The Division of Clinical Anatomy’s lab and learning resource facilities are configured to support the instruction of human anatomy at all levels. The Division offers a growing array of for-credit courses to students matriculated at Stanford, from foundational requirements for degree programs to engaging electives that connect the study of human anatomy to nearly every medical discipline. Additionally, they operate a two-week summer course for high school and pre-med students.
The Division also operates Stanford’s Willed Body Donation Program.
The Division of General Surgery encompasses a variety of clinical procedures including gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology (covering breast, liver, pancreas, colon and rectal, and other cancers), bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, and colon and rectal surgery.
The Division is also actively involved in clinical trials and boasts active labs in cancer biology, breast cancer research, trauma/surgical critical care, nanobiology, and the genomics of hepatocellular carcinoma.
The General Surgery Residency Program offers seven categorical positions with two categorical tracks (5+2 or SASS) and two preliminary tracks (PGY1 & 2). Applicants can apply to one or both tracks. The Division also offers several fellowship opportunities including abreast fellowship, HPB fellowship, MIS fellowship, and surgical critical care fellowship.
The Division of Pediatric Surgery serves a broad spectrum of infant's and children's surgical needs, including minimal access surgery that reduces hospital stays and speeds recovery; specializing procedures in esophageal, gastrointestinal, colorectal, thoracic, oncologic, bariatric, and fetal surgery.
Educational opportunities at the division include a two-year, ACGME-accredited surgery training fellowship that offers comprehensive clinical care and research opportunities. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital also offers a one- to two-year postgraduate staff position to those interested in developing an academic career in pediatric surgery.
The Division is also actively pursuing groundbreaking research at the Hagey Lab for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine. Research areas include innovative therapies for short bowel syndrome, metabolic dysfunction in premature infants, drug delivery for neuroblastoma, and feedback-control device for chest wall correction.
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery including: craniofacial surgery (cleft lip and palate), cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, and microvascular reconstruction.
Educational opportunities in the division include a seven-year residency program, one-year fellowships or clinical instructorships, and clerkships.
The Division conducts a variety of clinical research projects in addition to basic and translational research in multiple laboratories.
The Division of Vascular Surgery is the largest academic vascular unit in the Western United States, with 17 full-time clinical faculty working at seven separate locations in the SF Bay Area. As the only fully-integrated vascular medicine section in the region, their specialists can help patients assess and manage vascular health issues with both medical and surgical solutions.
In post-graduate medical education, Stanford is recognized as an elite vascular training program, offering both ACGME-accredited integrated (0 + 5) and independent (5 + 2) training formats. The program finishes three graduates per year.
In basic, translation, and clinical research, the Division of Vascular Surgery is also best in class: from 2010 to 2014, on a per-capita basis, Stanford received more NIH-sponsored research funding than any other American academic vascular unit.
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans.
Founded in 1996, the center addresses the gaps in the fight against hepatitis B through a four-pronged approach with the ultimate goal of eliminating the transmission and stigma of hepatitis B and reducing the number of deaths from liver cancer and liver disease caused by chronic hepatitis B.
The Goodman Surgical Education Center’s cache of programs, simulation and teaching tools offer an immersive educational experience for medical students and residents. Their surgical PGY level-specific curriculum targets the specific needs of each resident year and provides a logical progression from basic skills to advanced procedures and leadership training.
Additionally, the Center offers a two-year Surgical Education Fellowship as well as a year-long Clinical Teaching Seminar Series.
The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement and Education Center (S-SPIRE) is committed to
• improving the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation;
• promoting a surgical health services research community through mentorship and collaboration; and
• developing innovative mixed methodologies.
In addition to monthly and weekly work-in-progress sessions and methodology workshops, the Center also provides consultations for health services research projects and hosts a boot camp for surgery residents during their professional development years and a mixed methodologies workshop in the spring.
The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign is a collaborative, hands-on training program focused on educating and empowering the next generation of health technology innovators. Biodesign’s portfolio of educational opportunities includes its year-long Innovation Fellowship program for experienced engineers, doctors, and business people, a fellowship program for Stanford faculty, graduate and undergraduate courses, and an executive education program.
The Stanford Department of Surgery is proud to participate in this dynamic program at the intersection of medicine, engineering, and business.