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University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine Department of Surgery is one of the nation’s most distinguished and pre-eminent, with 11 surgical subspecialty sections that includes over 125 clinical and research faculty, 65 advanced practice providers, more than 40 part-time and volunteer appointments and a large cohort of residents and fellows from diverse backgrounds. We’re building a creative, compassionate, collaborative, and inclusive culture where the best teams can take root, grow, and thrive. We bring experience and expertise, leading-edge technology and innovative research to provide true patient-centered surgical care. In the words of our very own Nobel prize-winning surgeon, Dr. Charles Huggins, “Discovery is our business. We shape the leaders of tomorrow through comprehensive training programs that go beyond the mastery of technical skills. Our trainees come to the University of Chicago to make a difference in the lives of our patients as they learn from the very best. The Department of Surgery comprises passionate young surgeons who are breaking the mold and expanding what is possible to achieve. We are relentless in our commitment to our patients and will go the extra mile on their behalf. In addition, we are determined to bring about visible change to eliminate disparities, improve health, and transform communities. This is the Department of Surgery.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Department of Surgery combines excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and education. We have been advancing knowledge in surgical treatments since 1849.Our experts deliver a compassionate experience for patients, biomedical discoveries that further the field of medicine, and best-in-class training for the next generation of surgeon leaders.
University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh continues to be one of the most outstanding and comprehensive programs worldwide. The Department seeks to provide the highest level of clinical care to the patients that we serve, while striving to constantly improve and refine the care of patients through research and innovation. Known for the highest quality and cutting edge clinical care, the department is part of a large and mature healthcare system that serves not only the city of Pittsburgh and the region, but also functions as a site for destination surgical care attracting patients from North America and worldwide. The clinical program is coupled with an outstanding academic program, which is extremely well funded by the NIH, DoD, and VA Healthcare System. This includes strong research programs in clinical sciences, basic sciences, clinical trials, education, administration and healthcare policy, global surgery and informatics. The outstanding educational programs include residencies in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, as well as numerous outstanding fellowship programs. Training the future leaders in surgery is essential to our mission. The Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh strives to lead with and realize our values to enable all members of our Department and our community to develop to their fullest potential and shine as individuals within an environment of inclusion.
University of Vermont
The University of Vermont Medical Center offers a six-year General Surgery Residency Program that includes five clinical years and one surgical research year. Clinical rotations are designed to provide experience in preoperative, operative and postoperative care for patients in all general surgery areas. UVM faculty provide general surgical residents with substantial surgical and research experience in an atmosphere of collegiality. Research experience exists in basic and clinical science, as well as in global health and surgical education.
UC San Diego’s Department of Surgery is one of 19 departments within the School of Medicine. With a tripartite mission of excellence in patient care; teaching; and research, the Department maintains a thriving clinical enterprise, with faculty providing exceptional patient care, while educating future generations of surgeons and conducting practice-changing research. The Department’s faculty, fellows, residents, and staff are led by Dr. Bryan Clary, the fourth chair since the Department was established in 1968.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Surgery is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent academic surgical departments with an explicit mission to provide advanced surgical care of the very highest quality to those in need, improve health through innovation and discovery, and prepare future leaders in American surgery. As a teaching institution of Harvard Medical School, we are committed to serving our community, improving health and preparing future leaders in American medicine.
Duke Department of Surgery
The Duke Department of Surgery has gained the reputation as one of the leading surgery programs in the world. In keeping with the mission of Duke Medicine, we are committed to providing outstanding patient care, training tomorrow’s leaders, and conducting innovative research.
Mass General Hosptial, Dept. of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, a leading medical center located in the heart of Boston, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America. Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Mass General trains the next generation of medical and scientific leaders and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research, and along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Group is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. Our mission is to impact the practice of medicine through discovery and education.
University of Arizona
Located within the College of Medicine – Tucson, the University of Arizona Department of Surgery comprises 5 divisions (Abdominal Transplant, Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma/Critical/Care/General Surgery, and Vascular Surgery) as well as numerous cutting-edge research programs and competitive clinical residencies and fellowships in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, CT Surgery, GI/MIS, and Surgical Acute Care and Surgical Critical Care. The department currently has 55 clinical faculty and 34 advanced practice providers.
UCLA Department of Surgery
The UCLA Department of Surgery is committed to measuring and improving the care of our patients through rigorous health services, clinical outcomes, and policy-related investigation. Leading work in partnership with national and internationally-recognized experts provide meaningful improvement in surgical quality of care, patient experience, and end results on our own campuses, and throughout the world.
University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has a rich and notable history. Founded in 1765, Penn is the oldest medical school in the United States. William Shippen, M.D. served as the first professor of surgery and made an extraordinary number of major contributions to the development of surgery and surgical research in America, many of which remain important today. For 253 years, Penn’s Department of Surgery has honored its history by preserving the principles upon which the Department and the School of Medicine were founded while simultaneously setting the standards for the future of medicine. Committed to supporting the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Department strives daily to achieve its mission: patient care and service excellence, educational pre-eminence, new knowledge and innovation, and national and international leadership.
University of Utah
The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah is a nationally-ranked academic surgical program that provides high-value patient care, leads in research and innovation, and inspires and educates tomorrow’s leaders in surgery. The Department is comprised of eight surgical divisions: Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive, Pediatric (General) Surgery, Urology, and Vascular. In addition to providing expert, compassionate clinical care, our surgeons are engaged in scientific inquiry across a broad range of areas, including ground-breaking laboratory research, advanced surgical technology, and health care system innovations designed to guarantee that all our patients have ready access to personalized, compassionate, high-quality surgical care that consistently responds to their individual needs, preferences, and values.
University of Virginia
The Department of Surgery is comprised of nine divisions: Acute Care and Trauma Surgery, Breast and Melanoma Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. All faculty members are full-time faculty on tenure tracks with interests both in clinical research and bench research. All faculty hold joint appointments at the Salem VA Hospital and many are consultants in nearby regional hospitals. Residents pursue skillful excellence in surgery through our rigorous education program and with the guidance and teaching from faculty members. We equip our residents with everything they need to become the surgical leaders of the future. Many have been recognized—locally and nationally—for their achievements.
Baylor College of Medicine Michael E. DeBakey Dept. of Surgery
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery’s commitment to clinical, educational and research excellence established by Dr. DeBakey endures today. We partner with pioneering scientists at our College and other leading institutions to advance the practice of medicine. Our vision is to be internationally recognized for innovative breakthroughs in the quality and efficiency of patient care, and for training the next generation of scientists, educators and innovators as leaders of our field.
Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a 514-bed academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of Boston University School of Medicine. BMC has a long tradition of providing consistently excellent and accessible care for all. It is the largest safety-net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. Our robust research and teaching programs keep BMC on the cutting edge while pushing medical care into the future.
Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery strives to deliver the highest quality of clinical care to our patients, set the standards for patient care and safety, promote excellence in research that fosters innovation and discovery, and provide an ideal learning environment for the next generation of leaders in academic surgery. We are located in Baltimore, Maryland.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
For as long as MD Anderson has existed, it has focused on one thing and one thing only: eradicating cancer. The phrase “Making Cancer History” was first used in 1996 and has since become a powerful rallying cry for the organization. It’s simple in wording but complex in meaning. It says that we work day in and day out to eliminate cancer, both individual cases and the disease at large. It serves as the brand tagline and appears in the logo. It’s a hugely meaningful purpose and one we continue to work toward in everything we do every single day.
Medical College of Wisconsin
The MCW Department of Surgery is a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of surgeons. We discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences and provide research-driven cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality. The Department has a number of disease-specific clinical programs, regional affiliations with hospitals ranked in the top 10 nationally and practice locations outside of the metro Milwaukee area. The MCW Department of Surgery is leading the way in resident education, faculty support and career development and innovations in patient care.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
The Rutgers NJMS Department of Surgery is dedicated to providing exceptional patient and family centered surgical care, innovative education and training for the next generation of surgeons, while advancing surgical science across the spectrum of basic, translational and health services research. We are leaders in academic surgery; deliver exceptional and innovative patient care that is unparalleled in the Northeast; provide a premier education inspiring tomorrow’s leaders in surgery; and excel globally in surgical research.
The Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has a rich history of clinical, scientific, and educational advancements. Our mission is transforming surgery through creativity, equity, and community and to develop the next generation of leaders in academic surgery. We are passionately committed to creative activity in basic, translational, and clinical science, health services research, surgical education and training, and global health.
University of Colorado – Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery gained international recognition when four University physicians pioneered open-heart surgery in the 1950s. Today, physicians in the Department are nationally recognized for excellence in the areas of cancer surgery, pediatric and adult cardiac surgery, pulmonary tuberculosis surgery, burn treatment, urologic oncology, plastic/reconstructive/hand surgery, solid organ transplantation, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. The Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus takes pride in our ongoing research into new technologies and our continuous improvements in patient care.
University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Surgery
The University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery provides comprehensive surgical services in a tertiary care setting. At the UF Department of Surgery – part of UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center – our surgeons offer a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries & endovascular procedures. Supported by a team of nurses and technicians, UF surgeons average over 12,000 operations annually at UF Health Shands facilities in Gainesville, FL. Operating rooms at UF Health Shands Hospital, Shands Cancer Hospital and Shands Heart & Vascular Hospital incorporate the latest in advanced surgical procedures and equipment. UF surgeons in Gainesville, FL, also perform procedures at the UF Health Florida Surgical Center, UF Health Children’s Surgical Center and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university. It opened to students in February 1795 making it the first public institution of higher education in North Carolina. The Surgery Department operates within the School of Medicine and includes 9 divisions: Abdominal Transplant, Burn Center, Cardiothoracic, Gastrointestinal, General and Acute Care, Pediatric, Plastic and Reconstructive, Surgical Oncology, and Vascular. The Surgery Department fosters education with training medical students, residents, and fellows. The core mission is to provide the highest quality patient care to all people through innovation, world-class research, and training the next generation of surgical health care professionals and scientists.
Managing more than 2 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is among the nation’s top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer review funding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during 2020. The Medical Center is the region’s locus of postgraduate medical education, with over 1,000 residents and fellows training in more than 100 specialty areas. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings as national leaders, with 20 nationally ranked adult and pediatric specialties. Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.”
Virginia Tech Carilion Dept. of Surgery
Virginia Tech Carilion Department of Surgery is comprised of 91 faculty members with residencies in surgery, plastic surgery, and neurosurgery. The partnership between Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute was formed out of an innovative public-private enterprise in 2007. Together, we are working to transform health care by educating the physician leaders of tomorrow while supporting our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.