Department of Surgery
Our Department of General Surgery provides comprehensive care across the practices of surgery, ophthalmology, and pain management. We offer the full spectrum of surgical care, from addressing minor ailments to major cancer-related procedures for colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and more through our unique partnership with the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. We use traditional surgical methods as well as advanced robotics and laparoscopic approaches to minimally-invasive procedures. Renowned for our high standards, we emphasize both surgical precision and patient experience. Our team of Board-certified specialists are committed to elevating clinical care and continuously participate in research and education dedicated to advancing our field.
Chairman: Christopher Marsh, MD
Anesthesia/Pain Management – James Modir, MD
General Surgery – Amy Day, MD
Head & Neck Surgery and Otology – John Saad, MD
Neurosurgery – Christopher Uchiyama, MD
Organ Transplantation – Christopher Marsh, MD
Ophthalmology, Optometry – Victor Zablit, MD
- Associate Division Head, Ophthalmology – Quang Nguyen, MD
- Associate Division Head, Optometry – Scott Thompson, OD
Plastic Surgery – Salvatore Pacella, MD
Trauma & Acute Care Surgery – Walter Biffl, MD
Urology – Jeffery Zeitung, MD
Vascular Surgery – David Frankel, MD
Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery – Michael Lee, MD
The Department of Surgery members of SCMG serve as the faculty for post-residency Fellowships in the surgical specialties of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery and Organ & Cell Transplantation. They also serve as faculty for residency rotation in surgical specialties from other institutions including General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery and Otology, Organ & Cell Transplantation and Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (all for U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego).
A description and details of each training program are included in the respective specialty divisional webpage.
For additional information, please visit our Graduate Medical Education page.