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Shinjiro Hirose, M.D. View profile as PDF

Shinjiro  Hirose

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hirose is pediatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and cancer-related procedures. He serves as chief of pediatric surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and is the director of pediatric surgery for the adjoining Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

Dr. Hirose specializes in minimally invasive surgery for gastro-intestinal, biliary, liver and thoracic disorders in fetuses and children, and is a nationally recognized children’s cancer surgeon. He is an expert in the development and use of surgical robotics in children. His specific clinical interests also include chest wall deformities and hepatobiliary surgery.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hirose's research interests include:

  • clinical innovation
  • use of robotics in fetal intervention
  • fetal surgery
  • surgical device development, and
  • surgical education


Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, UC Davis
Director of Pediatric Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California
Director, UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Associate Professor


Pediatric Surgery


Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation:


Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-453-2180
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2080
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2035
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-453-2191
Department Phone: 916-734-7844



M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla NY 1997
S.B.M.E. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 1990


General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1998


General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-2001
General Surgery, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 2001-2005


Pediatric Surgery, Columbia University, New York NY 2005-2007

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2006
American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery, 2009

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society
International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, UC Daivs, 1997

Select Recent Publications:

Shue E, Bolouri M, Jelin EB, Vu L, Brattton B, Cedars E, Yoke L, Byrne F, Hirose S, Felstein V, Miniati D, Lee H. Tumor metrics and morphology predict poor prognosis in prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma: A 25-year experience at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1225-31. [PubMed-in process].

Quiros JA, Hirose S, Patino M, Lee H. Esophageal tracheobronchial remnant, endoscopic ultrasound diagnosis, and surgical management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar;56(3):e14. [Pubmed-in process].

Fleck S, Bautista G, Keating SM, Lee TH, Keller RL, Moon-Grady AJ, Gonzales K, Norris PJ, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Mimiati D, MacKenzie TC. Fetal production of growth factors and inflammatory mediatros predicts pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jun 14

Lee H, Bebbington M, Crombleholme TM; North American Fetal Therapy Network. The North American Fetal Therapy Network Registry data on outcomes of radiofrequency ablation for twin-reversed arterial perfusion sequence. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2013;33(4):224-9

Ferschl M, Ball R, Lee H, Rollins MD, Anesthesia for in utero repair of myelomeningocele. Anesthesiology. 2013 May;118(5):1211-23.

To see if Shinjiro Hirose is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).