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Maria Stapfer, M.D.

Maria Stapfer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Stapfer attended the University of Hawaii on a 4 year full athletic scholarship where she played basketball for the university while obtaining her degree in biology. She subsequently completed her medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia where she obtained Alpha Omega Alpha status and graduated cum laude. She completed her general surgery training at USC followed by board certification by the American College of Surgeons in 2003. During her residency Dr. Stapfer managed to have two healthy children. She then completed a fellowship in hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery followed by an abdominal organ transplant fellowship at USC. Dr. Stapfer has extensive training in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery having completed 5 years of training in the field including an abdominal organ transplant fellowship for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. 

Areas of Treatment

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Liver Resection for Metastasis
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation including Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Sub-specialties

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery

Education

  • B.A., Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1988
  • Medical Science Tack Program, Hahnemann University, 1994
  • M.D., Hahnemann University, with honors, 1994

Internships

  • LAC+USC Medical Center - General Surgery, 1994 - 1995

Residencies

  • LAC+USC Medical Center - General Surgery, 1995 - 1997

Fellowships

  • Gene Therapy Research Fellowship, 1997-1999
  • LAC+USC Medical Center - Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, 2002 - 2004
  • USC University Hospital - Multi - Abdominal Organ Transplant, 2004 - 2006

Board Certification

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Awards

  • Student Athlete of the Year, University of Hawaii, 1968-1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Hahnemann University, 1988
  • Cum Laude, Hahnemann University, 1988
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, LAC+USC Medical Center, 1995

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

 

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USC Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and
Abdominal Organ Transplant

1450 San Pablo Street
Healthcare Consultation Center 4
Suite 6200
Los Angeles, CA 90089

For Liver, Pancreas & Bile Duct Surgery,
please call (323) 442-7172
Fax: (323) 442-7173

For Organ Transplant Information,
please call (323) 442-5908

Fax: (323) 442-5721

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