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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Utah is a nationally ranked academic surgical program that provides high-value patient care, leads in research and innovation, and inspires and educates tomorrow’s leaders in surgery.

In addition to providing expert, compassionate clinical care, our surgeons are engaged in scientific inquiry across a broad range of areas, including ground-breaking laboratory research, advanced surgical technology, and health care system innovations designed to guarantee that all our patients have ready access to personalized, compassionate, high-quality surgical care that consistently responds to their individual needs, preferences, and values.

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Our Vision

The future of surgery, delivered today.


Our Mission

We provide comprehensive, compassionate care to every patient and shape the future of surgery through innovation, education, and discovery.

Message From Our Interim Chair

Rob Glasgow
The University of Utah is a world-class university located in a beautiful and vibrant physical environment. This, combined with the warm, collegial relationships among our faculty, residents, students, and staff make this a truly special department.
Rob Glasgow, MD, MBA Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Work/life balance is an important element to the culture of our institution. We offer not just competitive programs of study but also a quality of life that's hard to beat. Whether you ski, bike, hike, or just walk, our outdoors scene is unparallaled, and the natural beauty of Utah draws vistors internationally.

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Department News

Upcoming Events

July 8, 2022

Narrative Medicine Storytelling Tent

There's a lot that separates us. But one fundamental fact is inescapable-- we all have bodies, and these ...

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July 11, 2022

Works-in-Progress (Center for Global Surgery)

Work-in-Progress at the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery provides an x2-month community for our ...

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July 13, 2022

ILTS/TTS Liver Transplant Center Twinning (Mongolia/Utah)

Now in its 3rd year, the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery keeps a schedule of  bi-monthly ...

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