Surgery is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component of public and global health.
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Connections around the globe
Our faculty, staff, and trainees regularly travel to support international clinical, research, and education collaborations.
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A global education
Today’s surgical students are global learners. We support and engage our residents, fellows, and rotating medical students in opportunities to serve and learn abroad. In our global health work, our students become innovative problem-solvers, increase their insight in resource utilization, develop their hand-on skills, and strengthen their leadership capabilities.
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We’re proud to work with scholars across the globe on a variety of research projects.
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Stories from the field
Wisconsin Surgery Team Works and Educates in Rwanada with Team Heart
In November of 2021, a team of health care professionals from across the country, which included a number of individuals from the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery led by Amy Fiedler, MD, traveled to …
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. …
Vascular team goes global
Dr. Paul DiMusto and Dr. Alex Leung with Ethiopian colleagues. Dr. Paul DiMusto and vascular surgery resident Dr. Alex Leung recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of the Division of Vascular Surgery’s ongoing …
Girma Tefera, MD
Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery
Vice Chair of Global Surgery
Christine Inthachith, MS
Global Health Coordinator, Global Surgery