Welcome to Stanford Surgery! And congratulations on choosing surgery! We're honored you're considering our program as a place you want to spend the next seven years of your life. As we navigate another pandemic year, we know not everyone will be able to make it to campus in person. We hope our hybrid options—like the virtual tours and videos below—will allow you to get to know us from wherever you are. Good luck in the Match!
Sept. 15 - Registration Opens
Feb. 1 - Ranking Opens
March 2 - Rank Order List Certification Deadline
March 18 - Match Day!
500p - New Stanford Hospital
The new Stanford Hospital opened November 17, 2019. The 824,000-square-foot, seven-story medical building features 368 private patient rooms and 28 state-of-the-art operating rooms. It is the only Level 1 trauma center between San Francisco and San Jose.
Kaiser Santa Clara
The Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center serves more than 400,000 members in the Santa Clara service area.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH)
Lucile Packard Childen's Hospital is located adjacent to the Stanford Hopsital in Palo Alto. With the opening of the new building in December 2017, the hospital gained an additional 149 patient beds and has a total of 13 operating rooms, more than any other children’s hospital in Northern California. As of 2021, LPCH has placed nationally in all 10 ranked pediatric specialties on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey and placed in the top 10 on the national honor roll list.
VA Palo Alto
The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto operates nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary serving more than 85,000 enrolled veterans.
"At Stanford Surgery, we work hard and we play hard. We take wellness seriously, because we know that if our faculty, trainees, and staff are burnt out that it will negatively impact patient care, their personal lives, and their professional fulfillment."
-Dr. Mary Hawn, Department Chair
In addition to the school-wide Stanford Well MD/PhD Program, our department's Balance in Life Program (BIL) has been helping residents bring their best selves to work for almost a decade. From meetings with sports psychologist Lisa Post to day-long team building events, BIL is dedicated to physical, psychological, professional, and social wellness of all our trainees. Originally developed by General Surgery, the program now includes vascular and plastic surgery.
Life outside Stanford, is incredibly varied. Within a few hours of campus are natural wonders including Big Sur and Yosemite National Park; cities with world-class food, museums, and sporting events; and pristine public beaches. Whether you prefer to ski, surf, hike, bike, or go wine tasting, everything is all right here.
Dr. Tom Krummel, the former chair of Stanford Surgery and current director of Biodesign, presents "Does Silicon Valley have a secret sauce?"
TECI Director Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, is spearheading the Surgical Metrics Project. It's the first time the American College of Surgeons has partnered with a university to do a pilot study around quantifying the surgical process. Her goal: use data from wearable technologies to improve surgical decision-making.
Stanford Surgery's Innovation Council presented "Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation" at department grand rounds on Tuesday, January 26, 2020.