ACS Announces 2021 Grant Recipients
RECOGNITION
Nov 09, 2021

ACS Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

On November 9, 2021 the American College of Surgeons announced the recipients of the inaugural ACS Board of Regents Innovative Grants for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism efforts.... Read More

Welcome Our New Chief, Dr. Talia Baker
RECOGNITION
Sep 30, 2021

Welcome Our New Chief, Dr. Talia Baker

After an international search, we are extremely pleased to announce Dr. Talia Baker will join us as the new Division Chief of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of Surgery starting this Friday, Oct 1. Dr. Baker is an internationally renowned, expert and leader with more than 20 years of outstanding achievements in the field of transplantation.... Read More

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jul 31, 2021

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery

Did you know that 70% of the general surgery residents at University of Utah are now women? Dr. Laura Lambert, General Surgery Residency Program Director, talks about past gender expectations and the role women play in the future of surgery.... Read More

New Partnership with Castleview Hospital in Price, Utah
RECOGNITION
May 11, 2021

New Partnership with Castleview Hospital in Price, Utah

We are excited to announce the Division of General Surgery at University of Utah Health (UUH) is now partnering with Castleview Hospital (CH) located in Price, Utah. This is a great extension of the high-quality services provided by our UUH surgeons into the region.  ... Read More

Dr. Sudha Jayaraman honored as a national leader in Global Health
RECOGNITION
Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Sudha Jayaraman honored as a national leader in Global Health

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, Professor of Surgery/Division of General Surgery, Director of the Center for Global Surgery, Director of Research, Center for Medical Innovation, has been selected to participate in WomenLift Health’s 2021 Leadership Journey. ... Read More

Welcome our New Faculty, Dr. Jennwood Chen
RECOGNITION
Oct 01, 2020

Welcome our New Faculty, Dr. Jennwood Chen

Jennwood Chen, MD, is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon that has recently joined the Division of General Surgery. He specializes in bariatric (weight loss) and foregut surgery.... Read More

Welcome our New Faculty, Dr. Sudha Jayaraman
RECOGNITION
Aug 01, 2020

Welcome our New Faculty, Dr. Sudha Jayaraman

We would like to welcome our new provider, Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery and Director of the Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah.. ... Read More

Opioid Misuse and Dependence Screening Practices Prior to Surgery
RESEARCH
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
EDUCATION
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

Faculty Feature - Dr. Michael Rollins
EDUCATION
Jan 28, 2020

Faculty Feature - Dr. Michael Rollins

Board-certified pediatric surgeon and founder of the Pediatric Colorectal Center at Primary Children's Hospital, Dr. Michael Rollins, talks to us about why he chose his particular specialty and advice he has for future surgeons. ... Read More

Faculty Feature - Dr. Julian Macedo
EDUCATION
Dec 16, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Julian Macedo

We are very grateful to have Dr. Julian Macedo on our faculty team. Learn why Dr. Macedo chose Critical Care Medicine and why building a strong mentor relationship is so important. ... Read More

Faculty Feature - Dr. Giavonni Lewis
EDUCATION
Oct 09, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Giavonni Lewis

We are very proud to have burn surgeon, Dr. Giavonni Lewis, on our faculty team. Discover why Dr. Lewis chose burn surgery and how she helps her patients from the first day they arrive in the burn center to when they leave. ... Read More

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

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

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

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

RESEARCH
Nov 30, 2015

Research Highlights: September-November 2015

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

RESEARCH
Aug 31, 2015

Research Highlights: June-August 2015

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