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

December 5, 2023

Drs. Kirane, Dionne Receive SCI Award

Drs. Amanda Kirane and Jennifer Dionne have received funding as one of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s March 2024 SCI Innovation Awards for their project: Label-Free Spatial Profiling of the Tumor Microenvironment for Therapeutic Prediction.  

December 5, 2023

Dr. Kin Assumes Wellness Director Role

Dr. Cindy Kin, an associate professor in the Division of General Surgery, will assume the role of Department Wellness Director.

November 28, 2023

Letter from the field: A Kigali Rotation Reflection  

Stanford General Surgery Resident Dr. Jung Gi Min writes a "letter from the field" during his international rotation at the Rwanda Military Hospital in Kigali.

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