Hung Ho, M.D.

Hung Sy Ho, M.D.


Surgery - Acute Care Surgery

Surgery - General

Surgery - Gastrointestinal

Surgery - Robotic

Robotic Surgery




  • Chief of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Professor


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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

2440 West Covell Blvd, Suite 104
Davis, CA 95616
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UC Davis Medical Group - Rocklin

550 West Ranch View Dr., Suite 2005
Rocklin, CA 95765
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2858
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ho's clinical and research interests include laparoscopic and pancreatic surgery, colon and pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, reflux esophagitis, gall bladder disease, hernias, and colorectal disorders.


Gastrointestinal Surgery
General Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1987

B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1983

Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1987-1990


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1992-1994


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1990-1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1997

American Board of Surgery - Recertification, 2005

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

Association of Academic Surgery

Pancreas Club

Shock Society

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of University Surgeons

Honors and Awards

US Faculty Scholar, Vietnam Education Foundation, 2009

Gunther Schlag Memorial Research Award, 1999

Young Investigator Award, International Association of Pancreatology, 1998

Morton Levitt Research Citation, UC Davis School of Medicine, 1987

Scholar of the Year, Porterville College, 1981

Select Recent Publications

Chu QD, Zibari G, Ho HS. Surgical Volunteerism in Vietnam: Surgeons and Educators Strengthen the US - Vietnam Relationship. American College of Surgeons Bulletin. 2011. 96(11):12-18

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE Jr, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Women surgeons in the new millennium. Arch Surg. 2009 Jul;144(7):635-42.

Troppmann KM, Palis BE, Goodnight JE, Ho HS, Troppmann C. Career and lifestyle satisfaction among surgeons: what really matters? The National Lifestyles in Surgery Today Survey. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Aug;209(2):160-9.

Ho HS. Clinical usefulness of a treatment algorithm for pancreatic pseudocysts. Gastrointest Endosc, 67(2): 253-4. 2008.

Lee SL, Ho HS. Acute appendicitis: is there a difference between children and adults? Am Surg, 72(5): 409-13. 2006.

Mortenson MM, Ho HS, Bold RJ. An analysis of cost and clinical outcome in palliation for advanced pancreatic cancer. American Journal of Surgery, 190:406-411, 2005.

Nguyen NT, Anderson JT, Budd M, Fleming NW, Ho HS, Jahr J, Stevens CM, Wolfe BM. Effects of pneumoperitoneum on intraoperative pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surgical Endoscopy, 18:64-71, 2004.

Schlieman MG, Ho HS, Bold RJ. Utility of tumor markers in determining resectability of pancreatic cancer. Archives of Surgery, 138:951-956, 2003.

Anderson SE, Liu H, Ho HS, Lewis EJ, Cala PM. Age-related differences in Na-dependent Ca accumulation in rabbit hearts exposed to hypoxia and acidification. American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology, 84:C1123-C1132, 2003.

Stein M, Schneider PD, Ho HS, Eckert R, Urayama S, Bold RJ. Percutaneous transhepatic portography with intravascular ultrasonography for evaluation of venous involvement of hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumors. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, 13:805-814, 2002.

Ho HS, Frey CF. The Frey procedure. Operative Techniques in General Surgery, 4:153-167, 2002.

Nguyen NT, Goldman CD, Ho HS, Gosselin R, Singh A, Wolfe BM. Systemic stress response after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 194:557-567, 2002.

Nguyen NT, Ho HS, Fleming NW, Moore P, Lee SJ, Goldman CD, Cole CJ, Wolfe BM. Cardiac function during laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass: A randomized comparison. Surgical Endoscopy, 16:78-83, 2002.

Ueda T, Takeyama Y, Takase K, Hori Y, Kuroda Y, Ho HS. Hematin is one of the cytotoxic factors in pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid that causes hepatocellular injury. Surgery, 131:66-74, 2002.