Rivfka Shenoy, MD

Rivfka Shenoy, MD


Dr. Rivfka Shenoy is a general surgery resident at UCLA. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Neuroscience (Biology Track). She earned her medical degree from New York University, as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. At NYU she helped form and contribute to a large GI Surgical Oncology collaborative, which has yielded progress in both adrenocortical carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma research. Dr. Shenoy was born and raised in Portland, OR and has an interest in Indian dance forms and hiking.

Career Interests: Dr. Shenoy hopes to establish a career as an academic surgeon with focus on health-outcomes research. Clinically, she plans to pursue an expertise in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Research Interests: Her research interests include examining the use of narcotics used in the perioperative settings. Her goals are to understand how to decrease excess prescriptions through prescription standardization and patient and physician education. She hopes to gain a deeper perspective into the decision-making processes used for prescribing habits. She has been awarded the 2018 Gerald S Levey Surgical Award Grant for her proposed study.

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