Welcome to the Division of General Surgery


Stanford's Division of General Surgery is made up of subspecialty sections in colorectal surgery, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, trauma/critical care and acute care surgery and surgical oncology (breast, gastrointestinal, hepatopancreaticobiliary and endocrine surgery), and general surgery at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.


Faculty in the division are involved in health service, education, technology, clinical trials, translational and basic research projects. These research areas are focused on a variety topics including healthcare delivery, health policy and disease-specific gaps in knowledge. The goal of the research being conducted in the division is to ultimately impact patient care and optimize health care delivery that results in improved patient outcome based on cost-effective strategies. 


We strive to provide an unparalleled opportunity for bright and highly motivated individuals to broadly acquire the skills, knowledge, clinical training and additional resources to become future leaders in surgery. Stanford has a long history of educating outstanding clinical surgeons beginning with our founding chair, Emile Holman, a Halsted-trained surgeon who served as Professor and Chair of the department from 1926 to 1955. His tradition continues to this day.

Division News

July 24, 2019

GenSurg Resident Wins AAST Scholarship

General Surgery Resident Dr. Josh Jaramillo has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery in Dallas.

"I am grateful for the scholarship and opportunity to attend the AAST conference," said Dr. Jaramillo. "This is important for me given my active duty commitment in the US Air Force and interest in trauma surgery."

Dr. Jaramillo will present a poster at the conference "National readmission patterns for traumatic rib fractures among elderly patients."

July 22, 2019

GenSurg Resident Receives 2 Grants

General Surgery Resident Dr. Sue Fu was award two grants to fund her salary during her professional development years while she earns a Masters in Health Policy. Dr. Fu was awarded the VA Health Services Fellowship, a two-year funding award through the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the Professional Development Research Grant through the Stanford Department of Surgery. In addition to out-of-pocket costs of cancer care, she will study the effects of Medicaid expansion on costs and outcomes of trauma and ACS surgery.

June 14, 2019

Resident Accepted Into HSR Training Program

Dr. Kirbi Yelorda, a resident in the Division of General Surgeon, has been accepted into the Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Program. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, trainees are not only supported financially but intellectually as well through a diverse coterie of mentors. General Surgery Residents Drs. Miquell Miller and Lindsay Sceats are also trainees in the program.

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