Faculty

Samuel R.G. Finlayson, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Surgery

Samuel R. G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. He has a national reputation as a health services researcher focused on surgical access, quality, and outcomes. His interests include variation in use and outcomes of surgery, surgical care process innovation, surgeon workforce, and acc... Read More

Research Interests: Global Health and Surgery, Health Services, Surgical Access, Quality, and Outcomes

Specialties: Colon Cancer, Gallstones, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery

Email: sam.finlayson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9670

Robert E. Glasgow, MD

Vice-Chair, Clinical & Quality Operations, Department of Surgery

Dr. Robert E. Glasgow is currently a Professor (Clinician Scholar) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Section Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery for the Division of General Surgery, Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality, and Chief Value Officer for the Department of Surgery... Read More

Research Interests: Gastroesophageal Disease, Surgical Innovation, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

Specialties: Acute Care Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery (Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid), Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Surgery, GI Motility, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Cancers, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Liver, Biliary, & Pancreas Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Email: robert.glasgow@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-6035

Anna R. Ibele, MD

Dr. Ibele is fellowship trained in the surgical and endoscopic management of obesity, diseases of the stomach and esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease.  She is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Trac... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Surgery, General

Email: anna.ibele@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2521

Sheri L. Holmen, PhD

Sheri Holmen, PhD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and Co-Director of the Melanoma Disease Oriented Research Team (MDOT). She is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences. Dr. Holmen’s Lab aims to define critical ... Read More

Research Interests: Genes, Tumor Suppressor, Glioma, Melanoma, Mouse Models of Cancer, Oncogenes, Virology

Specialties: Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Neuro-Oncology

Email: sheri.holmen@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-4237

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John T. Langell, MD, PhD, MPH

John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Center for Medical innovation and a minimally invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA medical Center. Doctor Langell completed his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of California at Los A... Read More

Specialties: Endocrine, Oncology Surgery, Surgery, General, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Email: John.Langell@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-7288

Ellen H. Morrow, MD

Dr. Morrow’s research interests are: - The role of anti-reflux surgery in the natural history of Barrett’s esophagus - Anti-reflux surgery as treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. - Appropriate procedure choice for morbidly obese patients with reflux Dr. Morrow has been an invited speaker on anti-reflux surg... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Email: ellen.Morrow@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7738

Sean J. Mulvihill, MD

Dr. Sean Mulvihill is the Associate Vice President for Payer Strategy at the University of Utah. In this role, he is the University lead in strategic health insurance payer partnerships with the goal of transforming health care payment and delivery. In addition to this administrative role, he is a tenured professor and holds the Ross R. Anderson Pr... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Trials in Pancreatic Disease, Education, Professional, Retraining, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Pancreatic Cancer, Quality of Health Care

Specialties: Biliary Cancer, Laparoscopy, Liver Cancer, Liver, Biliary, & Pancreas Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgery, General

Email: sean.mulvihill@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7167

William J. Peche, MSPH, MD

Dr. William J. Peche is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, Master of Science in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane Univeristy and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medi... Read More

Specialties: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Surgery, General

Email: william.peche@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7124

Bartley Pickron, MD

Specialties: Colon Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Ileostomy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Polyposis (FAP), Robotic Surgery

Email: bartley.pickron@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-5854

Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Savarise received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He received his M.D. from the University of Colorado; and proceeded to general surgery residency at the University of Utah where he graduated in 1996. After residency, he served four years active duty with Uni... Read More

Research Interests: Development of Rural Surgery Systems, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Including Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Esophageal Hiatus, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Best Practices for Surgeons, Reimbursement Issues for Surgeons, Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma and Breast Cancer, Ultrasound Applications in General Surgery

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Cancers, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Email: u0875753@utah.edu

Eric T. Volckmann, MD

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Volckmann specializes in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal procedures and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Volckmann received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Scho... Read More

Research Interests: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Metabolism and Obesity, Neuropathy, Surgical Innovation, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Endocrine Surgery (Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid), Esophageal Diseases, GI Motility, Gastric/Esophageal Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery

Email: eric.volckmann@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-3660