Hobart Harris, MD, MPH

Gastrointestinal surgeon

Dr. Hobart W. Harris, chief of General Surgery at UCSF Medical Center, is an expert in treating surgical infections and diseases of the pancreas and biliary system. He treats patients with complicated and often life-threatening conditions in the Complex Abdominal Surgery Program. His areas of expertise include pancreas and bile duct cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, islet cell transplantation for pancreatitis, gallstone disease, intra-abdominal sepsis and serious infections of the skin and soft tissue.

Harris earned undergraduate, medical and public health degrees at Harvard University, then completed an internship and residency in surgery at UCSF. After residency training, he completed a fellowship in heptobiliary surgery at the University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital and joined UCSF in 1994. Harris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous surgical and scientific societies including the American Surgical Association. His research focuses on surgical infections, innate immunity and inflammatory diseases of the pancreas.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0388
Phone: (415) 353-2161
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pancreas Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Patient Information and Appointments: (415) 353-9888
Administrative Inquiries: (415) 476-3270
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Hobart Harris

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1983

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 1993

Fellowships

University of Hong Kong, Heptobiliary Surgery 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Harris HW, Hope WH, Adrales G, Andersen DK, Deerenberg EB, Diener H, Dumanian G, East B, Fischer JP, Ureña MAG, Gibeily GJ, Hansson BM, Hernández-Granados P, Hiles MC, Jeekel J, Levinson H, Lopez-Cano M, Muysoms F, Pereira JA, Prudhomme M, Ramaswamy A, Stabilini C, Torkington J, Valverde S, Young DM. Contemporary concepts in hernia prevention: Selected proceedings from the 2017 International Symposium on Prevention of Incisional Hernias. Surgery. 2018 Apr 25.
  2. Primus FE, Young DM, Grenert JP, Harris HW. Silver microparticles plus fibrin tissue sealant prevents incisional hernias in rats. J Surg Res. 2018 Jul; 227:130-136.
  3. Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Harris HW, Epel ES. Burnout and Stress Among US Surgery Residents: Psychological Distress and Resilience. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1):80-90.

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