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

June 2, 2023

Inside SEW 2023: Stanford Surgery Recap  

Surgical Education Week is a combined meeting between the Association of Surgical Education (ASE) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).

May 30, 2023

Dr. Korah Joins Stem Cell Biology PhD Program  

General Surgery Resident Dr. Maria Korah has been admitted to Stanford’s Stem Cell Biology PhD Program.  

May 28, 2023

Companies testing tablet version of popular weight loss drugs  

CNN’s Paula Newton speaks with Dr. Dan Azagury, the Section Chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford University, about new drugs to curb weight loss and other health benefits.  

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