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

Minna M. Wieck, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Surgery - Pediatric

Surgery - Thoracic

Fetal Surgery



Locations and Contact

2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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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 pediatric general surgeon who specializes in providing surgical care for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions. Her clinical interests include pediatric trauma, congenital malformations, and pediatric endocrine disorders.

Research/Academic Interests

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


Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., B.S., 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


Surgical Research, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 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

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

Dean's Promise Scholarship, University of Chicago, 2007

Graduate with distinction in Music and Biology, Stanford University, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 2006

McLaughlin CM, Wieck MM, Rake A, Burke RV, Roesly H, Young LC, Chang TP, Cleek E, Morton I, Goodhue C, Burd RS, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Impact of simulation-based training on perceived provider confidence in acute multidisciplinary pediatric trauma resuscitation. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Dec;34(12):1353-1362. doi:10.1007/s00383-018-4361-y. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Zagory JA, Wieck MM, Lerner EB, Moody S, Falcone RA, Burke RV. Evaluation of highest level pediatric trauma activation criteria. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Nov;34(11):787-790. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001178.

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.

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. Published online 2018 Feb 1. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.01.010.

Wieck MM, Blake B, Sellick C, Kenron D, DeVries D, Terry S, Krishnaswami S. Utilizing technology to improve intraoperative family communication. Am J Surg. 2017 May;213(5):895-900. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.03.014. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

Wieck MM, Nowicki D, Schall KA, Zeinati C, Howell L, Anselmo DA. Management of pediatric intramuscular venous malformations. J Peds Surg. 2017 Apr;52(4):598-601. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.08.019. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

Wieck MM, Schlieve CR, Thornton ME, Fowler KL, Isani M, Grant CN, Hilton AE, Hou X, Grubbs BH, Frey MR, Grikscheit TC. Prolonged absence of mechanoluminal stimulation in human intestine alters the transcriptome and intestinal stem cell niche. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jan 24;3(3):367-388. Published online 2017 Jan 24. doi:10.1016/j.jcmgh.2016.12.008.

Thomas DM, Wieck MM, Grant CN, Dossa A, Nowicki D, Stanley P, Zeinati C, Howell LK, Anselmo DM. Doxycycline sclerotherapy is superior in the treatment of pediatric lymphatic malformations. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Dec;27(12):1846-1856. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2016.08.012. Epub 2016 Oct 22.

Wieck MM, Debelius JW, Spurrier RG, Trecartin A, Knight R, Grikscheit TC. The pediatric intestinal mucosal microbiome remains altered after clinical resolution of inflammatory and ischemic disease. Surgery. 2016 Aug;160(2):350-8. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2016.05.005. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Delemos D, Chen M, Romer A, Brydon K, Kastner K, Anthony B, Hoehn KS. Building trust through communication in the intensive care unit: HICCC. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 May;11(3):378-84. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181b8088b.