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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


SAVE THE DATE! We will be welcoming the graduating 2022-2023 Chiefs into the Naffziger Society on Saturday, June 10, 2023, 12-3p in Golden Gate Park. The location this year is the Strawberry Hill Top (in the middle of Stow Lake)–there’s a bit of a climb (multiple trails up, the gentlest is the dirt road that […]

Research Resident Spotlight-Simon Chu

How did you get interested in your research topic? My interest in the field of genome editing dovetails with my passion for surgery as both disciplines allow me to think critically about problems and how to fix them, be it modifying the DNA code or mending tissues. I was amazed by the ability of genome […]

First Annual Lawrence W. Way Lectureship

Join UCSF GRAND ROUNDS on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 7-8 A.M. in honor of Larry Way and to hear speaker Carlos Pellegrini, MD Chair Emeritus, University of Washington, Department of Surgery and Past President of the American College of Surgeons…


How did you get interested in your research topic?  Medical and surgical training require a huge amount of effort and a very long time. I am interested in optimizing feedback and coaching in operative and simulation settings to make the training process as effective and efficient as possible. This has led me to pursue a […]

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 […]