Splash@UCSD 2019


ESP Biography



BARD COSMAN, UCSD Professor of Clinical Surgery




Major: Surgery

College/Employer: UCSD

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Bard Cosman

Brief Biographical Sketch:

In my 24rd year on the full-time clinical faculty of UC San Diego Medical School, I am a general and colorectal surgeon based at the San Diego VA. I do some clinical research and enjoy trail running.



Past Classes

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Ask a Surgeon about Gallstone Disease in Splash Spring 2019
Has anyone in your family had her (or his) gallbladder removed? Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is the most common major operation done in this country. To explain what this is about, we touch on anatomy, physiology, medical history, surgical technique, and the movable boundary between medicine and surgery.


Ask a Surgeon about Appendicitis in Splash Spring 2019
10% of our population gets this disease, traditionally treated surgically. To explain appendicitis, we touch on anatomy, physiology, medical history, surgical technique, and the movable boundary between medicine and surgery.


Ask a Surgeon about Cancer in Splash Spring 2019
Talking about cancer, the family of diseases that is the #2 killer of Americans, means going into many different areas of medicine. To explain how these diseases are managed, we touch on anatomy, physiology, cancer staging, surgical technique, and the interaction between surgery and other medical specialties.