Welcome to the Department of Surgery
The UC Davis Department of Surgery is among the highly respected surgical programs in the nation, with a strong legacy of clinical, scientific, and academic accomplishments. Our internationally recognized surgeons are at the forefront of pioneering innovative ways to advance surgical treatments and improve patient outcomes. Our efforts are echoed through our nationally ranked surgical research and clinical programs. We are committed to delivering world-class patient care and are passionate about training and educating the next generation of surgeon scientists and leaders.
The department is comprised 12 divisions, which encompass a wide variety of surgical specialties, centers and programs. Our surgical specialties include bariatric and metabolic surgery, burn surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiac surgery, endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, general thoracic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, oncologic surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, trauma, acute care and surgical critical care surgery, vascular surgery, and oncologic surgery.
2022 Annual Report
Over the past year, the UC Davis Department of Surgery has continued to build on our proud history of clinical and academic achievement. Our 2022 Annual Report highlights some of the many examples of our ongoing commitment to excellence in clinical care, innovative research, and surgical education. Click the link below to view our 2022 Annual Report.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
The UC Davis Department of Surgery is strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture that maintains a working and learning environment that is welcoming and supportive of people from all backgrounds. Our mission is to promote an environment that upholds dignity and respect for the many differences that make our department exceptional including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and age. We have an unwavering dedication to fostering an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity for the members of our faculty, our trainees, our team members, and most importantly, our patients.
We are dedicated to continuing the legacy once established by Dr. Claude H. Organ, former UC Davis East Bay Surgery Department Chair and Dr. Bill Blaisdell, former UC Davis Chair of Surgery. They believed that their greatest professional achievement was being able to pass down knowledge to many younger generations of surgeons. They encouraged diversity and inclusion in the field of surgery and were instrumental in promoting the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities. Decades later, progress has been made but much more needs to be done.
Sacramento is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities within the United States. As a department, we denounce sexism, racism, homophobia and discrimination in any form, and mitigate implicit biases, as these factors propagate health disparities and undermine public health. We will continue to invest in our students, trainees, faculty and staff in a commitment to eliminate inequities and structural racism and sexism in healthcare and academia.
A Quarter at Aggie Square - UC Davis Health Department of Surgery
Business Journal's "Table of Experts: Cancer Insights" with UC Davis Dr. Richard Bold and Dr. David T Cook
UC Davis Researchers Receive $1.2 million NIH Grant to Study Synthetic Data Use in Healthcare
UC Davis surgery chair named president of the American Surgical Association
Donors and recipients in six-way kidney transplant meet for first time
Vet student hopes to find cures to human and animal cancers after winning prestigious scholarship
Man loses 135 pounds for kidney transplant
Student-led program reroutes medical supplies destined for the landfill to communities that need them
Robert Canter Appointed as Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology
2021 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Washington D.C. [Virtual] Advocacy Conference
2021 AATS Cleveland Clinic Leadership Seminar Scholar: Honoring Our Mentors
Gholami highlighted in Oncology Times article on 3D Tumor Model Research
Callcut managing possible treatment for severe respiratory failure, a COVID-19 complication
Palmieri explains how burn injuries are occurring in kitchens during pandemic - Washington Post Article
Rare set of conjoined twins successfully separated in 24-hour surgery by Wong and team
Congratulations to Dr. Cooke on his induction into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
UC Davis surgeons on track to do record number of kidney transplants in 2020
Registration OPEN for Virtual General Surgery Residency Program Information Session
Jurkovich honored as Distinguished Professor
Godoy joins the Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Cooke accepted as Associate Member in American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Bold discusses Pancreatic Cancer with Sacramento's KCRA 3 News
Chen now Board Certified Medical Illustrator
Humphries accepted to iASPIRE leadership program
Callcut nominated for appointment as Acting Chief Research Informatics Officer
Congratulations to Christina Theodorou on receiving the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award for Resident Medical Staff!
Pu highlighted in article "Complex Surgery by multispecialty UC Davis team"
Carcamo to speak at UC Davis School of Medicine Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Graduation
AAMC.org article: Medical school graduation 2020: Some pomp under unusual circumstances
'A Global Effort': Public Health, Medicine, and International Education in the Time of COVID-19
Mell elected to membership in American Surgical Association
Brown featured by Women in Thoracic Surgery
Halabi American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Spotlight
Gholami awarded Association for Academic Surgery's 2020 Roslyn Faculty Award
Troppmann finishes her tenure as UCD Quarter Century Club President
Chancellor May awards Prof Wang as 2019-2020 Chancellor Fellow
Dr Lee L.Q. Pu Israel visit highlighted in 2019 ISAPS News Article
Department of Surgery faculty featured in Sacramento Magazine's Top Docs 2019
Farmer elected to ACS Board of Regents
Congratulations to our Clinician Health and Wellbeing Award recipients
2019 Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day October 16
Chief of Vascular Surgery Mell Facebook Live Conversation
Gholami 2020 recipient of Association of Women Surgeons Fellowship Grant
Congratulations to Clark for recent Annals of Surgery publication
In memoriam: Herbert A. Berkoff
Perez and Transplant team highlighted in KVIE Donate Life Visual Arts Contest video
2019 STS Political Advocacy Scholarship Awarded to Sarkeshik
Bold named Physician-in-Chief of UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center
Godoy awarded AATS Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship
UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing receive high national rankings by U.S. News
Canter clinical trial in cancer immunotherapy for Osteosarcoma and Melanoma highlighted in 2019 NCI DCTD Newsletter
Pu highlighted in 2019 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Newsletter for Face Transplant Procedure
2019 Department of Surgery Match Day Welcomes our New Housestaff Resident Officers!
Godoy highlighted in Univision video special "Surgeon, at Heart"
Potential long term treatment of hemophilia with stem cell-mediated gene therapy paper recently published
Pu highlighted in International Society ISAPS visiting professor to Korea program
New carotid artery disease treatment reduces stroke risk
Cardiothoracic surgery team brings advanced heart care to Mexico
UC Davis scientist and surgeon team take on pancreatic cancer with SU2C grant
Manja research thesis paper now on BMJ
Thoracic Surgery Faculty named 2018 Top Doctors by Sacramento Magazine
Sherazee & Xiong selected for 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future Scholarship
CIRM grant awarded to Farmer and Wang team for Spina Bifida research
Galante inaugurated as Associate Member in ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Patient Testimonial - Plastic Surgery
Tsurutani selected for ASMBS CBN Item Writing Task Force