Mission and Vision


The mission of the General Surgery Program is to:

  • provide outstanding clinical training in a strong academic environment
  • develop future academic leaders in Surgery through a commitment to their professional development
  • create an environment that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all



The General Surgery Program at Stanford is dedicated to inventing the future of surgical care by:

  • healing through incomparable surgical skills and compassion
  • pioneering cutting-edge research
  • developing the next generation of leaders¬†