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  • Dr. Lee Wilke helps lead company revolutionizing tumor marketing

    Dr. Lee Wilke is a co-founder of a health technology company that aims to revolutionize how breast tumors are marked for surgical removal. Read about their breakthroughs in the below story, which was originally published …

  • Weight loss study recruiting participants

    Partner2Lose, a weight loss study run by Corrine Voils, PhD, is currently recruiting participants: Do you want to lose weight? Are you ready to try something new? Partner2Lose is a nutrition and weight loss study …

  • UW Hospital becomes third center in U.S. to perform donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart transplant

    The Department of Surgery and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery celebrated a landmark in transplantation surgery on Dec. 30 with the first donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart transplant performed at UW Hospital, making it …

  • Welcoming Dr. Compton Kurtz

    Join us in welcoming Compton Kurtz, MD, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Kurtz will be joining the UW Health Comprehensive Weight Management Program as a …

  • Hawkeyes and Badgers unite to fight pancreatic cancer

    Mike Oglesby dances with his daughter Shannon at her wedding.  Though it’s rare to find an Iowa Hawkeye who will show love for the Wisconsin Badgers, the “Faj Squad” is ready to give up the …

  • Two medical students win Shapiro Excellence in Student Research awards

    Two medical students mentored by Department members recently won Shapiro Excellence in Student Research awards at the 18th Annual Medical Student Research Forum. Christina Dudley, who is mentored by Heather Neuman, MD, MS, presented “Rates …

  • Dr. Angela Ingraham selected as member of Future Trauma Leaders Program

    Congratulations to Dr. Angela Ingraham, who was selected as a member of the Future Trauma Leaders Program, organized by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. In the two-year program, Dr. Ingraham will participate in …

  • 2019 Forward Award winner: Dr. Rebecca Sippel

    Every year we honor our talented alumni moving surgery forward by presenting one special alumnus with the Forward Award, which acknowledges outstanding alumni contributions by current or former residents, faculty, and fellows of the Department …

  • November Publications from the Department of Surgery

    Congratulations to our faculty, fellows, residents, and staff who were published in November: Looking Ahead: the SSAT Strategic Plan Version 2.0 for the Next Decade Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Anne Lidor, MD, MPH Office-Based Steroid Injections …

  • University Hospital Named in Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

    University Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health, a business unit of IBM dedicated to improving population health. This is the 10th time University Hospital has …

  • 3 Advanced Practice Providers honored with Excellence Awards

    Members of our advanced practice provider team were selected to win 3 out of 4 of UW Health’s 2019 APP Excellence Awards. We are so proud of their excellent work! Congratulations to our winners: Heather Leiber, …

  • Honoring our veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day, the Department of Surgery would like to salute our former Armed Services members. Crystal Guzman US Air Force 1st Lieutenant US Air Force Nurse Corps Years served: 3 Erik Woodhouse, …

  • Recent publications from Department members

    Congratulations to our recently published faculty, fellows, residents, and staff! Clinical associations of an updated medication effect score for measuring diabetes treatment intensity. Chronic Illness Corrine Voils, PhD An update on treatment of voice-gender incongruence …

  • Our new Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

    Several faculty members were recently inducted as Fellows into the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellowship in the ACS indicates a surgeon meets high standards of education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct. …

  • 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 …

  • Congratulations to our UW Health Patient Experience Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our Patient Experience Award winners! Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized through …

  • Welcome Dr. Talal Al-Qaoud to the Division of Transplantation!

    Join us in welcoming Talal AI-Qaoud, MD, MSc, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Transplantation, with a 10% appointment with the Department of Urology. His practice will focus on kidney …

  • Welcoming Dr. Dawn Elfenbein to the Division of Endocrine Surgery!

    Join us in welcoming Dawn Elfenbein, MD, MPH, to our faculty as an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Elfenbein will be joining the endocrine surgery team at the American Center. She …

  • Wisconsin State Journal features UW’s gender affirming surgical care

    Katherine Gast, MD, MS, was featured in a Wisconsin State Journal article about the gender affirming surgeries offered at UW Health. These services are part of UW Health’s comprehensive gender services program, which is supported by several Department …

  • Using stem cells to develop vocal folds in a dish

    A team of researchers, led by Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, have created an in vitro 3-D model of human vocal fold tissue (called mucosa) that could improve our understanding and treatment of disorders affecting the …