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Multidisciplinary Patient Care, Innovative Research,  Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Academic Surgery

The Division of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco has a long, proud tradition of excellence in clinical care, surgical education, and research. Building on a foundation of outstanding achievement, we have entered the 21st Century with 41 full-time academic and 64 clinical faculty members. Our academic enterprise extends over four principal teaching hospitals and two affiliated institutions, certifying the breadth and depth of our commitment to public service, dedication to training future leaders in surgery, and the tireless pursuit of knowledge.

UCSF has a well-established and deserved reputation for preeminent patient care services, much of which is anchored in our Division's world-class programs in surgery of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum, thyroid and parathyroids, breast, melanoma, obesity, and the management and prevention of acute traumatic injuries.

UCSF Medical Center earned a “high performance” rating – the highest rating possible – for colon cancer surgery, and was ranked as one of the best hospitals for Gastroenterology
 and Gl Surgery in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey. 

For well over a century, a parade of remarkable men and women have labored to enlighten where there was darkness, to educate where there was ignorance, and perhaps
most importantly, to comfort where there was suffering. Our faculty continues to make seminal contributions to the treatment of surgical diseases. From pioneering minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat diseases of the esophagus, to revolutionary approaches to delivering comprehensive care to women with breast cancer. The tradition of innovative clinical care remains vibrant and central to our mission.