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International Leaders in Pediatric Surgery
In the operating room with Hanmin Lee, MD

Our Pediatric Surgery Team consists of internationally recognized leaders providing care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals at San Francisco and Oakland.

Our pediatric general surgery team takes a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care for all who need us. We collaborate with other highly-trained pediatric specialists and healthcare providers to ensure the highest standard of care for our patients and their families.

We provide comprehensive care for all pediatric general surgical conditions. Our team has expertise in advanced minimally invasive surgery, neonatal and fetal surgery, trauma care, pediatric oncology surgery, as well as more common conditions such as hernias and chest wall deformities.

Many of our trainees are now leaders in pediatric surgery throughout the country and our research has informed much of the evidenced-based approach for pediatric surgery throughout the world. UCSF and The Benioff Children’s Hospitals continues to be world’s leaders in Pediatric Surgery through clinical care augmented by research and training.

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Research & Innovations

Superb care of the fetal and pediatric patient and family requires not only productive clinical interaction of disparate clinical disciplines, but successful collaboration of diverse biological and physical science groups in the research laboratory. In our paradigm of surgical care, the problems of our small patients also become the motivation for investigators in the basic sciences to assist in the understanding of disease mechanism and develop new therapies to cure, ameliorate, or prevent previously untreatable birth defects.

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Meet the Team

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. 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.

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In the operation room with Lan Vu, MD
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Hanmin in surg
Taking care of children who need surgery is one of the greatest responsibilities and privileges any physician could have.
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