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  • Welcome Dr. Rebecca Busch, new Acute Care faculty member

    This month, we welcome Rebecca Busch, MD, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery. Dr. Busch received her medical degree at Washington University School of …

  • Will Burlingham awarded grant for immunosuppression research

    Congratulations to Will Burlingham, PhD, who received an NIH R21 grant for his project, “Exosome-mediated Tolerance in Combined Kidney and Stem Cell Transplantation.” This research will study whether renal transplant patients make tolerogenic virus-sized particles (known …

  • Department hosts 2019 UW Obesity Management Summit

    Join us in Madison, WI, October 4, 2019, to discuss the latest evidence-based treatment of obesity at the 2019 UW Obesity Management Summit. This daylong summit will feature experts from across University of Wisconsin and …

  • UW Hospitals and Clinics ranks #17 in nation, several surgical specialties rank highly

    For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll – the 20 most highly ranked hospitals …

  • Featured Alumni: Dr. Tadge Kanjo

    Catch up with a graduate of our general surgery residency, Dr. Tadge Kanjo.  What year did you graduate, and from what program? I graduated in 2005 from the general surgery residency. What are you up …

  • Department members travel to Ethiopia

    Several Department members recently traveled to Ethiopia for a variety of research and teaching activities. Highlights include: Angela Ingraham, MD, MS, and Kristin Long, MD, MPH, traveled to Hawassa to participate in UW’s rotation at …

  • Can fruits and vegetables be the solution?

    Recovering from heart surgery is serious work, especially for our youngest patients. What if there was a way to make that process easier–with watermelon? The UW pediatric cardiac surgery team is currently participating in a …

  • A tragic fire prompts career shift to surgeon-scientist

    Five months after finishing nursing school, Angela Gibson reported to UW Hospital’s burn unit for a night shift that changed her career and her life. A Madison Metro bus had been set afire when a …

  • Bringing surgery to the world

    Five billion. That’s the number of people in the world who have no access to basic surgical care according to the Lancet Commission Report on Global Surgery. Historically, the Western medical community tried to address …

  • Welcoming Our New Fellows

    Welcome to our new fellows who are joining us for in their surgical training. Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship >> Christina Papageorge, MD, MS David Aufhauser, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship >> Erik Lewis, MD Colorectal Surgery …

  • Department Summer Medical Student Researchers

    This summer 25 medical students joined us for short-term mentored research experiences with faculty members under the Shapiro Summer Research Program, T32 grants, and T35 grants. Learn what they studied below. Kathy Bach (Mentor: David …

  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Continuum: High School to College

    The Doris Duke Clinical Research Continuum (funded through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) offers minority high school students the opportunity to participate in a six-week clinical research experience.  This year 10 students from around Wisconsin …

  • Dr. Nadine Connor recieves NIH RO1 grant for tongue muscle research

    Nadine Connor, PhD, received an NIH R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafnessand Other Communication Disorders. The $2 million grant will fund her project “Bioenergetic Mechanisms of Tongue Muscle Fatigue.” Muscle fatigue is widely …

  • Women in Surgery: Wisconsin moves forward

    Women surgeons in an OR at the University of Wisconsin hospital. From left to right: Drs. Angela Ingraham, Amy Liepert, Susan Pitt, Ann O’Rourke, and Emily Winslow. While women make up the majority of medical …

  • Recent faculty promotions

    Congratulations to the members of our faculty who were recently promoted, effective July 1. We are proud of their accomplishments in teaching, research, and patient care. Dr. James Cole: Associate Professor Dr. David Francis: Associate …

  • Pancreas Transplant program recognized for its success

    Congratulations to the UW Health Pancreas Transplant program on being ranked #1 in the nation by Interlink, a national transplant network. The ranking uses data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients to identify the …

  • Dr. Gretchen Schwarze awarded the Morgridge Professorship in Vascular Surgery

    We’re pleased to share that Dr. Gretchen Schwarze has been awarded the Morgridge Professorship in Vascular Surgery. In addition to her vascular surgery practice, Dr. Schwarze is a nationally recognized medical ethicist, with expertise in patient-physician …

  • UW Health Burn Center re-certified by the American Burn Association

    The UW Health Burn Center has been re-certified as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center by the American Burn Association. The certification, which lasts for three years, involves a rigorous review process and identifies centers …

  • Two pediatric surgery programs receive recognition for their performance

    Two pediatric programs supported by our teams placed in the top 50 of specialty programs across the country in the annual US News and World Report best Children’s Hospital rankings. The pediatric cardiology & heart …

  • Global surgery program expands efforts in Hawassa

    The global surgery team continues to work in collaboration with Hawassa University Hospital to address the high death rate caused by road traffic accidents. Girma Tefera, MD, Molly Vaux, MPH, and their team have been working …