Students, Residents, Fellows & Faculty Development


The S-SPIRE Center focuses on all aspects of health services and outcomes research that pertain to surgical care. Our broad research goal is to produce collaborative work that informs policy for improved delivery and that informs interventions for improved outcomes. We provide research support to the Stanford Department of Surgery in research design, analysis, and grant-writing in the form of consultations and workshops. We conduct active investigation focused specifically on

·         Shared decision making

·         Coordination of care

·         Disparities in cancer care

·         Improvement science

·         Costs and outcomes

S-SPIRE Consultation Request Program

We are happy to help with consultation requests related to Health Services Research Projects. Please download and complete the form and email to and contact Ana Mezynski to schedule an in-person 30-60 minute meeting

Monthly Work In Progress (SOM CAMPUS)

Our monthly WIP session at Stanford School of Medicine features Stanford and guest faculty presentations of well-developed projects. This WIP takes place on the main campus and provides an opportunity to discuss high impact research, share a beer or soft drink with colleagues, and create synergy within the Stanford HSR/Surgery communities

Weekly Work In Progress (Arastradero)

Our weekly WIP sessions at 1070 Arastradero Rd feature trainees and faculty projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation. Anyone can attend and happy hour conditions apply here too