Launched in 2014 by a group of medical students under the mentorship of Tracey Dechert, MD, BUSM Assistant Professor of Surgery and Trauma Surgeon at BMC, the group has provided a home for residents, medical students, faculty and staff looking to combine their interest in surgery with their passion for serving the underserved.


Leadership Board



Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS

As a trauma surgeon with a passion of caring for the underserved and involvement in surgical education, the combination of these interests naturally have led to the formation of our group Socially Responsible Surgery. started in 2014, SRS aims to identify opportunities for leadership, research and collaboration in the training of surgeons committed to surgical equity. Nothing is more rewarding than the training of surgery residents and medical students with an emphasis on social issues.


Temple University School of Medicine
Doctor Medicine, 2001

Medical College of Virginia
General Surgery Residency

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department of Traumatology & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship


  • General surgery, Acute care & trauma surgery

  • Geriatric Trauma, Pelvic fractures

  • Trauma Recidivism


Sabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH







  • Global Health

  • Long term quality of life after trauma

  • Palliative care in surgical ICU settings

  • Resident education and well-being





University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 2008

University of Washington
General Surgery Residency,  Masters in Public Health

University of Michigan Hospitals                   Surgical Critical Care


Lisa Allee, LICSW, MSW

As a clinical social worker and the Director of Injury Prevention and the Community Violence Response Team, the mission and goals of SRS naturally align with mine.  I am devoted to ensuring equal access to care and services for those at Boston Medical Center with a focus on serving the underserved.  With SRS we can tackle the many social determinants of health as a group and educate the future surgical leaders to continue this work in their own careers


research fellow, c0-founder

Megan Janeway, MD

A 3rd year general surgery resident at Boston Medical Center and one of the founding member of Socially Responsible Surgery. She is currently she is pursuing a two-year NIH T32 Research Fellowship on the impact of socioeconomic factors on surgical outcomes.


  • Health Disparities

  • Community partnership

  • Political Advocacy


Boston University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 2015

Boston University Medical Center
General Surgery Residency



Kara Kleber, MD MA

A 1st year general surgery resident at UC Davis medical center, Dr. Kleber is interested in improving surgical outcomes in patient with low medical literacy.


Boston University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center
General Surgery Residency


  • Surgical outcomes

  • Health education and literacy

  • Political advocacy 



Diane Haddad, MD.  

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Surgery Residency

Matthew Flemming, MD

  • Yale University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency

Thiago Oliviera, MD, MPH

  • Boston University Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency

Nichole Starr, MD, MPH

  • University of California-San Francisco, General Surgery Residency

Tyler Robinson, MD, MPH

  • Albany Medical Center, General Surgery Residency