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An Enduring Commitment to Surgical & Teaching Excellence

The UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society is the alumni society of the UCSF General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency Program and is comprised of residents who graduated the program and associate members. Dedicated to surgical excellence, the society has long served as a forum fostering collegiality between surgeons in multiple diverse settings, from academic medicine to bustling community practices, nationally, internationally, and in the developing world.

Mission Statement: The Naffziger Surgical Society’s mission is to promote connection, scholarship, and mentorship between UCSF alumni, faculty, and trainees.

News & Events

Joel L. Ramirez, MD

1. How did you get interested in your research topic? I have always found aortic aneurysms to be fascinating and often dramatic. Their slow development over time allows for a clear window for treatment, yet operative management ca be very challenging and high-risk. Since my first days in the operating room with vascular surgery, I […]

2024 Naffziger Society Resident and Fellow Research Travel Award

The Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society (NSS) resolves to award an eligible Surgical Resident or Fellow who is part of the UCSF Department of Surgery postgraduate training programs recognition for research and scientific writing that is rigorous and worthy of academic dissemination. One $2000 prize will be awarded at the 2024 Surgical Research Day.  The […]

Nisha Parmeshwar, MD

1. How did you get interested in your research topic? Early in my residency with a particular interest in reconstructive surgery, I started looking into outcomes of our breast reconstruction patients at UCSF. I noticed that despite many surgeons routinely giving extended courses of oral antibiotics to post-mastectomy patients after implant-based breast reconstruction, our data […]

Scott L. Hansen, MD, FACS

Scott L. Hansen, MD, FACS, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and spent his childhood in various locations, including North Dakota, Chicago, Wisconsin, and Virginia. After completing high school, he initiated his college journey at Radford University and later transferred to George Mason University upon choosing a Pre-Med major. Dr. Hansen continued his education at Eastern […]

Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS

BIOGRAPHY Julie Ann Sosa, MD MA FACS is the Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine and affiliated faculty for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. […]