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 locations throughout greater San Francisco including: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (Moffitt-Long Hospital), UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco), San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland. Our residents rotate through UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and California Pacific Medical Center.
The Department of Surgery has launched a new program, the UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies led by trauma surgeons, Rochelle Dicker, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia and Catherine Juillard, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Surgery. The Center's mission is to address the significant global burden of surgical disease, in which trauma alone is responsible for more deaths annually than HIV, malaria, and TB combined. The Center seeks to improve global access to quality surgical care in low-resource settings through research and education.