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

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Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery
Apr 13, 2020

Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery

Lead author, Heather Thiesset, PhD, MPH and Dr. Lyen Huang, MPH, FACS from the Department of Surgery recently published a paper titled Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery. It was found that only 7% of patients were screened preoperatively for opioid use, showing a significant opportunity to be more proactive in talking with patients, updating EMRs and training staff. ... Read More

Faculty Feature - Dr. George Rofaiel
Feb 12, 2020

Faculty Feature - Dr. George Rofaiel

This month, we feature Dr. George Rofaiel from our Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery. Employing the latest in surgical technology, robotics in particular, Dr. Rofaiel brings minimally invasive techniques to both transplant and cancer surgery. ... Read More


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