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We are dedicated to providing cutting-edge, compassionate care to our patients, conducting breakthrough research, and training the very best surgeons of tomorrow. Central to our success is a deep and unwavering commitment to preside over a welcoming and inclusive environment where all patients and team members are respected, valued and engaged.

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UC San Diego Health Celebrates Vaccine Super Station Milestones

Many Department of Surgery team members participated in this very worthy initiative to vaccinate thousands of San Diegans at Petco Park.

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Department of Surgery News & Events

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Q&A with Dr. Luis Cajas: Shifting Mentalities and Serving Patients in El Centro

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CFS is Expanding

Colorectal Surgery Receives Accreditation from NAPRC

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Researchers Design a Rapid, at-Home COVID-19 Saliva Test

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Department of Surgery Annual Report 2019-20

Annual Report

We are excited to share with you the UC San Diego Department of Surgery 2019–20 Annual Report. Preparing this report each year is an important exercise for the Department as we reflect on the past year and prepare for the next.

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Center for the Future of Surgery

Since its inception in 2011, the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) has been at the forefront of surgical teaching, training and innovation. CFS has held more than 1,800 courses and over 20,000 attendees have received training to improve their technical skills and build their clinical competencies. In 2019, the CFS went through an incredible expansion to become what is arguably the most comprehensive surgical training location in the country. Read about the Center's expansion.

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With your help, the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine is changing lives. Financial support from our community is critical to providing leading-edge surgical care to thousands of people every year. Your partnership enables UC San Diego's Department of Surgery to continue to serve our region's patients with the most expert care available.

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