UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies



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We are a center dedicated to leading and supporting academic global surgery.

Our Vision

  • To develop and conduct rigorous, high-impact, collaborative research aimed at improving access to high-quality surgical care in low-resource settings globally

  • To partner with organizations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to identify opportunities in research and education

  • To conduct epidemiological studies to understand the true burden of surgical disease

  • To implement and test interventions collaboratively based on the needs of low- and middle-income partners

  • To inform policy with the goal of directing resources commensurate with the burden of disease and cost of interventions

  • To train the leaders in academic global surgery and lead the field in professionalizing global surgery