Surgical Options for

Obesity Management

Pamela Foster, M.D.

Medical Education

Bachelor's degree in Physiology - University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA (1987)

Master's degree in Microbiology - University of California at Berkeley. School of Public Health. Berkeley, CA (1989)

MD with honors in Research - Cornell University Medical College. New York, NY (1994)

Clinical Training

Intern and Resident
General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA (1994-1999)

Chief Resident
General Surgery
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA (1999-2000)

Advanced Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA (2000-2001)
(First Laparoscopic Fellow at Stanford)

Faculty Appointment

Staff Physician, Department of Surgery
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA (2000-2001)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA (2001-2002)

Director, Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA (2001-2002)

Current Appointments

Partner and Director
Peninsula Surgical Specialists Medical Group
Burlingame, CA (2002 to present)

Medical Director, The Weight Loss Surgery Program
El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, CA (2003 to present)
Received SRC Center of Excellence Award, Institutional (2007 to present)

Post-Graduate Specialty Training

Gastric Electrical Stimulation with Enterra Neurostimulator
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH (2003)

Lap-Band Comprehensive Training Course, by Bioenterics
San Diego, CA (2003)

Robotic Surgery Training Course, by daVinci™
Sunnyvale, CA (2007)

Transoral Tissue Approximation/Plication Training, by Endogastric Solutions™
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH (2008)
In the first group of 15 surgeons trained in the U.S.

Realize Gastric Band Comprehensive Training Course, by Johnson & Johnson
San Diego, Ca (2008)

Reduced Port/Single Port Surgery Training Course
San Diego, CA (2009)

Honors and Awards

University of California President Undergraduate Research Fellowship
University of California at Berkeley (1986-1987)

Marcus Award - Outstanding First Year Medical Student
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity (1990)

David P. Barr Summer Research Fellowship Award
Cornell University Medical College (1990)

National Institute of Health Summer Research Fellowship Award
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center (1992)

National Service Award
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity (1993)

MD with Honors in Research
Cornell University Medical College (1994)

Resident Achievement Award
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2000)

Center of Excellence Award, Individual and Partnership
Surgical Review Corporation
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
Burlingame, CA (2006 to present)

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2007)

Research

Membrane Phospholipids in Rabbit Gastric Glands
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
P.I.: John G. Forte, Ph.D. (1986-1987)

Immunosurveillance of Arboviruses in California
University of California at Berkeley
School of Public Health
Berkeley, CA
P.I.: James L. Hardy, Ph.D. (1988-1989)

Hepatic Cytokines in Sepsis
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
P.I.: Murray F. Brennan, MD (1992-1994)

Human Pancreatic Ductal Epithelium in Culture
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Seattle, WA
P.I.: Richard H. Bell, Jr., MD (1996-1997)

Professional Associations (year elected to membership)