ABOUT THE

UC DAVIS SURGICAL ASSOCIATION

Since its founding in 1966, UC Davis School of Medicine has grown into an internationally recognized leader in health education and biomedical research. The Department of Surgery was founded in 1968 with the founding first class of 48 students. The founding chair of the department, Earl J. Wolfman had created a complete surgical department that he successfully ran until he stepped down in 1977 after ten years of service as both Associate Dean for Surgical Sciences and Department Chair. Over the years the department had the privilege to be led by the following chairs:

Edward Hurley, Acting Chair, 1977-1978
William Blaisdell, 1978 -1995
James Goodnight, 1995 – 2008
David Wisner, Interim Chair, 2008-2011
Diana Farmer, 2011 – Present

The Department of Surgery now encompasses a wide variety of surgical specialties. These include bariatric surgery, burnsurgery, colorectal surgery,  cardiothoracic surgery,  gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, endocrinesurgery,  pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, traumaacute care and surgical critical care surgery,  vascular surgery, and oncologic surgery. The department's extensive surgical expertise, in combination with ongoing teaching and research activities, provide ample resources and advanced surgical techniques for patient care.

OUR MISSION

"Improving lives and transforming health care."

OUR VISION

"A healthier world through bold innovation."