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  • Welcoming Jason Smith, MD

    Please join us in welcoming cardiac surgeon Jason W. Smith, MD, to the Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He began his new position as Surgical Director of …

  • Remembering Dr. John Doyle

    We are sad to announce that Dr. John Doyle, Professor Emeritus, passed away on May 4, 2019. Dr. Doyle was a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery, providing dental services to patients at University …

  • Using smart speakers to help cancer patients before and after surgery

    A team of surgical oncology advanced practice providers are testing using smart speakers to help cancer patients before and after surgery. The project, which was supported by a gift from donor Martha Manning, is currently …

  • University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital re-verified as Level 1 Trauma Centers

    University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital have been re-verified as Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers. This verification identifies hospitals that have the resources to deliver optimal trauma care with some of the …

  • Three faculty honored with UW Health Physicians Excellence Awards

    Congratulations to faculty members who were selected as winners of UW Health Physicians Excellence Awards!

  • Getting crochet prodigy Jonah Larson hooked on surgery

    When we heard international crocheting prodigy Jonah Larson was interested in a career in surgery, we knew we had to invite him to join us in Madison. Jonah joined us for a day of exploring …

  • The Art of a Richer Life Through Giving Back: Martha Manning’s Story

    Martha Manning grew up making art. Her mother always wrapped gifts in butcher paper so Martha and her three siblings could decorate the paper. And when her parents purchased a new refrigerator, Martha’s mom bought …

  • Common Questions about Vocal Fold Paralysis

    By David Francis, MD, and Nathan Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP Learn about diagnosis, treatment, and research of vocal fold paralysis. Key takeaways Unilateral vocal fold paralysis often improves spontaneously over the first 6-12 months after the …

  • Endocrine surgery team shines at AAES Meeting

    The Division of Endocrine Surgery recently shined at the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons annual meeting. Highlights include: Kristin Long, MD, and Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS, were inducted as members David Schneider, MD, MS, presented …

  • Dr. Neil Salyapongse receives 2019 UWSMPH Dean’s Teaching Award

    Neil Salyapongse, MD, was selected to receive a 2019 UWSMPH Dean’s Teaching Award. These awards are the medical school’s only peer-selected teaching award, and honor dedication, innovation, excellence, and effectiveness in medical student education. Congratulations …

  • Trainees nominated for medical honor society

    Transplantation fellow Joel Adler, MD, and otolaryngology resident James Thompson, MD, were nominated by fourth year medical students for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a medical honor society that recognizes excellence in scholarship, leadership, …

  • The Arc of Discovery: How the transplant program uses collaborative research to improve outcomes for patients

    The term “from bench to bedside” describes a common vision of medical research programs. The goal is to take research insights from laboratory settings to practical applications in patients as quickly as is practical, and …

  • 2019 Match: Welcoming our new residents!

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is happy to announce our newly matched residents for 2019! We are excited to welcome this talented group of future surgeons to our residency programs. General Surgery Residency …

  • Join us in Madison to learn the latest in general surgery

    We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 10th Annual Current Topics in General Surgery Continuing Education Course, held June 7-8, 2019, in Madison. Our full agenda is now posted. The course …

  • From Sketchbook to Scalpel: The Medical Illustrations of Dr. Ruston Sanchez

    Dr. Sanchez’s illustration of an osteocutaneous radial free forearm flap from “Reconstruction of Alveolar Ridge and Retromolar Trigone Composite Defects with the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Snake Flap: A Report of Three Cases.”  submitted to Microsurgery in 2018. When you attend …

  • Shapiro student honored for surgical research

    This story was originally published at www.smph.wisc.edu. A third-year medical student at UW-Madison who is a research assistant with Department faculty recently received a prestigious national award for her work in surgical-education research. Kirsten Gunderson, …

  • New telementoring series on safer opioid prescribing

    Earn Opioid CME Credit We are pleased to announce a new, collaborative telementoring series focused on safe opioid prescribing. Participants can earn free opioid CME credit. The series offers focused sessions for a variety of …

  • Featured Alumni: Andrew Wright, MD

    Dr. Andrew Wright with his wife, Stacey, and daughters Harriet and Ada. Catch up with Andrew Wright, MD, graduate of our general surgery residency. What year did you graduate? 2005 What was your area of …

  • Giving back from a big life

    Mark Fischer lived a big life. A Boston-native, Mark was internationally renowned for his expertise in copyright law and intellectual property on the internet. As a longtime Red Sox fan, he could frequently be found …

  • Podcast series focuses on the educational path to surgery

    The Surgery Sett, our Department’s podcast, recently explored the educational path to a career in surgery with a series of related episodes. Medical student education In this bonus episode, Dr. Ann O’Rourke discusses innovations to …