Dr. Pierce's clinical interests focus on advanced laparoscopy, including bariatric, colon, foregut, solid organ and hernias. His research interests include surgical education and techniques, and implementation into training programs.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1999
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1995
Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2000
UC Davis Medical Center , Sacramento, California, 2005
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2006
American Board of Surgery, 2006
American College of Surgeons, Candidate Member
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Honors and Awards
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award, 2004
Paul R. Lipscomb M.D. Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics, 1999
Select Recent Publications
Asok Doraiswamy; Rasmussen, J.J.; Pierce, J.L.; Fuller, W.; Ali, M.R. The Utility of Routine Postoperative Upper GI Series Following Gastric Bypass. SAGES. 2007.
Troppmann, C.; Johnston, W.K.; Pierce, J.L.; McVicar, J.P.; Perez, R.V. Impact of laparoscopic nephrectomy on donor preoperative decision making and postoperative quality of life and psychosocial outcomes. Pediatr Nephrol, 21(7): 1052-1054, 2006.
Fitzgerald JT, Demos SG, Michalopoulou A, Pierce JL, Troppmann C. Assessment of renal ischemia by optical spectroscopy. Journal of Surgical Research, 122(1):21-28, 2004.
Kyles A, Gregory C, Griffey S, Bernsteen L, Pierce J, Lilja H, Morris R. Immunosuppression with a combination of the leflunomide analog, fk778, and microemulsified cyclosporine for renal transplantation in mongrel dogs. Transplantation, 75(8):1128-1133, 2003.
Troppmann C, Pierce J, Gandhi M, Gallay B, McVicar J, Perez RV. Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: A matched-pair pilot study. Transplantation, 76(2):426-429, 2003.
Troppmann C, Pierce J, Wiesmann K, Butani L, Makker S, McVicar JP, Wolfe BM, Perez RV. Early and late recipient graft function and donor outcome after laparoscopic vs open adult live-donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Archives of Surgery, 137(8):908-916, 2002.
Zohman G, Pierce J, Chapman M, Greenspan A, Gandour-Edwards R. Calcific myonecrosis mimicking an invasive soft-tissue neoplasm. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 80-A(8):1193-1197, 1998.