Jacob C. Langer, M.D.

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Jacob C. Langer, M.D., is a visiting pediatric surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California  whose primary interests include developing innovative ways of managing children with Hirschsprung disease and other intestinal disorders, and advancing the field of minimally invasive pediatric surgery.

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Jacob C. Langer, M.D., is a visiting pediatric surgeon whose primary interests include developing innovative ways of managing children with Hirschsprung disease and other intestinal disorders, and advancing the field of minimally invasive pediatric surgery. Dr. Langer is Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.  Having written 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and 70 book chapters on a variety of topics, Dr. Langer is considered an expert in Hirschsprung disease and pediatric surgery.

He travels internationally to both treat children and advance the field of pediatric surgery through teaching.  He is a past president of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.  Dr. Langer has received many honors, including the Innovative Scientist of the Year award from the St. Louis Academy of Science and the James IV Travelling Fellowship.  He also was named one of the top 30 doctors in Toronto by Toronto Life Magazine.

Education & Training

  • Medical Degree, University of Toronto
  • General Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Pediatric Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Fetal Research, University of California, San Francisco

Patient Referral

916-453-2191
916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)
referrals.ncal@shrinenet.org

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