Message from the Chief

William Y. Hoffman, M.D.Welcome to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.  Our division is committed to providing outstanding clinical care, the most wide-ranging and innovative research and a residency program that is second to none, one that trains future leaders in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  

State-of-the-Art Care

Our plastic surgery faculty offer state of the art care for patients with a wide range of problems arising from congenital deformity, cancer, trauma and burns. We offer a variety of surgical treatment including craniofacial and cleft lip surgery, breast reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction, hand surgery, and treatment of complex wounds.  Our surgeons also perform a complete selection of cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body.  In all of our reconstructive and cosmetic surgery we endeavor to provide comprehensive care that is tailored to the individual patient's needs.

Research and Training

In keeping with our academic mission, our faculty and residents pursue a wide range of research pursuits in tumor biology, wound healing, hemangiomas, stem cells and bone biology, as well as ongoing clinical research to evaluate and improve surgical outcomes.  We have one the oldest plastic surgery residencies in the country, with over 100 graduates including three current chiefs of plastic surgery programs, and remain committed to training excellent plastic surgeons who are leaders in our field. 

As Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, I am proud of the excellent  work of our team performs at the UCSF Medical Center and our affiliated program at SFGH. I hope that our website provides you with useful information about our faculty, surgery, educational and research programs. 

Sincerely, 

William Y. Hoffman, M.D.
Professor and Chief
UCSF Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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