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Sherry M. Wren

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Palo Alto VA 3801 Miranda Ave Ste 112 G General Surgery Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 852-3461 Fax (650) 852-3430
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 852-3461
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> GI Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
  • Robotics
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Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - 2014)
  • Govenor, American College of Surgeons (2008 - 2014)
  • President, American College of Surgeons, Northern CA Chapter (2008 - 2009)
  • Chief of General Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System (1997 - present)
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, Stanford University Medical School Faculty Senate (2006 - 2008)
  • Chair, Committee on Student Promotion, Professionalism, and Performance, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2011)
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Honors and Awards

  • Alumni of the Year, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (2009)
  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, Commission on Cancer (2008)
  • John Austin Collins Memorial Award for Outstanding Dedication to Resident Teaching, Stanford University Department of Surgery (2007)
  • Kaiser Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Outstandng Teacher Award, Association of Surgical Education (2005)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques (2000)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1995)
Medical Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine IL (1986)
Fellowship: LAC and USC Medical Center CA (1995)
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PA (1994)
Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital CT (1989)
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine PA (1992)
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Community and International Work



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our research interests are primarily in global surgery, quality improvement and surgical oncology, especially gastrointestinal cancers.We have ongoing studies in medical management trials for post operative ileus, robotics, pneumonia prevention, telehealth, and care delivery in low income settings.


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