Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

School of Medicine
513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #320C
San Francisco, CA 94143
Julie Ann Sosa
Education and Training

Princeton University,Princeton, NJ, A.B. - 1988 Public and International Affairs

Worcester College, University of Oxford,Oxford , England, B.A./M.A. - 1990 Human Sciences

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,Baltimore, MD, M.D. - 1994

Johns Hopkins Hospital,Baltimore, MD 1995 Intern-General Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital,Baltimore, MD 1996 Junior Resident- General Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital,Baltimore, MD 1998 Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Johns Hopkins Hospital,Baltimore, MD 1999 Senior Resident- General Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital,Balitmore, MD 2001 Halstead Chief Resident- General Surgery

University of California,San Francisco, CA 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship: supporting two years of graduate study at Oxfo, Oxford University, 1988

Richard A. Lester Award: for the outstanding book published in industrial relations and labor econom, 1990

William Stewart Halsted Award: for outstanding performance in the surgical sciences, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, 1994

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1994

Upjohn Award for the best clinical research by a member of the surgical housestaff, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997

Helen B. Taussig-Alfred Blalock Research Prize for the best clinical research by a house officer or, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, 1998

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons’ Resident Prize, Orlando, FL, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, 1998

1998 Baltimore Academy of Surgery Resident Prize, 1998

Resident of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Srgery, 2001

John G. Haddad, Jr. Award, Paget Foundation, 2004

JJ Roslyn Faculty Research Award from the Assn. for Academic Surgery, 2005

Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2006

Association for Academic Surgery International Visiting Professorship Award, co-sponsored by the AAS, 2010

Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, Johns Hopkins University, 2014

Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumna Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Class of 2016, 2015

Invited International Visitor, Younger Fellows Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Bris, 2016

Woman of the Year in Thyroidology, American Thyroid Association, 2017

Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award, American Thyroid Association, 2017

Member, Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, American College of Surgeons, 2020

Chancellor Award for Diversity - Advancement of Women, UCSF, 2022

Distinguished Service Award, American Thyroid Association, 2022

President, American Thyroid Association, 2022-2023

Fellow, Council of Deans Fellowship Program, AAMC, 2023-2024
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, FSSO, is the Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine and affiliated faculty for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Sosa came to UCSF in 2018 from Duke. Her clinical interest is in endocrine surgery, with a focus in thyroid cancer. She is an NIH and FDA funded investigator and author of more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and 80 book chapters and reviews, all largely focused on outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. She has authored or edited 7 books. Dr. Sosa is President of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves on the Board of Directors/Executive Council of the ATA and International Thyroid Oncology Group; for the ATA, she is chairing the committee responsible for writing the next iteration of differentiated thyroid cancer guidelines. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Surgery and an editor of Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice. She has mentored more than 90 students, residents, and fellows, for which she was recognized with induction as a full member to the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Educators in 2020, and by the ATA with the Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award in 2017 and its Distinguished Service Award in 2022. She received the Chancellor’s Diversity Award in 2022 for the Advancement of Women at UCSF. Dr Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she completed the Halsted residency and a fellowship.