University of California San Francisco

James R. Macho - 144
James R. Macho, MD

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

909 Hyde St., Suite 325
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 775-2795
Fax (415) 775-3025
[email protected]


    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.



    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

    Board Certifications

    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

    Program Affiliations

    Division of General Surgery
    UCSF Department of Surgery
    Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
    Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society