About me

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 cares for 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 research focuses on surgical infections, innate immunity and inflammatory diseases of the pancreas.

Harris earned his undergraduate and medical degrees, as well as a master of public health degree, at Harvard University. He completed a residency in surgery at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital. He joined UCSF in 1994.

Harris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous surgical and scientific societies, including the American Surgical Association.

  • Education

    Harvard University School of Medicine, 1983

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery, 1993

  • Fellowship

    University of Hong Kong, Heptobiliary Surgery, 1994

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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