Welcome to the Division of General Surgery

HEALTH CARE

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.



RESEARCH

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. 

EDUCATION

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 12, 2024

Dr. Ruhle Joins MIS Section 

Dr. Brian Ruhle has been appointed to the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery effective September 1, 2024. Ruhle will be in the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery and practice mainly at Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley.

July 9, 2024

Dr. Liebert Receives AVAS Visiting Professorship Award

Dr. Cara Liebert is the recipient of the Association of VA Surgeons (AVAS) Visiting Professorship Award for 2024-2025. 

July 2, 2024

Meet Our New General Surgery Residents of 2024!

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