Benjamin Padilla, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon

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Curriculum Vitae

  • 1992-97, University of New Mexico, B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics
  • 1998-2002, University of California, M.D., Medicine
  • 2002-03, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Intern, General Surgery
  • 2002-04 University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery
  • 2009-10, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • 2010-11 Fundacion Hospitalaria de Niños, International Clinical Fellow
  • 2011-2013 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fellow, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Birth Defects
  • Chest Wall Deformaties
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Endocrine and Biliary Surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Minimally invasive surgery


Dr. Benjamin Padilla is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and Fetal Treatment Center. Born in Guatemala, Dr. Padilla immigrated to the United States in 1980. He completed his undergraduate education in 1997 at the University of New Mexico and went on to obtain his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Padilla completed general surgery residency at UCSF in 2010. During residency, he spent three years as a research fellow in the UCSF Center for the Neurobiology of Digestive Disease. After general surgery residency, Dr. Padilla was an international clinical research fellow at the Fundación Hospitalaria de Niños in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he gained expertise in the treatment of chest wall deformities. In 2013, Dr. Padilla completed specialty training in pediatric general and thoracic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Padilla’s clinical interests include surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, chest wall deformities and minimally invasive surgery.