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

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim
education
Aug 01, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim

In this month's faculty feature, we talked to Dr. Robin Kim to discuss the importance of technology in the field of transplantation and why future med students need to be open minded and ask questions. ... Read More

Surgery
Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith
education
Jul 08, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith

We’re proud to have Dr. Brigitte Smith on our faculty team. Learn what it means to be an educator for the next generation of surgeons and what advice she has for medical students interested in surgery. ... Read More

Surgery
Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media
research
Jun 28, 2019

Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media

Dr. Thomas Varghese, executive medical director at Huntsman Cancer Institute and head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at U of U Health, collaborated with the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum on the topic of Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media. This paper was jointly published in both the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. ... Read More

Surgery

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