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  • 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

    While women make up the majority of medical students today, women surgeons are in the minority. Nationally, only 19% of surgeons are women. Gender bias in surgery is not just an issue of the past. …

  • 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 …

  • Three residents honored with Department of Emergency Medicine Awards

    Congratulations to general surgery residents Megan Beems, MD, Tiffany Zens, MD, and Jay Nathwani, MD, who were selected to receive awards from the Department of Emergency Medicine! The three residents were honored for their successes …

  • Recapping the 2019 Layton F. Rikkers Education Retreat

    We were proud to again hold our annual Layton F. Rikkers Education Retreat. The retreat is a chance for our surgical education researchers and practitioners to gather and discuss the latest in surgical education. The …

  • Dr. David Schneider awarded grant for text analysis research

    David Schneider, MD, MS, received a $50,000 grant from ICTR for “Computational Text Analysis for Measuring Quality of Life in Cancer Care.” Dr. Schneider will be developing automated text analysis tools that will enable clinicians …

  • Where Our Residents And Fellows Are Going Next

    The general surgery residency chiefs after their final Grand Rounds presentations 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 …

  • Dr. Dixon Kaufman delivers American Society of Transplant Surgeons Presidential Address

    Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, 45th President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and Chair of the Transplant Division, delivered his presidential address to 5,000 attendees at the American Transplant Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, on …

  • Honoring 25 years of burn survivorship

    When Joseph Friederick’s chainsaw exploded 25 years ago, he received emergency burn care at UW Health, overcoming a challenging prognosis with his recovery. In honor of his care from the burn team, Joseph’s family recently …

  • Dr. Hans Sollinger Wins Pioneer Award for Transplant Achievements

    Transplant surgeon Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Pioneer Award by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). The award is the most distinguished award bestowed upon an individual by the ASTS for …

  • Dr. Paul DiMusto Selected to Lead Department Simulation Training

    Vascular surgeon Paul DiMusto, MD, has been selected to serve as the Department of Surgery’s Director of Simulation Training. Dr. DiMusto will help organize and support the simulation efforts of our 4 residencies, 10 fellowships, …

  • Supporting the UW Health Burn and Wound Center

    University Hospital is among an elite group of tertiary health care centers. It is one of only 12 hospitals in the country to hold three care designations: • Verified Burn Center (for children and adults) …

  • Welcoming Jason Smith, MD

    Please join us in welcoming cardiac surgeon Jason W. Smith, MD, to the Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He began his new position as Surgical Director of …