Jennifer Keller, M.D.

Jennifer Keller, M.D.


Pediatric Surgery




  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery


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3301 C St., Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lobbock, Texas, 2001

Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2001-02


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2002-07

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery,

Select Recent Publications

JM Burford, MS Dassinger, DR Copeland, JE Keller, SD Smith. Repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula via thoracotomy: a contemporary series. American Journal of Surgery 202(2):203-6, 2011.

PH Nguyen, JE Keller, YW Novitsky, BT Heniford, KW Kercher. Laparoscopic approach to adrenalectomy: Review of perioperative outcomes in a single center. American Surgeon 77(5):592-6, 2011

JE Keller, CJ Dolce, KC Walters, JJ Heath, RD Peindl, KW Kercher, AE Lincourt, BT Heniford, DA Iannitti. Effect of bacterial exposure on acellular human dermis in a rat ventral hernia model. Journal of Surgical Research 162(1):148-52, 2010.

CJ Dolce, JE Keller, KC Walters, D Griffin, HJ Norton, BT Heniford, KW Kercher. Laparoscopic versus open live donor nephrectomy: outcomes analysis of 266 consecutive patients. Surgical Endoscopy 23(7): 1564-8, 2009.

CJ Dolce, M Russo, JE Keller, J Buckingham, HJ Norton, BT Heniford, KS Gersin, TS Kuwada. Does liver appearance predict histopathologic findings: prospective analysis of routine liver biopsies during bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5(3): 323-8, 2009.

JE Keller, CJ Dolce, D Griffin, BT Heniford, KW Kercer. Maximizing the donor pool: Use of right kidneys and kidneys with multiple arteries for live donor transplantation. Surgical Endoscopy 23(10): 2327-31, 2009.

MJ Edwards, JD Lewis, TA Pritts, JE Keller, R Broadwater, R Robertson. Track configuration determines risk of driver injury in open wheel motor racing. American Surgeon 75(9):857-9, 2009.

MR McVay, C Boneti, CM Habib, JE Keller, ER Kokoska, RJ Jackson, SD Smith. Formula fortified with live probiotic culture reduces pulmonary and gastrointestinal bacterial colonization and translocation in a newborn animal model. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 43(1): 25-9, 2008.

JE Keller, D Stefanidis, CJ Dolce, DA Iannitti, KW Kercher, BT Heniford. Combined open and laparoscopic approach to chronic pain following inguinal hernia repair. The American Surgeon 74(8): 695-701, 2008.

JE Keller, WL Newcomb, WW Hope, CZZ Liao, AE Lincourt, BT Heniford. Letter to the Editor: Bursting strength evaluation in an experimental model of incisional hernia. The American Surgeon 74(1): 95-6, 2008.