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  • Welcome Dr. Michael Puricelli to the Division of Otolaryngology!

    The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Michael Puricelli, MD, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology. He will join an active pediatric otolaryngology group with an elective clinical …

  • 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 …

  • Surgical Innovation at Work

    UW Department of Surgery surgeons create solutions to protect the supply of PPE The COVID-19 pandemic has changed healthcare delivery in medical facilities for the foreseeable future. Frontline healthcare workers face great personal risk while …

  • Welcoming Dr. Thomas Wozniak

    Join us in welcoming Thomas Wozniak, MD, to our faculty as a Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Wozniak joined the Department of Surgery on May 1, 2020. He has expertise in Thoracic and …

  • Welcoming Dr. Jennifer Racz

    Jennifer Racz, MD, MBA, joined our faculty on May 1 as an Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Racz received her medical degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Her clinical focus …

  • Surgery Sett podcast celebrates 100th episode

    Congratulations to the team behind the Surgery Sett podcast, which recently produced its 100th episode. The podcast, led by Jonathan Kohler, MD, has been downloaded more than 45,000 times by listeners across the nation and …

  • 2020 Match: Announcing our new residents

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is excited to announce the selection of our 2020 matched residents. We’re pleased to welcome these gifted future surgeons to our residency programs. General Surgery Residency >> Academic …

  • Welcoming Dr. Nikole Neidlinger

    Nikole Neidlinger, MD, joined our faculty on March 1 as an Associate Professor in the Division of Transplantation. Dr. Neidlinger received her medical degree from Tulane University, completed her general surgery residency at University of …

  • Left to right: Lori Mickleson, UW Health; Tyler Jefferson, Jefferson Fire & Safety; Dr. Lee Faucher, UW Health; Mike Wos, PFFWCF; Jesse Laz-Hirsch, Paul Davis Restoration; Dr. Angela Gibson, UW Health.

    A new place to heal: supporting burn survivors, transforming lives

    Mike Wos knows what it’s like to be a firefighter and a paramedic. On the scene of many fires, he’s rescued people who have sustained life-altering burn injuries. Witnessing the struggle and courage of burn …

  • Dr. Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly and family

    Featured Alumni: Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD

    Dr. Sean Ronnekliev-Kelly, MD and family Catch up with Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD, a graduate of our general surgery residency. What year did you graduate? I completed my residency at the UW School of Medicine and …

  • Dr. Ben Zarzaur joins NIH Study Section

    Ben Zarzaur, MD, MPH, Chair of the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery, has been accepted as a member of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review’s Health Services Organization and …

  • Department Ranks 8th in Country for 2019 NIH Funding

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery again ranked in the top 10 of US Surgical Departments in the 2019 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, with funding of $13,133,940. We significantly increased our …

  • Odorico Lab receives two new grants

    The Odorico Lab, led by Jon Odorico, MD, recently received two new grants. The UW Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education is supporting “Probing the human pancreas and islet matrisome for matrixstem …

  • Amy Fiedler, MD, selected for 2020 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Amy Fiedler, MD, a cardiac surgeon and Assistant Professor in the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, has been selected …

  • Department celebrates research accomplishments at annual summit

    Last week, we celebrated our Department’s impressive research accomplishments at the Research Summit 2020: Forward Vision. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success, including the Summit committee: Co-Chair Hau Le, MD, Co-Chair Angela …

  • Winners of the 2020 Department Science Image Contest

    Check out the winners and all submissions for our Surgery Science Image Contest, held annually as part of our Research Summit. Winner: “Normothermic Perfusion of a Donor Heart” Kaelin Grant, CCRC, Research Program Manager, with the help …

  • Dr. Lee Wilke helps lead company revolutionizing tumor marketing

    Dr. Lee Wilke is a co-founder of a health technology company that aims to revolutionize how breast tumors are marked for surgical removal. Read about their breakthroughs in the below story, which was originally published …

  • Weight loss study recruiting participants

    Partner2Lose, a weight loss study run by Corrine Voils, PhD, is currently recruiting participants: Do you want to lose weight? Are you ready to try something new? Partner2Lose is a nutrition and weight loss study …

  • UW Hospital becomes third center in U.S. to perform donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart transplant

    The Department of Surgery and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery celebrated a landmark in transplantation surgery on Dec. 30 with the first donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart transplant performed at UW Hospital, making it …

  • Welcoming Dr. Compton Kurtz

    Join us in welcoming Compton Kurtz, MD, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Kurtz will be joining the UW Health Comprehensive Weight Management Program as a …