Shana L Ballow DO, FACS

  • Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Critical Care/Trauma Surgery

Shana Ballow, DO, FACS, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery with the UCSF School of Medicine practicing in Fresno and teaching residents through UCSF Fresno.

Dr. Ballow received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, she completed her General Surgery Residency at University of California San Francisco Fresno were she also completed her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.

Dr. Ballow joined the Department of Surgery’s core faculty team in General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in 2012. In her role as teaching faculty, her activities consist of clinical and didactic education, mostly in the clinical setting. The students include a wide variety of educational levels, including medical students, general surgery residents, residents from other specialties rotating on the surgical service, and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery.

Dr. Ballow is a member of the American College of Surgeons and has been invited to present both nationally and regionally for her interests in trauma and critical care.

Education and Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, Fresno; Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fresno; General Surgery Residency
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fresno; General Surgery Internship
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO; DO Doctor of Osteopathy
  • University of California, Santa Barbara; BS Physiology and Minor in Exercise and Health


Licensure & Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • California State Medical License
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Department Affiliations

UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery