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David A. Spain, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Ned and Carol Spieker Endowed Professor

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Surgical Specialties Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr A160 MC 5313 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 736-7102 Fax (650) 723-8378
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 736-7102
    Alternate Contact
    Clinic Referrals Tel Work 650-736-7102
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Program Director, Surgical Critical Care (2005 - present)
  • Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Stanford University (2001 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • General Surgery Chief Residents’ Award, Stanford (2009-2010)
  • Collins Teaching Award, General Surgery Residency Progran (2004-2005)
  • Teaching Award, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency (2003-04 and 2007-08)

Professional Education

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1993)
Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (1996)
Fellowship: University of Louisville Hospital KY (1994)
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital NJ (1992)
Medical Education: Wayne State University MI (1986)
MD: Wayne State University, Medicine (1986)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our main areas of interest are clinical research in shock, sepsis, multiple organ faliure and ICU pneumonia, as well as organizational characteristic of well functioning trauma centers and systems. We are also developing a program in Health Services Research focused on access to specialized, high acuity care


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