Pediatric Surgery

Bringing Excellence in Surgical Care to Children

The UC San Diego Pediatric Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent surgical care for infants, children, and adolescents. children and young people. Our surgeons are committed to treating a variety of conditions from diseases or injuries to congenital disorders. As board-certified in both surgery and pediatric surgery, we are trained to perform complex and specialized procedures including chest and abdominal surgery, cancer surgery, and transplants in children and young adults.

As academic surgeons from a top medical research center, we bring the latest advances in medical knowledge when we come to the operating room. Our surgeons are highly respected researchers who are working to develop better ways of understanding, diagnosing and treating the health problems that affect children.

Surgeons Specializing in Pediatric Surgery

  Timothy Fairbanks, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
John J. Lamberti, MD
Director, Pediatric Heart Program
Professor of Surgery
  Stephen Bickler, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
  Karen Kling, MD
Professor of Surgery
  David Lazar, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
  Nicholas C. Saenz, MD
Professor of Surgery
Hari Thangarajah, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Patient Care

UC San Diego teams with Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center of San Diego to provide surgical care for children and young people from throughout San Diego and the metropolitan area. We are devoted to excellence in care for our patients and their families.

Learn about the Pediatric Surgery Services at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Contact Us

Rady Children's Hospital
3030 Children's Way #107
San Diego, CA 92123

Office hours: Mon - Fri, 8am to 4:30pm

To schedule an appointment, please call 858-966-7711.