Minna Minsing Chen Wieck, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Minna Minsing Chen Wieck, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery

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Surgery - Pediatric




Locations and Contact

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180

Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

As a mother and surgical patient myself, I understand what it feels like to have a child who needs surgical care. Having other parents trust me with their children is a humbling responsibility so I take care of my patients as if they were my own child. I approach the care of my patients with a family-centered philosophy that is safe, honest, inclusive, clear, compassionate.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wieck is a general pediatric surgeon offering patient care related to all aspects of general, thoracic, and fetal pediatric surgery at UC Davis and at Shriners Children’s Hospital, Northern California. Her clinical interests include pediatric trauma and injury prevention, congenital malformations, and pediatric aerodigestive and endocrine disorders.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Wieck's research interests include pediatric trauma and injury prevention, surgical education, and quality improvement.


Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Trauma Program

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2006

Undergraduate School

B.A., Music, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2006

Medical School

M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2011


General Surgery, Oregon Health Science University, Portland OR 2011-2012


General Surgery, Oregon Health Science University, Portland OR 2012-2018


Research-Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 2014-2016


Pediatric Surgery, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago IL 2018-2020

Department of Surgery Students Teaching Award, Oregon Health and Science University, 2018

Pediatric Surgery Resident Award, Oregon Health and Science University, 2017

Students Teaching Students Award, University of Chicago, for medical student teaching excellence, 2011

Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), University of Chicago Chapter, 2010

Wieck MM, Silva T, Kohler JE. Changing Patterns of Pediatric Trauma During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatr Ann. 2022 Jul;51(7):e286-e290. doi:10.3928/19382359-20220504-07. Epub 2022 Jul 1. PMID:35858219.

Wieck MM. Response to: High-powered magnets still require high-powered vigilance: Next steps. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Aug;57(8):1714. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.02.016. Epub 2022 Feb 23. PMID:35321797.

Wieck MM, Kandel JJ, Mak GZ. Fighting the Moral Distress of Idleness. J Surg Res. 2020 Oct;254:348-349. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.05.054. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID:32526504.

Wieck MM, Cunningham AJ, Behrens B, Ohm ET, Maxwell BG, Hamilton NA, Adams MC, Cole FJ Jr, Jafri MA. Direct to operating room trauma resuscitation decreases mortality among severely injured children. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Oct;85(4):659-664. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001908. PMID:29554039.

Wieck MM, McLaughlin C, Chang TP, Rake A, Park C, Lane C, Burke RV, Young LC, Cleek EA, Morton I, Goodhue CJ, Burd RS, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Self-assessment of team performance using T-NOTECHS in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation is not consistent with expert assessment. Am J Surg. 2018 Sep;216(3):630-635. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.01.010. Epub 2018 Feb 1. PMID:29366483.