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  • Featured Alumni: Carolyn Rogers-Vizena

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

  • Physician Assistant Anna Schmidt Wins UW Health APP Excellence Award in Teaching

    Anna Schmidt, MMSc, MS, PA-C, a physician assistant with the Wisconsin Surgery Division of Otolaryngology, received the UW Health Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Excellence Award in Teaching on October 13, 2021, as part of the …

  • Welcoming Our New Faculty

    This fall, we are welcoming several new faculty to Wisconsin Surgery! Recruited from as far away as Baltimore to as close as Madison, our new faculty will help to move Wisconsin Surgery forward. Learn more …

  • Wisconsin Surgery, UW Hospital, and UW-Madison Achieve National and State Rankings

    On July 27, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, including University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, as No. 1 in Wisconsin for the 10th consecutive year as part …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Residents Win Cover Art Contest for Journal of Surgical Research

    The October issue of the Journal of Surgical Research will feature the artwork of two Wisconsin Surgery residents on the cover as winners of the Association for Academic Surgery’s Ethics Committee art contest. The residents, …

  • Welcome Alaa Mansour, URS Recipient!

    Alaa Mansour’s medical journey has taken her all over the Midwest; as a participant Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) Visiting Elective Program, that means she recently spent two weeks with the Wisconsin Department of Surgery’s Division …

  • Welcome Frantzlee LaCrete, URS Recipient!

    Frantzlee LaCrete, is spending his time in Wisconsin looking to both the future and the past. For his rotation through the Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) Visiting Elective Program, LaCrete is studying under the Division of …

  • Welcoming Our New Fellows

    Welcome to our new fellows who are joining us for their surgical training. Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship >> Juan (Sebastian) Danobeitia, MD, PhD Jennifer Philip, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship >> Kelsey Musgrove, MD Colorectal Surgery …

  • High School Summer Research Project Intern Teams Present Their Work

    On July 30, 2021, the high school research interns of the Surgery Clinical Research Continuum presented their group and individual projects to a virtual audience. Divided into two teams of six, the 12 high school …

  • Two Wisconsin Surgery Faculty Receive Awards from Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association

    This April, Ann O’Rourke, MD, MPH, and Louis Bernhardt, MD, received two of only nine 2021 Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association awards. Dr. O’Rourke received the Early Career Achievement Award, which honors an alumna/alumnus within 20 …

  • Welcome Dr. Darren Gordon, URS Recipient!

    While Darren Gordon, PhD, was originally a stranger to the University of Wisconsin and the Plastic Surgery Division of Wisconsin Surgery, his rotation with the Wisconsin Department of Surgery through the Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) …

  • 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. We are excited to see what they will do next and what their future holds. Here’s where these talented …

  • Masks Protect Against Viruses…and Make Wearers Look Younger

    Researchers from the Wisconsin Department of Surgery recently published a study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that shows facial masks can be beneficial in more ways than we might think. It turns out that covering …

  • UW Health Leads Nation in 2020 Kidney Exchanges

    The UW Health Transplant Center performed 64 paired kidney exchanges in 2020, the most in the nation. This accomplishment, achieved despite several COVID-19-related shutdowns, contributed to a record-breaking year for UW Health during which 548 …

  • New Work on Racial Disparities in Postoperative Outcomes

    A team of Wisconsin Department of Surgery plastic surgery residents and students from the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has published a study on racial disparities in postoperative outcomes in a recent special issue …

  • 2021 Match: Announcing Our New Residents!

    The Wisconsin Department of Surgery is excited to announce the selection of our 2021 matched residents. We’re pleased to welcome these gifted future surgeons to our residency programs! General Surgery Residency >> Academic Track Melanie …

  • New Research on Detecting Cancer in Urine

    A study published last week in Science Translational Medicine and led by Muhammed Murtaza, MBBS, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Wisconsin Surgery, shows that it may be possible to detect …

  • Enhancing Women Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life

    A program created by two UW Health advanced practice providers to help women manage sexual side effects from cancer treatment is featured in the latest issue of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. …

  • University Hospital Set Transplant Record in 2020

    Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, our transplant teams were able to provide a record 548 people with a new lease on life last year. That total includes a record 315 kidney transplants. Read …

  • Welcome Dr. Meeghan Lautner to the Division of Surgical Oncology!

    The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Meeghan Lautner as Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Lautner’s clinical practice will be based primarily at University Hospital, where she will participate …