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About Me

I chose to apply in Obstetrics and Gynecology because I found it exhilarating to develop longitudinal relationships with my patients, and – in the event they need surgery – to provide for them as their surgeon. This continuity of care, along with the tremendous diversity from basic science to primary care across the entire age spectrum, uniquely situate the field within medicine overall.

I am ecstatic about the opportunity to train at UCSF. I was thrilled to find a department so dedicated to improving women’s health along every imaginable dimension and through innovative, compassionate care. At this institution, with it’s high concentration of smart, passionate people and some of the best research infrastructure in the world, I expect I’ll only be limited by my own imagination. Truly, what more could a person ask for?

Outside of residency, I love to share a game of catch with anyone who enjoys throwing a baseball around, and I enjoy picking up new DIY home improvement projects. However, I am most excited about exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area to the fullest while meeting as many new people as I can, preferably on the trail, around the table at an interesting restaurant, or over a beer at the pub!

Mark Wilcox, MD
Mark Wilcox, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Substance use, social determinants of health, health disparities, family planning



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2016 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD MD Medicine
2011 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Teaching Certificate Secondary Education
2009 Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA BA Chemistry

Research & Professional Experience


2015 Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins; Analyze cost-effectiveness of and indication for endometrial biopsy for women who underwent the procedure at a single hospital in the last decade.
2012-2014 NIDA, National Institutes of Health; Recorded in vivo spike activity in anesthetized mice and awake, behaving rats; coded a custom data analysis software package to analyze field potential recordings in mice.
2011-2012 NIAAA, National Institutes of Health; Investigated the effect of ethanol on the plasticity of dendritic spines in the mouse basal ganglia using an alcohol dependence model called “Drinking in the Dark.”
2009-2011 Baltimore City Public Schools, High School Chemistry Instructor; Developed and implemented a standards-aligned chemistry curriculum as an employee of the city’s school system and a 2009 corps member in Teach For America
2007-2009 Dept. of Chemistry, Grinnell College; Collaborated with professor to develop roadmap to molecular targets and optimized reactions in synthetic pathway toward a novel anti-tumor isoxazolidine.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2017 San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Julius R. Krevan’s Award for Clinical Excellence
2014 Community Service Award, Student Outreach Resource Center, Johns Hopkins
2013 William Walker Award, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins
2013 Diversity Recognition Award, Diversity Leadership Council, Johns Hopkins
2012 Service Scholarship, Student Outreach Resource Center, Johns Hopkins
2012 Highest Honors Poster Award, IRTA Poster Day, National Institutes of Health
2011 The Reginald F. Lewis Outstanding Teaching Award, Baltimore City Schools

Poster Presentations

Wilcox, M.V., Orlando, M.S., Rand, C.S., Record, J. Christmas, C., Ziegelstein, R.C., & Hanyok, L.A. (2015). Medical students’ perception of the patient-centered learning environment

Presented at: Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Toronto, ON CAN.

Haynes, M.R., Gaglani, S.M., Wilcox, M.V., Mitchell, T., Clever, S.L., DeLeon, V., & Goldberg, H. (2013). Learning Through Osmosis: A Collaborative Platform For Medical Education

Presented at: AAMC MedEdPortal Poster Session, Philadelphia, PA.

Wilcox, M.V., Kusumoto, I., & Bonci, A. (2013). Cocaine Induces Synaptic Strengthening of Inputs to the Insular Cortex

Presented at: AMA Research Symposium, AMA Interim Meeting, National Harbor, Baltimore, MD.

Wilcox, M.V., Mains, T.E., & Gadwal, S. (2013). Addressing Diversity in the Health Care Workforce: Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT)

Presented at: Action for Equity Poster Session, Urban Health Institute Social Determinants of Health Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

Wilcox, M.V., Sherazee, N., Sprow, G., Bock, R., Thiele, T.E., & Alvarez, V.A. (2012). Absence of Major Changes of Striatal Synaptic Morphology of A Mouse Model of Binge-Like Ethanol Drinking

Presented at: Postbac Poster Day, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Baltimore, MD.

Sherazee, N., Wilcox, M.V., Sprow, G., Bock, R., Thiele, T.E., & Alvarez, V.A. (2011). Morphological Analysis of Dendritic Spines of Medium Spiny Neurons of A Mouse Model of Binge-Like Ethanol Drinking

Presented at: Neuroscience 2011, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Oral Presentations

Mains, T.E. & Wilcox, M.V. (2014). MERIT: Supporting Tomorrow’s Health Care Leaders Today

Presented at: AAMC Medical Education Meeting, Chicago, IL.


Wilcox MV, Orlando MS, Rand CS, Record J, Christmas C, Ziegelstein RC, Hanyok LA. Medical students' perceptions of the patient-centredness of the learning environment. Perspect Med Educ. 2017 Feb;6(1):44-50. doi: 10.1007/s40037-016-0317-x. PMID 27987074

Mains, T.E., Wilcox, M.V., & Wright, S.M. Medical Education Resources Initiative For Teens program in Baltimore: A model pipeline program built on four pillars. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice. 2016, Jan-Apr; 29(1): 47-50

Wilcox, M.V., Cuzon Carlson, V.C., Sherazee, N., Sprow, G.M., Bock, R., Thiele, T.E., Lovinger, D.M., & Alvarez, V.A. Repeated Binge-Like Ethanol Drinking Alters Ethanol Drinking Patterns and Depresses Striatal GABAergic Transmission. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014, Feb; 39(3): 579-594.

Cui, C., Noronha, A., Morikawa, H., Alvarez, V.A., Stuber, G.D., Szumlinski, K.K., Kash, T.L., Roberto, M., & Wilcox, M.V. New insights on neurobiological mechanisms underlying alcohol addiction. Neuropharmacology. 2013, Apr; 67(C): 223-232.

Meyers M.J., Long S.A., Pelc M.J., Wang J.L., Bowen S.J., Schweitzer B.A., Wilcox M.V., McDonald J., Smith S.E., Foltin S., Rumsey J., Yang Y.S., Walker M.C., Kamtekar S., Beidler D., &Thorarensen A. Discovery of novel spirocyclic inhibitors of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). Part 2. Discovery of 7-azaspiro[3.5]nonane urea PF-04862853, an orally efficacious inhibitor of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) for pain. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2011, Nov; 21(21): 6545–6553.

Publications on PubMed