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  • 100 Years of Wisconsin Surgery

    The Wisconsin Department of Surgery is celebrating its centennial this year. Founded in 1924, the department has grown and transformed over the last century. Below are just some of the “Exceptional People. Extraordinary Results.” that …

  • 100 Years of Surgery: Mohs Surgery

    Dating back to the early years of the UW–Madison Department of Surgery, faculty and staff have made ground-breaking innovations in the field of surgery. One important innovation was Mohs Surgery, a micrographic surgery technique to …

  • 100 Years of Surgery: UW Solution

    The UW–Madison Department of Surgery has always been at the forefront of innovation, especially in the field of transplantation. Despite not becoming its own division until 1995, transplantation has been a part of the Department …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: January 2024

    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 selections from …

  • In My Own Words: Dr. Tefera’s trip to Ethiopia

    From late November to early December 2023, I traveled to Ethiopia with the purpose of participating in a few different education-related events. My trip yielded many important and impactful experiences for both myself and my …

  • Dr. Kristin Long Selected as the 2023-24 Society of University Surgeons Global Surgery Scholar Award Winner

    Kristin Long, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrine Surgery, was recently selected as the 2023-24 Society of University Surgeons (SUS) Global Surgery Scholar Award winner. This highly competitive award gives SUS members involved …

  • Wisconsin Surgery among nation’s leaders in NIH funding

    The latest Blue Ridge rankings for the 2023 federal fiscal year (ending on Sept. 30, 2023) were released earlier this month and the UW-Madison Department of Surgery ranked 12th nationally with $14,743,652 in awards. That …

  • Dr. John Rectenwald Named Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery

    John Recetenwald, MD, MS, has been named the Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Rectenwald has been a Vascular Surgery professor at UW-Madison since 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, …

  • In My Own Words: Dr. Zafar’s Quality Improvement Workshops

    In December of 2023, I traveled to Zambia and Ethiopia to lead Quality Improvement workshops. These workshops took months of planning meetings between UW-Madison faculty and faculty at the University of Zambia and Hawassa University. …

  • In My Own Words: Dr. Long’s trip to Ethiopia

    In December, 2023, I had the opportunity to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in an international conference and an education workshop. I attended the 23rd annual College of Surgeons of East, Central and …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: December 2023

    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 selections from …

  • Investiture Ceremony Celebrates Dr. Peter Nichol and Cars Curing Kids Program

    On Jan. 16, 2024, the Department of Surgery hosted an investiture ceremony to celebrate Dr. Peter Nichol, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and the Cars Curing Kids Professor for Pediatric Surgical Disease …

  • Voils Awarded NIH Research Education Grant for Behavioral Interventions Training Program

    Corrine Voils, PhD, Professor in the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research, and Director of the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, has been awarded a four-year, $840,000 Research Education …

  • Welcome Dr. Winslow to the Acute Care and Regional General Surgery Division

    Emily Winslow, MD, MS, returns to UW-Madison as a Professor in the Acute Care and Regional General Surgery Division. Dr. Winslow began her career here at UW-Madison, where she remained for a decade. She served …

  • General Surgery Resident Receives Grant to Evaluate Anal Cancer Screening in Veterans

    Congratulations to third-year general surgery resident Austin Hewitt, MD, who recently received a Research Initiation Grant from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The award will provide him with $20,000 for one year …

  • Department of Surgery Celebrates 15th Annual Research Summit

    On Friday, Jan. 19, the Department of Surgery celebrated its 15th annual Research Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was “Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation, Collaboration, and Discovery.” Our keynote speaker was Dr. Katherine A. …

  • Vascular Surgery Resident Receives Grant to Test Curriculum Aiming to Improve Patient-Clinician Communication

    Congratulations to Carly Sobol, MD, a second-year integrated vascular surgery resident who recently received a Trainee Research Fellowship Award in Education from the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the Association for Academic Surgery Foundation. The award …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: November 2023

    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 selections from …

  • Transplant Faculty Member Awarded 2023 UW Fall Research Competition Grant

    David Al-Adra, MD, PhD, a surgeon-scientist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Transplantation, was recently awarded a one-year, $65,000 grant from UW’s 2023 Fall Research Competition, which is administered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor …

  • Dr. Luke Funk accepted into Society of Clinical Surgery

    Luke Funk, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Wisconsin Department of Surgery and Director of MIS Research, was recently accepted into the Society of Clinical Surgery. Dr. Funk has been at UW-Madison since 2013 and …

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