Your gift will help the Department of Surgery meet its goals in treatment, research and education. Our physicians provide state-of-the-art surgical care for adult and pediatric patients across the state and conduct innovative research that strives to understand and treat a variety of conditions and life-threatening illnesses. We consider our supporters our partners in this work.
Make your gift online
Gifts can be made online at the following link to the Department of Surgery Greatest Needs Fund. Your generous contribution toward this fund provides vital fiscal support for advancing new surgical research priorities and initiatives within the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery and across its divisions. Donors can direct their contributions to individual surgeons, areas of research, or in memory or honor of an individual.
Make your gift by mail
To mail a gift, please print the gift form, complete and mail it with your check made payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation to:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox, Box 78807
Named chairs and professorships
Named chairs and professorships help us attract and retain the very highest quality scholars. The income from these funds allow our faculty to pursue new research ideas and strengthen clinical programs.
View our current named chairs and professorships
If you have any questions about making a financial contribution, a planned gift or establishing a named fund for the Department of Surgery, please contact:
Senior Director of Development
Campaign Strategist & Managing Senior Director of Development
Moving surgery forward: Stories from our supporters
Partners in Burn Healing from Restoration to Recovery
Many in the Madison are are aware that in 2020, UW Hospitals opened an expanded UW Burn and Wound Center, which provides comprehensive burn care to patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation. The …
Grateful Mother and Daughter Spread the Word about Hyperparathyroidism
When 20-year-old Alyssa Liebenow started experiencing fatigue, hot flashes, and unusual aches and pains, she and her mom, Joelle, knew something was wrong. Little did they know that it would start a five-year journey that …
Anthony D’Alessandro, MD, Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery faculty member Anthony D’Alessandro, MD, was honored with the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations’ (AOPO) Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2022 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, this past June. …
Remembering John R. Pellett, MD
As the news spread last fall that John Pellett, MD, an emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and esteemed general and thoracic surgeon at UW Health, …
William D. Turnipseed, MD: Pioneering Vascular Surgery at UW-Madison
Bill and Sandy Turnipseed Vascular Surgery Fund: This fund was established in 2021 by Dr. William D. Turnipseed, Emeritus Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. …
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