Welcome to the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego

We are dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate care for our patients, conducting breakthrough research, and educating the top doctors of the future.

John F. Hansbrough Memorial Lecture

Established in 2003, to honor the life and work of John F. Hansbrough, MD, the annual Hansbrough Memorial Lecture brings to campus the country's top minds in burn surgery and research. This year's lecture features Richard J. Kagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief of Staff Emeritus, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, and Professor of Surgery – Retired, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan will present on 45 Years of Pediatric Burn Care: The Cincinnati Experience on June 21, 2017. 

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Clinical Challenges

​The Department of Surgery at UC San Diego is pleased to present Clinical Challenges, cases that aim—in 800 words or less!—to showcase the Department’s most interesting and important clinical procedures, and in doing so, to share what we’re learning and strengthen the community of practice across the sub-specialties. 

In the first case, Division Interim Chief John Lane and Research Fellow Tazo Inui, review experience tackling an infected aortic endograft, a feared complication with a multidisciplinary solution.

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