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Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery

Contact Information

Campus Box 0570
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
415-476-2538 Office
415-476-2929 Fax


  • 1986-90, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • 1993-97, New York Medical College, M.D., Medicine


  • 1997-01, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 2001-04, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 2004-05, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief Resident, Surgery


  • 2005-07, Columbia University/Children's Hospital of New York, Fellow, Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Program Affiliations

  • Fetal Treatment Center

Clinical Expertise

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Birth Defects
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)
  • Robotics
  • Twin pregnancy complications


Dr. Shinjiro Hirose is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Treatment Center. Dr. Hirose completed his undergraduate education in 1990 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Before enrolling in medical school, he performed robotics research in telerobotics at the SECOM Intelligent Systems laboratory and at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories. 

After realizing that his true interests were in medicine, Dr. Hirose then went on to obtain his medical degree from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and matched in surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center where he completed three years of clinical training. Dr. Hirose then spent three years in the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center as a post-doctoral fellow investigating neural regeneration after spinal cord injury and its implications in fetal surgery for myelomeningocele. 

After his post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Hirose remained on and finished his clinical training at UCSF.  After his general surgery residency, Dr. Hirose completed his specialty training in Pediatric Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Hirose's interests and specialties include minimally invasive surgery, fetal and neonatal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, bariatric surgery, robotics, and surgical education. His research interests include fetal surgery for disorders of twin gestations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, myelomeningocele, and gastroschisis.



Most recent publications from a total of 46
  1. Derderian SC, Iqbal CW, Goldstein R, Lee H, Hirose S. Fetoscopic approach to amniotic band syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Feb; 49(2):359-62. View in PubMed
  2. Derderian SC, Trivedi S, Farrell J, Keller RL, Rand L, Goldstein R, Feldstein VA, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. Outcomes of fetal intervention for primary hydrothorax. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):900-4. View in PubMed
  3. Stieglitz E, Hsiang MS, Simko JP, Hirose S, Goldsby RE. Pulmonary coccidiomycosis masquerading as refractory metastatic ewing sarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jan; 36(1):e57-60. View in PubMed
  4. Jiang H, Zhang J, Lan D. A low-frequency versatile wireless power transfer technology for biomedical implants. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2013 Aug; 7(4):526-35. View in PubMed
  5. Shue E, Bolouri M, Jelin EB, Vu L, Bratton B, Cedars E, Yoke L, Byrne F, Hirose S, Feldstein V, Miniati D, Lee H. Tumor metrics and morphology predict poor prognosis in prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma: a 25-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1225-31. View in PubMed
  6. Quiros JA, Hirose S, Patino M, Lee H. Esophageal tracheobronchial remnant, endoscopic ultrasound diagnosis, and surgical management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar; 56(3):e14. View in PubMed
  7. Schecter SC, Courtier J, Cho SJ, Saadai P, Hirose S, Mackenzie TC, Miniati D. Hepatic portocholecystostomy for biliary atresia: a 25-year follow-up and review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):262-6. View in PubMed
  8. Nijagal A, Jelin E, Feldstein VA, Courtier J, Urisman A, Jones KD, Lee H, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. The diagnosis and management of intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestrations: a report of 4 cases. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug; 47(8):1501-5. View in PubMed
  9. Saadai P, Lee TH, Bautista G, Gonzales KD, Nijagal A, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Hirose S, Rand L, Miniati D, Farmer DL, MacKenzie TC. Alterations in maternal-fetal cellular trafficking after fetal surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1089-94. View in PubMed
  10. Gonzales KD, Douglas G, Pichakron KO, Kwiat DA, Gallardo SG, Encinas JL, Hirose S, Harrison MR. Magnamosis III: delivery of a magnetic compression anastomosis device using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1291-5. View in PubMed
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