Stanford Surgery Research

Stanford’s Department of Surgery is a leader in all types of research, from basic science to clinical trials, and the translational research that bridges the gap.  The department is ranked 9th in funding from NIH nationally.


Our faculty, trainees, and staff members are published in peer-reviewed journals almost daily.

Holman Lecture

Join us for our annual research day. 


Listen as we explore the stories behind the research.

Clinical Trials

Learn how you can participate in one of our active clinical trials. 

Seed Grant Program

Our program supports work that addresses a clear and important gap in knowledge.

S-SPIRE Center

The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement, Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Center provides Department of Surgery faculty and trainees with research support including educational workshops, work-in-progress sessions and 1:1 consultations. Visit their website to learn about surgery-specific funding opportunities, upcoming classes, and more.