Dr. Bryan M. Clary
Chair and Professor
Department of Surgery
Bryan Clary, MD, MBA, FACS is a board-certified surgeon who provides surgical care for patients with diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts at UC San Diego Health. He is a part of the gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer teams. Dr. Clary has extensive experience in performing surgeries associated with cancers of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. He is nationally recognized for excellent outcomes following these complex procedures.
Dr. Clary was recruited in 2015 to lead UC San Diego's highly ranked and widely recognized surgery programs as the Chair of the Department of Surgery for UC San Diego School of Medicine and as Surgeon-in-Chief for UC San Diego Health.
A native of the Imperial Valley, Dr. Clary completed undergraduate studies at UC San Diego in Bioengineering; earned his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco; and completed general surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He then performed a fellowship in advanced cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before returning to Duke to join the surgery faculty.
Dr. Clary served as chief of hepatobiliary surgery at Duke University Medical Center for 15 years, and as vice-chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. He earned numerous awards for his clinical care, teaching and research. His research is focused on developing new therapies for metastatic liver cancer and on improving surgical outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for cancers of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves on the executive councils of the Society for Clinical Surgery and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.