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James R. Macho, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery
Director, Critical Care
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

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  • 1971  Boston College B.S. Biology
  • 1973  Rutgers University,The Graduate School, NJ,  M.S. Physiology & Biophysics
  • 1980  Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, M.D. Medicine
  • 1980-81  University of California, San Francisco, Intern General Surgery
  • 1981-85  University of California, San Francisco, Resident General Surgery
  • 1985-86  University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident General Surgery
  • 1983-84  University of California, San Francisco, Fellow Critical Care Medicine
  • 1987  Certification, American Board of Surgery
  • 1988  Certification, Added Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Surgery
  • 1995, 2006  Recertification, American Board of Surgery
  • 1998, 2007  Recertification, Added Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine
  • Division of General Surgery
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • CPMC
  • Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society

James R. Macho, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a laparoscopic, breast, general surgeon, and specialist in surgical critical care. He is an Emeritus Professor of Surgery at UCSF and Director of Critical Care Medicine at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Dr. Macho received his MD from Harvard Medical School, thereafter completing the general surgery residency program at UCSF and a fellowship there in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Macho is a member of numerous professional organizations, having held a leadership position in many including President, Northern California Chapter, Am. Coll. of Surgeons, Governor, American College of Surgeons, Vice-President, San Francisco Surgical Society, Executive Board, California Academy of Medicine,President, San Francisco Surgical Society, Executive Board, California Academy of Medicine and, most recently, President of the prestigious Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society from 2011-12. 

Dr. Macho is an author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters on surgery.

    Berber E, Engle KL, String A, Garland AM, Chang G, Macho J, Pearl J and Siperstein AE.  Selective  use of tube cholecystostomy with interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis.  Arch. Surg.  135: 341-346, 2000.
  2. Siperstein A, Pearl J, Macho J, Hansen P, Gitomirsky A and Rogers S.  Comparison of laparoscopic ultrasonography and fluorocholangiography in 300 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surg. Endoscopy  13: 113-117, 1999.
    Sherman, V., Macho, J.R. and Brunicardi, F.C., Inguinal Hernias.  In: Schwartz:  Principles of Surgery, 9th Edition, Brunicardi, F.C., et. al. Eds., Chicago,
    McGraw -Hill, 2009.
  4. Macho, JR and Schecter, W.P  Care of Patients with Environmental Injuries.  In:  
    Critical Care Diagnosis and Treatment, Third Edition  Bongard, F.S. and Sue, D.Y.,  Eds., Norwalk, Appleton & Lange, 2008.
  5. Macho, J.R., Lewis, FR, and Krupski, WC.  Management of the injured  
    patient.  In: Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment, Way, LW, Ed.,  
    Norwalk, Appleton & Lange, 2002.