Maria Stapfer

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
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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.

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Surgery

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Maria Stapfer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 1

About this doctor:

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.

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

Certifications:

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