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  • Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: March 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 …

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    Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Center Launched

    Last week, UW Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter announced the launch of the only fetal diagnosis and treatment center in Wisconsin, helmed by assistant professor of pediatric surgery Inna Lobeck, MD. The center brings specialists together …

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    Innovations in Organ Transplant

    Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD, transplant surgeon and medical director of the UW Health Transplant Center, recently talked with WBAY News in Madison, WI, about innovations in transplant science that are working to address the shortage …

  • University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery Hosts 2022 Rikkers Education Retreat

    This past week, the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery held our annual Layton F. Rikkers Education Retreat, with this year commemorating the 24th retreat and our first in-person since 2019. The theme for this …

  • Patrick Shahan, MD, MS receives Collegiality Award from UnityPoint Health – Meriter

    Charles Patrick Shahan, MD, MS, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, recently received the Medical Staff Collegiality Award from UnityPoint Health – Meriter. Dr. Shahan, who specializes in trauma in the …

  • University of Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: February 2022

    University of Wisconsin 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 …

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    Remembering Kelsey Musgrove, MD

    Our community mourns the loss of Kelsey Musgrove, MD, who was found deceased on April 3 after going missing during a solo hiking trip in northern Wisconsin. Dr. Musgrove, a surgeon who started a cardiothoracic …

  • Welcome Dr. Courtney Balentine to the Division of Endocrine Surgery

    The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Courtney Balentine, MD, MPH, who joined us April 1, 2022, as an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Balentine will be focusing mostly on …

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    Angela Saini Kicks Off Wisconsin Department of Surgery’s DEI Grand Rounds

    Earlier this month, world-renowned journalist and author Angela Saini spoke with the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery in the department’s first-ever Grand Rounds focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Saini, who was previously …

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    Remembering John R. Pellett, MD

    As the news spread last fall that John Pellett, MD, an emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and esteemed general and thoracic surgeon at UW Health, …

  • 2022 Match: Announcing Our New Residents!

    The Wisconsin Department of Surgery is excited to announce the selection of our 2022 matched residents. We’re pleased to welcome these gifted future surgeons to our residency programs! General Surgery Residency >> Academic Track Kate …

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    Luke Funk, MD, Named Association for Academic Surgery Treasurer

    Luke Funk, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Wisconsin Department of Surgery, was recently elected Treasurer for the Association for Academic Surgery, a premier professional society focused on fostering research-based academic surgery. The announcement coincided …

  • University of Wisconsin Surgery Research Roundup: January 2022

    Our faculty, residents, fellows, scientists and staff engage in remarkable research that yields numerous impactful publications. We’re highlighting a few of these publications each month to showcase the diversity of research in our department. The …

  • Photo of article author, Everly Johnson, and Dr. Puricelli

    Helping Kids Hear By Listening

    The following article was written by Everly Johnson, 11 years old, about Michael Puricelli, MD, a faculty member in our Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Everly originally wrote the story as a submission to …

  • Wisconsin Surgery Team Works and Educates in Rwanada with Team Heart

    In November of 2021, a team of health care professionals from across the country, which included a number of individuals from the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery led by Amy Fiedler, MD, traveled to …

  • Wisconsin Department of Surgery Ranks Eighth Nationally in NIH Funding

    Wisconsin Department of Surgery recently ranked 8th among all universities in National Institutes of Health research funding. The annual rankings come from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. With $14.2 million in funding, Wisconsin Surgery …

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    Research Team Develops Extensive Protein Data Set, and App to Share It

    You may remember learning in high school science that proteins are the building blocks of life. Now, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has created a huge data set on animal tissue proteins that provides …

  • Welcoming Our New Faculty

    This winter, we are welcoming two new faculty members to Wisconsin Surgery! Both of them are very familiar with Wisconsin, having lived in the Dairy State in the past, and they both bring national and …

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    Winners of the 2022 Surgery Science Image Contest

    Get a glimpse into some of the fascinating and impactful research we’re working on in the Department of Surgery! Check out the winners and all submissions for our 2022 Surgery Science Image Contest, held in …

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    University Hospital ranked in Top 50 of American cardiovascular hospitals

    University Hospital was recently named the 7th best teaching hospital with a cardiovascular residency program by IBM Watson Health, a division of IBM committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems. The ranking places University Hospital …