Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.


Pediatric Surgery


  • 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
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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinic Phone: 916-453-2080
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2035
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-453-2191
Department Phone: 916-734-7844



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


Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


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 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

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.

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