Welcome to the UW–Madison Department of Surgery, one of the leading surgical programs in the nation, excelling in patient care, surgical education, and surgical research. We are composed of more than 170 full-time faculty across 11 divisions and 300 additional staff who support our mission.

A Perennial Top Tier Research Department!

Our surgeons perform almost 22,000 operations per year for pediatric and adult patients in the specialties of acute care and regional general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, transplant surgery, and vascular surgery.

Training the next generation of surgeons and clinician-scientists is integral in our department, with more than 150 residents and fellows being trained each year in four residencies and 10 different surgical specialty training programs.

Resident Experience

Wondering what it’s like to be a resident at Wisconsin Surgery? Visit our Resident Experience page.

Celebrate 100 Years of
Wisconsin Surgery!

Explore the “Exceptional People. Extraordinary Results. that have transformed the UW–Madison Department of Surgery since its founding in 1924.

Educational Opportunities

Our online surgery Grand Rounds are offered each year, September through May, for free CE credit with self-assessment.

Learn more about our Surgery Grand Rounds.

Our Voice & Swallow Clinics Lecture Series is comprised of expert lectures recorded live during private offerings held at the UW Voice & Swallow Clinic that you can review to earn CEU credit year round.

Learn more about our Voice & Swallow Clinics Lecture Series.

The GlovesOn goal is to educate the region’s surgeons on techniques available at UW Health to expand and enhance their surgical practice.

Learn more about our GlovesOn program.

Our doctors are available to speak on a variety of surgery topics for your monthly or weekly journal clubs, case conferences, grand rounds and tumor boards.

Learn more about our Outreach Talks.

The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program provides robust and realistic learning opportunities to prepare health care professionals for actual patient care situations. The center offers educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff from UW Health, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, departments across UW-Madison and the community.

Learn more about our Clinical Simulation Program.