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We are dedicated to providing cutting-edge, compassionate care to our patients, conducting breakthrough research, and training the very best surgeons of tomorrow. Central to our success is a deep and unwavering commitment to preside over a welcoming and inclusive environment where all patients and team members are respected, valued and engaged.


Our research is advancing new ideas, developing new surgical techniques, and deepening our understanding of the pathophysiology of surgical diseases.

Programs & Projects


Our programs provide the opportunity to train in clinical care and research with highly respected experts and innovators in surgery at state-of-the-art training and research facilities.

Education & Training

Patient Care

Our surgeons, experienced nursing staff and other team members are nationally recognized and bring the most advanced care to patients every day.

Surgical Specialties

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Ranked #1 Best Hospital

UC San Diego Health ranked #1 in San Diego and #5 in California by 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report, placing it among the nation’s best health care providers.

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2020-21 Annual Report

These reports lay witness to the incredible transformation of our programs and document important events that have forged our present identity. They tell a story of rapid growth, unparalleled success, new faces and new ideas.

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Center for the Future of Surgery

Since its inception in 2011, the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) has been at the forefront of surgical teaching, training and innovation. CFS has held more than 1,800 courses and over 20,000 attendees have received training to improve their technical skills and build their clinical competencies. In 2019, the CFS went through an incredible expansion to become what is arguably the most comprehensive surgical training location in the country. Read about the Center's expansion.

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