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  • 2019 Match: Welcoming our new residents!

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is happy to announce our newly matched residents for 2019! We are excited to welcome this talented group of future surgeons to our residency programs. General Surgery Residency …

  • Join us in Madison to learn the latest in general surgery

    We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 10th Annual Current Topics in General Surgery Continuing Education Course, held June 7-8, 2019, in Madison. Our full agenda is now posted. The course …

  • From Sketchbook to Scalpel: The Medical Illustrations of Dr. Ruston Sanchez

    Dr. Sanchez’s illustration of an osteocutaneous radial free forearm flap from “Reconstruction of Alveolar Ridge and Retromolar Trigone Composite Defects with the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Snake Flap: A Report of Three Cases.”  submitted to Microsurgery in 2018. When you attend …

  • Shapiro student honored for surgical research

    This story was originally published at www.smph.wisc.edu. A third-year medical student at UW-Madison who is a research assistant with Department faculty recently received a prestigious national award for her work in surgical-education research. Kirsten Gunderson, …

  • New telementoring series on safer opioid prescribing

    Earn Opioid CME Credit We are pleased to announce a new, collaborative telementoring series focused on safe opioid prescribing. Participants can earn free opioid CME credit. The series offers focused sessions for a variety of …

  • Featured Alumni: Andrew Wright, MD

    Dr. Andrew Wright with his wife, Stacey, and daughters Harriet and Ada. Catch up with Andrew Wright, MD, graduate of our general surgery residency. What year did you graduate? 2005 What was your area of …

  • Giving back from a big life

    Mark Fischer lived a big life. A Boston-native, Mark was internationally renowned for his expertise in copyright law and intellectual property on the internet. As a longtime Red Sox fan, he could frequently be found …

  • Podcast series focuses on the educational path to surgery

    The Surgery Sett, our Department’s podcast, recently explored the educational path to a career in surgery with a series of related episodes. Medical student education In this bonus episode, Dr. Ann O’Rourke discusses innovations to …

  • Improving the Quality of Hernia Operations through Surgical Coaching

    Musicians, athletes, and even business executives use coaching to improve performance. Why not surgeons? While we may not associate coaching with surgery, Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, and her team in the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research …

  • Department ranks 8th in 2018 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings

    Our Department ranked #8 of U.S. surgical departments in the 2018 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, with funding of $12,338,374. We have increased over $4 million in funding and moved up one ranking place …

  • Dr. John Rectenwald wins 2019 Association for Surgical Education Award

    Congratulations to John Rectenwald, MD, MS, who was named the 2019 recipient of the Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Surgical Education. This award is given to individuals who are actively …

  • Welcoming Amy Fiedler, MD

    This month we welcome Amy Fiedler, MD, to our faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Fiedler is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed …

  • Celebrate National Organ Donor Day with a transplant podcast

    February 14 is National Organ Donor Day, and we’re celebrating the history, possibilities, and gift of organ transplantation by re-sharing some of our favorite podcast episodes about transplantation. Listen online or download wherever you get …

  • Featured Alumni: Sarah Tevis, MD

    Dr. Sarah Tevis with her family on a recent snowboarding trip in Colorado, where they now live.  Catch up with Sarah Tevis, MD, a graduate of our general surgery residency. What year did you graduate? I …

  • Plastic surgery resident co-authors paper with faculty published in Annals of Surgery

    Plastic surgery resident Dr. Oksana Babchenko co-authored “Psychological Theory as It Applies to Surgical Training,” recently published in Annals of Surgery. The paper explores what constitutes an effective resident training environment through the lens of psychology, neuroscience, and education …

  • Study participation opportunity: Partner2Lose

    Partner2Lose is a weight loss and management study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Principal Investigator Corrine Voils, PhD. The study is now enrolling couples into this 2-year program that will compare two ways for …

  • Dr. Jack Jiang receives NIH R01 Grant

    Jack Jiang, MD, PhD, received a $1.9 million NIH R01 grant for his project, “Chaos in human phonation and its measurement,” beginning this May. This five-year project will study how voice dysfunction is detected and …

  • Dr. Josh Mezrich featured in numerous national news outlets

    Josh Mezrich, MD, appeared in numerous national news outlets recently in coverage of his new book, When Death Becomes Life, including an Atlantic article discussing the ethics of transplantation for patients with alcoholism, an interview …

  • Dr. Jon Odorico interviewed on stem cell research at UW

    Jon Odorico, MD, was interviewed in the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association’s magazine Quarterly as part of a feature story on stem cell research at UW. He discusses the role of stem cell therapies in diabetes …

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program awarded accreditation

    Congratulations to faculty and staff that support UW Health’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, which was recently awarded a five-year accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association for its excellence. It is only one of …