Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

Fetal and pediatric surgeon

Dr. Shinjiro Hirose, a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and its Fetal Treatment Center, specializes in minimally invasive and fetal surgery, particularly for complex gastrointestinal, biliary, liver and thoracic disorders in children. He also is an expert in the development and use of surgical robotics. Before attending medical school, Hirose earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. and conducted research in telerobotics at SECOM Intelligent Systems in Japan and at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories in Cambridge.

Hirose earned a medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. and completed three years of surgery training at UC Davis Medical Center. He completed a general surgery residency and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Fetal Treatment Center Laboratory at UCSF, where he researched neural regeneration after spinal cord injury and its implications in fetal surgery for myelomeningocele, a type of spina bifida. He completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University in New York City. His research interests include fetal surgery for disorders of twin gestations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and gastroschisis. Hirose is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF.


Fetal Treatment Center
400 Parnassus Ave., A123
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-0445

Pediatric Prepare Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room A-334
San Francisco, CA 94143-0210
Phone: (415) 353-1150

Pediatric Surgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A123
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-2538

Conditions & Treatments

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New York Medical College 1997


UC Davis Hospital and Clinics, Surgery 2000
UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2005


UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2005
Columbia University-Children's Hospital of NY, Pediatric Surgery 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Derderian SC, Iqbal CW, Goldstein R, Lee H, Hirose S. Fetoscopic approach to amniotic band syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Feb; 49(2):359-62.
  2. Derderian SC, Trivedi S, Farrell J, Keller RL, Rand L, Goldstein R, Feldstein VA, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. Outcomes of fetal intervention for primary hydrothorax. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):900-4.
  3. Stieglitz E, Hsiang MS, Simko JP, Hirose S, Goldsby RE. Pulmonary coccidiomycosis masquerading as refractory metastatic ewing sarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jan; 36(1):e57-60.
  4. Jiang H, Zhang J, Lan D. A low-frequency versatile wireless power transfer technology for biomedical implants. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2013 Aug; 7(4):526-35.
  5. Shue E, Bolouri M, Jelin EB, Vu L, Bratton B, Cedars E, Yoke L, Byrne F, Hirose S, Feldstein 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Schecter SC, Courtier J, Cho SJ, Saadai P, Hirose S, Mackenzie TC, Miniati D. Hepatic portocholecystostomy for biliary atresia: a 25-year follow-up and review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):262-6.
  8. Nijagal A, Jelin E, Feldstein VA, Courtier J, Urisman A, Jones KD, Lee H, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC. The diagnosis and management of intradiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestrations: a report of 4 cases. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug; 47(8):1501-5.
  9. Saadai P, Jelin EB, Nijagal A, Schecter SC, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC, Rand L, Goldstein R, Farrell J, Harrison M, Lee H. Long-term outcomes after fetal therapy for congenital high airway obstructive syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1095-100.
  10. Saadai P, Lee TH, Bautista G, Gonzales KD, Nijagal A, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Hirose S, Rand L, Miniati D, Farmer DL, MacKenzie TC. Alterations in maternal-fetal cellular trafficking after fetal surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1089-94.
  11. Gonzales KD, Douglas G, Pichakron KO, Kwiat DA, Gallardo SG, Encinas JL, Hirose S, Harrison MR. Magnamosis III: delivery of a magnetic compression anastomosis device using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1291-5.
  12. Shue EH, Harrison M, Hirose S. Maternal-fetal surgery: history and general considerations. Clin Perinatol. 2012 Jun; 39(2):269-78.
  13. Oh PS, Hirose S, Parakh S, Cowles RA. Laparoscopic excision of an antenatally diagnosed large simple hepatic cyst in the newborn. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Jul; 28(7):719-23.
  14. Harrison MR, Gonzales KD, Bratton BJ, Christensen D, Curran PF, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum III: safety and efficacy in a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored clinical trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):154-9.
  15. Loh KC, Jelin E, Hirose S, Feldstein V, Goldstein R, Lee H. Microcystic congenital pulmonary airway malformation with hydrops fetalis: steroids vs open fetal resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):36-9.
  16. Jelin EB, Schecter SC, Gonzales KD, Hirose S, Lee H, Machin GA, Rand L, Feldstein VA. Guide wire assisted catheterization and colored dye injection for vascular mapping of monochorionic twin placentas. J Vis Exp. 2011; (55):e2837.
  17. Pichakron KO, Jelin EB, Hirose S, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Stephenson JT, Fechter R, Strange M, Harrison MR. Magnamosis II: Magnetic compression anastomosis for minimally invasive gastrojejunostomy and jejunojejunostomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1):42-9.
  18. Moon-Grady AJ, Hirose S, Kesby G, Menahem S, Tworetzky W. The Fetus as a Cardiac Patient: Assessment and Therapy of Cardiovascular Pathology before Birth. Int J Pediatr. 2010; 2010:974520.
  19. Kobayashi SA, Jamshidi R, O'Sullivan P, Palmer B, Hirose S, Stewart L, Kim EH. Bringing the skills laboratory home: an affordable webcam-based personal trainer for developing laparoscopic skills. J Surg Educ. 2011 Mar-Apr; 68(2):105-9.
  20. Zaid HB, Rhee SJ, Hirose S, Mackenzie TC. Image of the month--quiz case. Gastric duplication cyst. Arch Surg. 2010 Oct; 145(10):1019, 1020.

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