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  • Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioDr. Nassar holds board certifications in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care across the United States and Canada, demonstrating his unparalleled expertise in the field. Having obtained a Master of Science in Health Science Education from McMaster University in Canada, Dr. Nassar boasts an impressive educational background.

    Currently, he serves as the director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at Stanford University and is also the founder and director of the Surgery Resident Coaching Program. With over 12 years of clinical academic experience in top-tier tertiary care referral academic health centers throughout North America, Dr. Nassar's wealth of knowledge is truly remarkable.

    His clinical passions encompass trauma, acute care surgery, critical care, and a specialized focus on abdominal wall reconstruction. As a dedicated clinician-educator, Dr. Nassar is a certified simulation educator an ATLS and ASSET course director. His research pursuits primarily revolve around the enhancement of surgical education, with a particular emphasis on the acquisition of non-technical skills in surgical training programs.

    Dr. Nassar is committed to developing innovative assessment tools for trainees and investigating burnout among physicians and other healthcare professionals. With a strong presence both nationally and internationally, his influence in the realm of surgical education continues to grow and shape the future of healthcare.

  • Jeffrey Norton, MD

    Jeffrey Norton, MD

    Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInterleukin-12 is a Th1 cytokine. It is important in the cell mediated immune response. We are investigating its role as an anti-tumor cytokine to augment the immune response against cancer. We are planning a human trial.

  • David Oakes

    David Oakes

    Professor of Surgery at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTrauma, especially splenic and thoracic

  • Kenneth Perrone

    Kenneth Perrone

    Instructor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioKenneth Perrone is a fellowship trained colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical practice covers a wide range of problems related to the colon, rectum, and anus. In addition to his clinical practice, conducts research in Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement center focused on quantifying physician performance using sensors.

  • George A. Poultsides, MD, MS

    George A. Poultsides, MD, MS

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical trials of experimental diagnostics and therapeutics; outcomes analysis following combined modality treatment of hepatic, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal malignancies.

  • Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

    Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

    Thomas Krummel Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the design and implementation of advanced engineering technologies that facilitate data acquisition relating to clinical performance.

  • Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    BioDr. Carolyn Dacey Seib is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon and board certified general surgeon. Her practice is focused on surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

    Dr. Seib has clinical and research expertise in the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults, including primary hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Seib completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. She received her M.D. at the New York University School of Medicine and then attended residency in General Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Seib also completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at UCSF, during which she cared for patients with complex disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

    Dr. Seib focuses on providing individualized care for patients with thyroid malignancy, hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal disorders. She has received funding from the National Institute on Aging and the American Thyroid Association to study the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults and has a number of peer-reviewed journal publications on this topic that have received national attention, including being featured in the New York Times.

  • Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMultimodality treatment of rectal cancer
    Sphincter preserving procedures for rectal cancer
    Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
    Surgical education

  • Samuel So, MD

    Samuel So, MD

    Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThrough a 4 pronged comprehensive program: translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, promoting education, awareness and immunization and building partnership, we are working towards the development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Current research efforts focus on evaluating potential new diagnostic and treatment markers and novel targeted therapy for primary liver cancer.

  • David A. Spain, MD

    David A. Spain, MD

    David L. Gregg, MD Professor of General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur main areas of interest are
    1. clinical research in trauma and critical illness
    2. economics of this care
    3. PTSD and stress response after critical injury or illness

  • Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

    Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDefining the Impact of Injuries in the Elderly

  • Kimberly Stone, MD

    Kimberly Stone, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioKimberly Stone, MD is a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and melanoma surgery. She treats all conditions related to breast health including: breast cancer, high risk prevention and screening, benign breast disease, and conditions related to lactation.

    Dr. Stone completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at UCSF, where she trained in all aspects of breast surgical oncology, and melanoma surgery. Dr Stone performs all types of breast surgery including total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, wireless lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment. Dr Stone performs melanoma surgery including wide local excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and lymph node dissections for melanoma.

    Dr. Stone strives to deliver compassionate, patient-centered surgical care that is expert and evidence-based while at the same time customized to the unique needs of each patient. She believes that patient empowerment and education are at the heart of an excellent care team.

  • Candice N. Thompson, MD

    Candice N. Thompson, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
    Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2023

    BioDr. Thompson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology. She is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical Director for the Office of Cancer Health Equity.

    Dr. Thompson's clinical interests include treatment of women and men who have breast cancer, benign breast disease, genetic mutations, family history of breast cancer, or other breast cancer risk factors. Procedures performed by Dr. Thompson include lumpectomies (partial mastectomies), skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, simple mastectomies with aesthetically flat closure, oncoplastic procedures, benign breast lesion excisions, axillary node dissections, and sentinel lymph node biopsies.

    She completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Stanford University under the mentorship of one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. She completed her general surgery training at Georgetown University, where she was the co-administrative chief resident. She is passionate about equitable care and addressing healthcare disparities, especially in breast cancer.

    Dr. Thompson works closely with medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics, and other breast cancer specialists in a multidisciplinary setting to provide high quality, evidence-based, and individualized care. Dr. Thompson is a strong advocate for patient education and empowerment and strives to deliver compassionate care to patients and their families.

    Her research has focused on Nipple Sparing Mastectomies, Community Engagement for Breast Cancer in the Black Community, Immune responses during breast cancer treatment, and prognostic role of Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the management of breast cancer. She also has strong research interests in community engagement, health disparities, oncoplastic surgical options, and cancer biomarkers. She has delivered presentations on a wide range of topics related to breast cancer at national and regional meetings including NRG Oncology, ASBrS, ASC.

    For her scholarship and research achievements, Dr. Thompson has won numerous honors and awards. She has earned the resident teaching award during her chief year at Georgetown. She was awarded the Stanford Cancer Institute Clinical Innovation Fund Grant for her work in educating the Black Community about Breast Health and Breast Cancer (2022). She was also awarded the prestigious NCI Early-Surgeon Scientist Program (ESSP) Award to support her early career as a surgeon scientist(2024). She also serves on the AAS Academic Advancement Committee, NRG Oncology Surgical Oncology Committee, NCCN Breast Screening and Diagnosis Panel, and TOUCH Black Breast Advisor for Pink Table Talk.


    Dr. Thompson is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), and American Medical Association (AMA).

  • Jacqueline Tsai, MD, FACS

    Jacqueline Tsai, MD, FACS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests are focused on improving breast cancer surgeries. I am interested in novel techniques in surgery to improve cosmetic outcomes, minimize surgical re-excisions and possible augmented reality technologies to enhance surgery.

  • Jamie Tung, MD

    Jamie Tung, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioDr. Tung is a fellowship-trained surgeon in the Stanford Health Care Chest Wall Surgery Program. He is a clinical instructor in the Stanford Medicine Department of Surgery.

    His areas of expertise include trauma, general, and critical care surgery. He excels at the surgical treatment of chest wall injury, including stabilization of rib fractures.

    In his research, Dr. Tung has investigated gastrotomy tube complications. He has participated in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma study of the surgical treatment of liver injury. Other research interests include massive transfusion strategies and education regarding pre-hospital trauma management.

    Dr. Tung has co-authored articles on complications of hernia surgery and other topics. His work has been published in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Case Reports in Surgery. He also co-authored a chapter on chest wall surgery in the Textbook of Emergency General Surgery.

    Dr. Tung has made presentations at the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Academic Surgical Congress, and other conferences. Topics include massive transfusions, prehospital trauma care, burn resuscitation, and complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in trauma patients.

    He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Chest Wall Injury Society, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Association for Academic Surgeons. He is a member of the Stanford Medicine Trauma Committee and other committees. He has worked as and is a certified emergency medical technician (EMT) as well as a tactical physician. He also has served as a “Stop the Bleed” instructor with Stanford Medicine as well as with other institutions where he practiced previously.

    Dr. Tung is fluent in English and Cantonese. He is proficient in Mandarin.

  • Brendan C. Visser, MD

    Brendan C. Visser, MD

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Visser's research interests span the breath of his clinical practice. Areas of active research include the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers, technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery, and trends in the management of hepatobiliary cancers in California, focusing on socioeconomic and instituional barriers to appropriate care.

  • Irene Wapnir, MD

    Irene Wapnir, MD

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical trials in operative procedures such as Nipple-sparing mastectomy, arm lymphatic mapping, skin perfusion and Treatments for Breast Cancer, especially local recurrence. Dr. Wapnir is institutional Principal Investigator and Chair for National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research includes exploring the activity of breast iodide transporter in breast cancer brain metastasis.