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Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery

Contact Information

Campus Box 0570
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
415-476-2538 Office
415-476-2929 Fax


  • 1986-90, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • 1993-97, New York Medical College, M.D., Medicine


  • 1997-01, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 2001-04, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 2004-05, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief Resident, Surgery


  • 2005-07, Columbia University/Children's Hospital of New York, Fellow, Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Program Affiliations

  • Fetal Treatment Center

Clinical Expertise

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Birth Defects
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)
  • Robotics
  • Twin pregnancy complications


Dr. Shinjiro Hirose is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Treatment Center. Dr. Hirose completed his undergraduate education in 1990 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Before enrolling in medical school, he performed robotics research in telerobotics at the SECOM Intelligent Systems laboratory and at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories. 

After realizing that his true interests were in medicine, Dr. Hirose then went on to obtain his medical degree from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and matched in surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center where he completed three years of clinical training. Dr. Hirose then spent three years in the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center as a post-doctoral fellow investigating neural regeneration after spinal cord injury and its implications in fetal surgery for myelomeningocele. 

After his post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Hirose remained on and finished his clinical training at UCSF.  After his general surgery residency, Dr. Hirose completed his specialty training in Pediatric Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Hirose's interests and specialties include minimally invasive surgery, fetal and neonatal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, bariatric surgery, robotics, and surgical education. His research interests include fetal surgery for disorders of twin gestations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, myelomeningocele, and gastroschisis.


Featured Publications

  1. Images in clinical medicine. Azygous lobe.
    N Engl J Med. 2007 May 17;356(20):2082.
  2. Hirose S, Clifton MS, Bratton B, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Lee H.
    Thoracoscopic resection of foregut duplication cysts.
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2006 Oct;16(5):526-9.
  3. von Koch CS, Compagnone N, Hirose S, Yoder S, Harrison MR, Farmer DL.
    Myelomeningocele: characterization of a surgically induced sheep model and its
    central nervous system similarities and differences to the human disease.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;193(4):1456-62.
  4. Visser BC, Suh I, Hirose S, Rosenthal P, Lee H, Roberts JP, Hirose R.
    The influence of portoenterostomy on transplantation for biliary atresia.
    Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct;10(10):1279-86.
  5. Nijagal A, Sydorak RM, Feldstein VA, Hirose S, Albanese CT.
    Spontaneous resolution of prenatal megalourethra.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Sep;39(9):1421-3.