Founded in 2016, S-SPIRE is more than a center; it is a community of surgeon-scientists, dedicated to research that shapes policy and improves the value of healthcare. In addition to a wealth of evergreen professional development and study design resources, our team is available to collaborate on health services research projects. Join us for weekly work-in-progress sessions to experience—and contribute to—our culture of mentorship and collaboration. All are welcome. 


Our team aggregates a comprehensive list of funding opportunities from both within and outside Stanford University. 

Work-in-Progress Sessions

WIPs offer our Surgeon Scientists the opportunity to present ongoing research and receive feedback.


From our annual Mixed Methods Research workshop to writing and software bootcamps.

Research Resources

We have gathered a collection of resources to aid your career in academic surgery.  

Webinars & Tutorials

Intro to Qualitative Methods
Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, DrPH, MS
& Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH

Review of Quantitative Methods
Amber Trickey, PhD, MS, CPH

NVivo 14 - Better Together