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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom

251 Turn Pike Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Troppmann specializes in laparoscopic, hernia and colorectal surgery. Her clinical interests include cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.


General Surgery
Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1988


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1992-1998

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Recertification, 2008

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Association of Academic Surgery

Association of Women Surgeons

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Western Surgical Association

Honors and Awards

UC Davis Medical Center, Women's Leadership Excellence Program, 2000

UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Women Chief Resident of the Year, American Medical Women's Association, 1998

Select Recent Publications

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Women surgeons in the New Millennium. Arch Surg. 2009.

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Career and lifestyle satisfaction among surgeons: What really matters? The National LIFESTYLES IN SURGERY. J Am Coli Surg. 2009

Mayer. K.L. Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course: Research Presentations. Journal of Surgical Research, 128: 174-177. 2005.

Frey CF, KL Mayer. Comparison of local resection of the head of the pancreas combined with longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy (Frey Procedure) and duodenum-preserving resection of the pancreatic head (Beger Procedure). World Journal of Surgery, 27:1217-1230. 2003.

Mayer KL, HS Ho, JE Goodnight Jr. Childbearing and child care in surgery. Archives of Surgery, 136:649-655. 2001

Mayer KL, RV Perez, HS Ho. Factors affecting choice of surgical residency training program. Journal of Surgical Research, 98:71-75. 2001.

Ho HS, KL Mayer. The etiology of systemic hypertension during laparoscopic surgery. Surgical Forum, 51:425-427. 2000

Bohringer CH, JS Jahr, S Rowell, KL Mayer. Severe hypotension in a patient receiving pemoline during general anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 91(1):1131-1133. 2000

Nguyen NT, KL Mayer, RJ Bold, M Larson, S Foster, HS Ho, BM Wolfe. Laparoscopic suturing evaluation among surgical residents. Journal of Surgical Research, 93:133-136. 2000.

Nguyen NT, SL Lee, KL Mayer, GL Furdui, HS Ho. Laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 10(3):151-153. 2000.

Harkin CP, EW Sommerhaug, KL Mayer. Unexpected complication during laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia, 89:1576-78.

Nguyen NT, HS Ho, Kl Mayer, L Palmer, BM Wolfe. Laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, 3:193-196.

Mayer KL, HS Ho, KA Mathiesen, BM Wolfe. Cardiopulmonary responses to experimental venous carbon dioxide embolism. Surgical Endoscopy, 12:1025-1030.