal epidural-general anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2001 May; 48(5):478-82. PMID: 11394518.
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      12. Hilfiker M, Hart M, Holmes R, Cooper M, Kriett J, Collins D, Allshouse M. Expansion and division of conjoined twins. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 May; 33(5):768-70. PMID: 9607496.
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