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  • Welcome Dominique Dockery, URiM Participant!

    Dominique Dockery knew she wanted to be a surgeon since her first year on campus as an undergrad, but during her first year of medical school at Brown University, she scrubbed in with her mentor, …

  • Welcome Musunga Mulenga, URiM Participant!

    Musunga Mulenga is an aspiring surgeon with a deep appreciation for individualized solutions tailored to patients’ needs and a desire to make surgical care accessible to all those who need it. This summer, she shared …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Faculty Receive Grants from National Institutes of Health

    Recently, three University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery faculty received research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Each will be moving surgery forward in their individual specialties; read on to learn more about their …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Resident Awarded Research Scholarship from American College of Surgeons

    Congratulations to Karlie Haug, MD, who recently received a Resident Research Scholarship from the American College of Surgeons (ACS)! Dr. Haug researches clarity in patient communication, focusing on the effectiveness of the “Best Case/Worst Case” …

  • Wisconsin Plastic Surgery Residency Awarded National, Regional Rankings

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery’s Division of Plastic Surgery recently achieved high rankings for its residency program, placing second in the Midwest and tenth nationally. “I’m thrilled to see all of the ways …

  • Welcoming Our New Division Chair of Colon and Rectal Surgery

    We are thrilled to welcome Dana Hayden, MD, MPH, as our new Chair in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Hayden joins us a Professor and will lead the Division of Colon and …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: July 2022

    University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery members engage in remarkable research that yields many significant publications every month. Usually we highlight several of these publications each month to showcase the diversity of research in our …

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    Featured Alumni: Summer Hanson, MD, PhD

    Catch up with Summer Hanson, MD, PhD, a graduate of our plastic surgery residency. What year did you graduate as a fellow/resident? I graduated residency in 2012. What was your area of surgical focus during …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Faculty Receives Two-Year Grant Worth Over $500,000

    Congratulations to Dr. Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly from our Division of Surgical Oncology, who was recently awarded a two-year, $537,000 research grant from the Department of Defense Rare Cancers Research Program! The study focuses on a deadly …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Faculty Receives Five-Year Grant Worth Over $1 million

    Congratulations to Dr. Angela Gibson from our Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery, who was recently awarded a five-year, $1.375 million research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences! The study …

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    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. …

  • Welcoming Our New Faculty!

    This summer, we have welcomed several new faculty members to the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. Learn more about them below. Kelly Collins, MD joins us as an Associate Professor in the Division of …

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    Welcoming Our New Division Chair of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

    We are proud to welcome Sandra Lin, MD, as our new Chair of the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery’s Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Lin joins us from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where …

  • Welcoming Our New Fellows

    Welcome to our new fellows who are joining us for their surgical training. Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship >> Ben Biesterveld, MD Paul Schroder, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship >> Clara Angeles, MD Timothy Guenther, MD Colorectal …

  • Where Our Residents And Fellows Are Going Next

    Congratulations to our graduating residents and fellows. We’re so proud of all their accomplishments and achievements and are excited to see what their future holds! Here’s where these talented surgeons are headed next: RURAL GENERAL …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: June 2022

    Wisconsin Department of Surgery members engage in remarkable research that yields many impactful publications every month. We’re highlighting several of these publications monthly to showcase the diversity of research in the department; see the June …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: May 2022

    Wisconsin Department of Surgery members engage in remarkable research that yields many impactful publications every month. We’re highlighting several of these publications monthly to showcase the diversity of research in the department; see the May …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: April 2022

    Wisconsin Department of Surgery members engage in remarkable research that yields many impactful publications every month. We’re highlighting a few of these publications monthly to showcase the diversity of research in the department; see the …

  • University of Wisconsin Surgery Faculty, Trainees Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Surgery professor Josh Mezrich, MD, fellow Jennifer Philip, MD, and resident James Barrett, MD, became members of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the only national medical honor society, this past April. Dr. Mezrich, who was also …

  • Dawn Elfenbein, MD, Receives Clinical Teaching Award from WMAA

    Dawn Elfenbein, MD, MPH, received a Clinical Teaching Award for 2022 at last March’s University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Match Day celebrations. The Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association (WMAA) bestows teaching …