What is a Pediatric Surgeon?
When your child needs medical treatment, you want him or her to have the very best care available. So it stands to reason that if your child needs an operation, you will want to consult with a pediatric surgeon who is qualified and experienced with the special needs of children.
For more information about the speciality and training requirements of pediatric surgery please visit the website of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
The Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Children's Hospital is dedicated to the care of children. We provide expert surgical care of fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions. Dr.Hanmin Lee, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, and his colleagues Drs. Michael Harrison, Shinjiro Hirose, Tippi MacKenzie, Benjamin Padilla, and Lan Vu deliver state of the art treatment to children with surgical problems. Each surgeon is board certified in pediatrics and confines their practice exclusively to children.
Our surgeons are internationally recognized leaders in the fields of pediatric surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, and birth defects. Our team of surgeons work in conjunction with a full spectrum of pediatric subspecialists to provide comprehensive care to children.
The history of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF is long and rich and begins with a single surgeon: Dr. Alfred deLorimier. For detailed account read our Division History page.
UCSF Fetal Treatment Center
The Division of Pediatric Surgery is also directly connected with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. The Fetal Treatment Center combines the talents of specialists in pediatric surgery, genetics, obstetrics/perinatology, radiology, nursing, and neonatal medicine. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Harrison, the Fetal Treatment Center was the first institution to develop fetal surgery techniques. The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF over 2 decades ago.