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UCSF Campus News
March 06, 2023
REF: Mandates May Help Reduce Health Care Inequities for Minorities, Low-Income Workers By Suzanne Leigh An estimated 300,000 additional employees received colorectal cancer screening in a two-year period, following mandated paid sick leave in 57...

UCSF Department of Surgery
February 03, 2023
On National Women Physicians Day, the Muriel Steele Society and the UCSF Department of Surgery honor the amazing team of women surgeons, scientists, learners, and staff that have made so many important contributions to improving the lives of our patients. About the Muriel Steele Society at UCSF The Muriel Steele...
Chancellor Awards for Diversity

UCSF Department of Surgery
October 27, 2022
Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion UCSF and the Department and Surgery are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Chancellor...

UCSF Department of Surgery
June 26, 2020
Since the first community-transmission of Covid-19 was identified in the United States on February 26, 2020, 1 the medical community has experienced an upheaval like never before. Looking to the experiences abroad, urgent steps were taken to reduce surgical cases and preserve inpatient capacity for a potential...
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UCSF Department of Surgery
August 02, 2019
Hueylan Chern, M.D., an associate professor in the Section of Colorectal Surgery, has been named the new Director of the UCSF Surgical Skills Center. The UCSF Surgical Skills Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, and it is one of the crown jewels of the Department’s teaching enterprise. It...
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UCSF Department of Surgery
December 29, 2017
UCSF Medical Center earned “high performance” ratings – the highest ratings possible – in eight common conditions and procedures in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey for 2017-2018, seven within the UCSF Department of Surgery: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Aortic Valve Surgery Colon Cancer...

UCSF Department of Surgery
August 05, 2016
Theodore R. Schrock, M.D., who had a storied career at UCSF, as a medical student, then a surgery resident, faculty member, Department of Surgery Chair and Chief Medical Officer for UCSF Medical Center, recently passed away at age 76. Theodore (Ted) Schrock was born and raised in Berne, Indiana. He lettered in...

UCSF Department of Surgery
April 07, 2016
The Winter-Spring 2016 issue of Inside Surgery focuses on how the new Mission Bay hospitals are enhancing surgical care. New surgical suites, for example, feature advanced technologies and resources that are optimal for patients. The move is also fostering research collaborations as our surgeons work in close...

UCSF Department of Surgery Resident Research Program
May 05, 2015
An abstract by UCSF General Surgery research resident Dr. Jessica Cohan, "Surgical Decision Making in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: The Patient Perspective", was recently selected for the category "Best of DDW" (Digestive Disease Week) by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). Dr. Cohan will...

UCSF Department of Surgery
December 08, 2014
The Depatment of Surgery has launched the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program. Led by Ankit Sarin, M.D., MHA , Assistant Professor of Surgery and Lee-Lynn Chen, M.D. Associate Professor of Anesthesia, ERAS is focused on the improvement of surgical outcomes, development of best practices in perioperative...