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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

Hannah Decker-Resident of the Month

Hannah is a fourth year general surgery resident and a current research fellow in the National Clinician Scholar program. How did you get interested in your research topic?  My research focus is on how we might improve access to high quality surgical care in vulnerable populations, specifically those that are unhoused. Homelessness is such a huge […]

February Featured Member

Eileen Natuzzi, MD, MS, MPH, FACS Dr. Eileen Natuzzi has worked on health capacity building in the Solomon islands for 18 years. The featured picture is of Dr. Natuzzi in South Africa circa 1989. How you got interested in global surgery¬† From the time I decided to go to medical school I knew I wanted […]

Do you recognize this future surgical leader?

Check out the amazing sibling story of one of our exceptional Naffziger members! See the recent ACS Bulletin feature on Ed Chen, past president, respected mentor, and invaluable contributor to the Naffziger Society… SIBLING SURGEONS- ACS BULLETIN JAN 2023

Lawrence W. Way MD (1933-2022)

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Lawrence W. Way MD (UCSF Naffziger 1967), Professor Emeritus of Surgery and longtime Member of the UCSF Surgery faculty passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family. Dr. Way was one of the prime surgeons that propelled UCSF to its status as a world-class institution. He […]

ORLO H. CLARK M.D. (1941-2022)

We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Orlo Herrick Clark. Dr. Clark was a beloved member of the UCSF Surgery Family and an internationally renowned endocrine surgeon. He completed his general surgery residency at UCSF in 1973 and spent his entire faculty career as a member of the UCSF Department of Surgery. […]

Thomas Reed M.D. (1936-1922)

Thomas Reed, MD, (UCSF Naffziger 1971), a highly regarded retired surgeon and beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully at home in Sebastopol, California on October 9. Tom lived an extraordinary life and was surrounded by family as he succumbed to the effects of Parkinson’s disease.  Tom was born in Three Rivers, Michigan and was an […]