Sharona Ross, MD, FACS

Dr. Sharona B. Ross, MD, FACS, is a nationally and internationally renowned HPB (Pancreas/Biliary System) and Complex Foregut surgeon with almost 20 years of experience.

Embodying a harmonious blend of clinical mastery and innovative leadership, she emerges as a pivotal figure in elevating Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery on a global scale. Her journey of leadership is illuminated by significant positions, including the forthcoming Presidency of the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS) 2024 and the President-Elect for the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS) 2025. She is also the Honorary Vice-President of the South-Eastern Surgical Congress (SESC).

Moreover, her strategic and innovative guidance is manifested in her roles as the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, GERD and Mickle Esophageal Cancer Center and Pancreatic Cancer Center at AdventHealth Tampa. Dr. Ross is also the Director of the Advanced GI, Foregut, and HPB Fellowship Program, where she has been pivotal in driving mentorship, surgical advancements, and fostering an environment of learning and development.

A strong advocate for gender equality in the field of Surgery, Dr. Ross founded and directed the International Women in Surgery Career Symposium since 2009, creating a supportive platform that encourages the new generation of women to pursue a career in Surgery by fostering mentorship and support. www.women-in-surgery.com

Actively involved in academia, Dr. Ross holds notable professorships at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine; and Nova Southeastern University, Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her insights and experience are reflected in her extensive research and an impressive portfolio of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, 19 book chapters, over 200 invited oral presentations, over 180 operative video presentations, and almost 80 TV interviews and news articles.

Dr. Ross also holds various impactful positions on numerous boards. In addition to being a member of the board of directors of SRS, SLS, and SESC, she is also a board member of the Fellowship Council, the American Cancer Society, and the Intuitive Surgical Advisory Board, which highlights her influential role in shaping policies and practices in the surgical field. In addition to her directorships, Dr. Ross is also on several influential editorial boards, such as the Annals of Surgery, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, American Surgeon, Journal of SLS, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Research, among others. Her commitment to enhancing surgical practices and policies is exemplified through various strategic inputs and leadership roles, impacting decisions and directions at the highest levels.

Dr. Ross also extends her influence through active participation in various prestigious medical associations. She plays significant roles in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), including Co-Chair of the Technology and Value (TAVAC), Co-Chair of the Development Committee, and member in the HPB, Oncology, Robotics, and Program Committees. Her commitment to surgical education and policy development is further exemplified by her involvement in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), where she is the vice chair of the Video-based Education Program Committee and currently serves as the Florida Chapter Chair for Women in Surgery. Additionally, her dedication to the field of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery is evident through her participation in the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), contributing to the Program Committee and the Surgical Innovation Committee.

Dr. Ross has not only been a remarkable leader in implementing and directing courses in the past for Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery, since 2014, she has been a prominent figure in training and proctoring surgeons globally, on the Intuitive Surgical Xi platforms for complex HPB and Foregut operations. Her contributions to these platforms have facilitated the sharing of innovative surgical techniques and fostered an environment of knowledge exchange among the global surgical community.

Undergraduate Degree: American University in Washington, D.C.
Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Fellowships: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

The American College of Surgeons


  • Patient Preferred Surgeon Award
  • Top Doctor Award
  • Top Surgeon in Tampa Award
  • AWS Empowered Women in Medicine Award
  • B.E.S.T Program Award
  • Top Industry Experts Award
  • Patient Preferred Top Surgeon Award
  • AWS Foundation Nina Starr Braunwald Award
  • Republican National Convention Designated Surgeon
  • American Society of Abdominal Surgeons Distinguished Service Award
  • Tampa City Council Commendation
  • USF Women in Surgery Initiative Southeastern Surgical Congress Gold Medal Forum Award

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3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33613

Office: 813-615-7030

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