The UC San Diego Department of Surgery

Dedicated to practicing and teaching surgical excellence while advancing the field of surgery

Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Surgery. Our Department prides itself on meeting health care challenges and pursuing medical breakthroughs while providing the highest quality patient care possible. We invite you to visit the UC San Diego Health website for detailed information on the surgical services we offer patients.

The primary function of any academic department of surgery is excellent patient care. Unless this main objective is achieved, the secondary missions of education, research, and public service will automatically suffer. Therefore, our Department places a great deal of emphasis on continuity in patient care. All physician members of the surgical faculty are clinicians, first and foremost. The Department maintains a thriving clinical enterprise, with faculty focusing on providing exceptional patient care, while educating future generations of surgeons and conducting innovative research.

Thank you for visiting the UC San Diego Department of Surgery.