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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.

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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. […]

Research Resident Profile- Alexis Colley, MD

1. How did you get interested in your research topic? I first became interested in patient-doctor communication prior to medical school when I was volunteering at a local hospital. There, I began to see the importance of communication in shared decision-making and wondered about how to make things better for surgical patients. Since medical school, […]

Research Resident Profile- Nathan Brand, MD

1. How did you get interested in your research topic? My interest in global health has always been inextricably tied to my interest in global health. As a middle schooler I was introduced to medicine while accompanying my father on medical trips to Nicaragua. In medical school my interest evolved, and I became focused specifically […]