Department of Surgery
Our mission is to deliver comprehensive, quality patient care that is responsive to the needs of the San Diego region as a whole and of the local community, provide training and education for physicians and allied health professionals, and expand medical knowledge through clinical and basic science research.About Us
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
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.
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With your help, our department is changing lives. Financial support from our community is critical to providing leading-edge surgical care to thousands of people every year. Your partnership enables us to continue to serve our region's patients with the most expert care available.
Our research is advancing new ideas, developing new surgical techniques, and deepening our understanding of the pathophysiology of surgical diseases.
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.
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.
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.
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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