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  • 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 …

  • Hawkeyes and Badgers unite to fight pancreatic cancer

    Mike Oglesby dances with his daughter Shannon at her wedding.  Though it’s rare to find an Iowa Hawkeye who will show love for the Wisconsin Badgers, the “Faj Squad” is ready to give up the …

  • Two medical students win Shapiro Excellence in Student Research awards

    Two medical students mentored by Department members recently won Shapiro Excellence in Student Research awards at the 18th Annual Medical Student Research Forum. Christina Dudley, who is mentored by Heather Neuman, MD, MS, presented “Rates …

  • Dr. Angela Ingraham selected as member of Future Trauma Leaders Program

    Congratulations to Dr. Angela Ingraham, who was selected as a member of the Future Trauma Leaders Program, organized by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. In the two-year program, Dr. Ingraham will participate in …

  • 2019 Forward Award winner: Dr. Rebecca Sippel

    Every year we honor our talented alumni moving surgery forward by presenting one special alumnus with the Forward Award, which acknowledges outstanding alumni contributions by current or former residents, faculty, and fellows of the Department …

  • November Publications from the Department of Surgery

    Congratulations to our faculty, fellows, residents, and staff who were published in November: Looking Ahead: the SSAT Strategic Plan Version 2.0 for the Next Decade Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Anne Lidor, MD, MPH Office-Based Steroid Injections …

  • University Hospital Named in Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

    University Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health, a business unit of IBM dedicated to improving population health. This is the 10th time University Hospital has …