Sherry M. Wren MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

Sherry M. Wren MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

General surgeon, Hepatobiliary surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon, Pancreatic surgeon, Surgical oncologist, Colon and rectal surgeon, Trauma surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Wren is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancer: including stomach, pancreas, intestinal, and colon and rectal cancers. She completed fellowship training in advanced hepatobiliary surgery and performs open, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to these cancers.

Dr. Wren is also very involved in humanitarian surgery and global surgery. She works and manages educational partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa. She is senior fellow of the Stanford Center for Innovation and Global Health.

SHC- General Surgery

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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1995)
  • Medical Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine (1986) IL
  • Fellowship: LAC and USC Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1994) PA
  • Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1989) CT
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1992) PA
  • Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1987) CT
  • MD, Loyola University, MD (1986)
  • B.A., Carleton College, Biology (1981)

Honors & Awards

  • Alumni of the Year, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (2009)
  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, Commission on Cancer (2008)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques (2000)
  • Editorial Board, Surgical Endoscopy (2000)
  • 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)
  • Olga Jonnason Distinguished Member Award, Association of Women Surgeons (October 17, 2016)
  • Outstandng Teacher Award, Association of Surgical Education (2005)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Medicine, The Franklin G. Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Dedication to Medical Student Advising (1999)
  • The Franklin G. Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Dedication to Medical Student Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - 2014)
  • Cancer Liaison Program Physician, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program (1997 - 2011)
  • Chair, Committee on Student Promotion, Professionalism, and Performance, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2011)
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, Stanford University Medical School Faculty Senate (2006 - 2008)
  • Chief of General Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System (1997 - Present)
  • Director Global Surgery, Center for Innovation and Global Health: Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Director of Clinical Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System (2013 - Present)
  • Govenor, American College of Surgeons (2008 - 2014)
  • Honorary Professor, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London (2014 - Present)
  • President, American College of Surgeons, Northern CA Chapter (2008 - 2009)
  • Residency Site Director, Stanford University, PAVAHCS (2003 - Present)
  • Surgical Clerkship Director, Stanford University School of Medicine (2000 - 2008)
  • Vice Chair Department of Surgery: Professional Development and Diversity, Department of Surgery, Stanford University (2016 - Present)