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.


The future of surgery, delivered today.


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

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Recognition, Research
Feb 08, 2018

How the Burn Trauma ICU Eliminated Central Line Infections

Is zero possible? In the case of central line infections, the answer was once no. A CLABSI (central line associated blood stream infection) was once considered a car crash, or an expected inevitability of care. When University of Utah’s Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit started treating CLABSIs like a plane crash, or a tragedy demanding in-depth investigation and cultural change, zero became possible.... Read More

Nov 30, 2015

Research Highlights: September-November 2015 - U of U School of Medicine

Congratulations to all who contributed to another successful quarter of publications and grants. Each grant cycle is becoming busier and busier, and the book of business has grown to the point of our posting a new position within our department's research administration (stay tuned). Our department’s federal funding has also increased by 83% from FY14 to FY15. This is truly outstanding, and a testament to all the hard work of our faculty and research staff. ... Read More

Aug 31, 2015

Research Highlights: June-August 2015 - U of U School of Medicine

We’ve witnessed yet another remarkable quarter of research productivity, with publications from every division in the department. Urology led out with 31, including publications our most recently hired urologists, Dr. Lenherr and Dr. Schaeffer. We also continue to see a year-over-year increase in grant submissions coming out of the Department of Surgery, with a stunning 44% increase in external funding in FY2015. ... Read More


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