Department Highlights

Residency & Fellowship Programs at Stanford
Each program is fully accredited and in their most recent reviews were aluded for their excellence. See Residency & Fellowship Programs

Surgical Innovation Fellowship Program
Translate emerging ideas and technologies into improved in patient care in this exciting fellowship program. Surgery Outside the Box

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Surgery Events


**June 12, 2015  Four Seasons Hotel

17th Annual Emile F. Holman Lecture

Dr. Thomas M. Krummel
Emile Holman Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

"Sustaining Emile Holman's Legacy”

Grand Rounds

Surgery News


From benchtop research to international programs, the Department of Surgery provides exceptional patient care, delivers outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, and furthers the field of surgery through innovative basic science and clinical research. The tradition of academic and clinical excellence established by the first Chair, Dr. Emile Holman, in 1926 continues through Dr. Thomas Krummel and the work of 67 faculty, 130 adjunct and affiliated clinical faculty, 155 residents and fellows, and 250 staff. We are the 10th ranked Department of Surgery for NIH research funding granted. We occupy over 40,000+ sq ft of space in 19 different locations. 

Our faculty practice and teach at several sites throughout the region including Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente/Santa Clara, and Good Samaritan Hospital.