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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.

Vision

The future of surgery, delivered today.

Mission

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

Latest News

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery
education
Jul 30, 2021

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery

Surgical Services, surgery, residency, medicine

An increasing number of female physicians are becoming surgeons. At U of U Health, 70 percent of general surgery residents are now women. Laura Lambert, MD, director of the General Surgery Residency Program says it's a natural evolution within medical education and society in general. There's now a wide spectrum of what women can do as surgeons to fit their interests. ... Read More

Surgery
U of U Health Names New AVP for Clinical Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer
clinical
Dec 04, 2020

U of U Health Names New AVP for Clinical Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer

Surgical Services, recognition, leadership, clinical affairs

Samuel R.G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, MBA has been appointed Associate Vice President (AVP) for Clinical Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer for University of Utah Health (U of U Health). The appointment, effective December 1, 2020, was announced by Michael L. Good, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of U of U Health. ... Read More

Surgery
U of U Health Celebrates Veterans Day with First-Ever Triple Organ Transplant Surgery
clinical
Nov 10, 2020

U of U Health Celebrates Veterans Day with First-Ever Triple Organ Transplant Surgery

Transplant, transplant, veterans, transplant surgery, organ donation

With all the doom and gloom being reported around COVID-19 numbers and transmission, University of Utah Health today announced a positive story about an important milestone being celebrated on Veterans Day. The University of Utah Health transplant team recently performed its first-ever triple organ transplant surgery (heart, liver and kidney). ... Read More

Surgery

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