Department of Surgery
Clinical Excellence, Compassionate Care & Innovative Research: Taught by Example

The mission of the UCSF Department of Surgery is threefold: to develop the next generation of leaders in surgery; to provide outstanding quality clinical care that is cost effective, yet compassionate; and to make significant advances in scientific knowledge and clinical practice through basic and clinical research. Care of patients is what attracted our faculty and residents to surgery, and it continues to be our main focus.

The Department is comprised of seven divisions: Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. Our surgeons provide care at four major hospitals in  San Francisco: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and San Francisco VA Medical Center, as well as at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland. Our residents rotate through UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and California Pacific Medical Center.