Dr. Hiler is a native San Franciscan. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas graduating in 1979. He returned to San Francisco to complete his surgical residency in General Surgery in 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center. He entered group practice in San Francisco in 1984 and became Chairman of the Department of Surgery at French Hospital in 1988. He became Vice-Chair at CPMC in 1993 until he became Acting Chair in 1998 and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1999, a position he held till December 31, 2012. He has served on many committees. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF and was Site Director for the UCSF Surgery Residency Program at CPMC till 2013. He is Surgical Director of Esophageal Services at CPMC. His practice encompasses all aspects of General Surgery with a strong orientation to Hernia, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast, Endocrine, GI and Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. He conducted a monthly national course at CPMC in hernia repair for several years. His interests include a strong emphasis on surgical education and he was a Task Force member for the development of an ACS accredited Surgical Training Center at CPMC.
Dr Kohlbrenner is also a native San Franciscan. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She earned her medical degree at Saint Louis University, graduating Cum Laude and AOA. She completed her General Surgery training at UCSF, Fresno where she received the Golden Scalpel award for her outstanding achievements as a senior resident. After training she returned to San Francisco to join her father in private practice. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr Kohlbrenner’s scope of practice is broad and includes all aspects of general surgery with an emphasis in breast surgery and hernia repair including abdominal wall reconstruction, endocrine, GI, and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco Medical Society, and The American Society of Breast Surgeons. She has an interest in surgical education and received several teaching awards throughout her training. She also is a provider for Operation Access to provide necessary surgergical services to the uninsured working poor. Together with her father Kevin Hiler, Dr Kohlbrenner is committed to providing state of the art surgical care in a compassionate environment to the patients she treats.