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Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Shinjiro Hirose, M.D., is director of pediatric surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and chief of the division of pediatric and fetal surgery in the department of surgery at the University of California, Davis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hirose specializes in minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal, biliary, liver and thoracic disorders in fetuses and children and is a nationally recognized children’s cancer surgeon. He also is an expert in the development and use of surgical robotics in children. Dr. Hirose earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and conducted research in telerobotics before studying medicine.

Dr. Hirose was the lead pediatric surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital and its Fetal Treatment Center before joining the medical team at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, where he leads a program that serves children with complex gastrointestinal disorders, complex ano-rectal disorders and complex chest wall disorders. His research interests focus on clinical innovation and the use of robotics in fetal intervention.

Dr. Hirose has lectured nationally and internationally on advances in fetal and pediatric surgery. His research is published in many peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Perinatology, Pediatric Endosurgery and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgical Association, International Fetal Medicine Surgery Society, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, American College of Surgeons, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, and American Pediatric Surgical Association. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Medical Degree, New York Medical College, New York, N.Y.
  • Residency, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Post-doctoral Fellow in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, University of California, San Francisco Fetal Treatment Center, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Surgical Residency, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, Columbia University/Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, N.Y.