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Department of Surgery


  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Bruce Cunningham farewell flyer image

    Farewell Reception for Bruce J. Cunningham, M.D. on February 25th

    Please join us in wishing him well from 4pm - 6:30pm in the Dale Shephard Room of the Campus Club.

    Please RSVP here

  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Voeller announcement

    Welcome Rochus K. Voeller, M.D. to the Department of Surgery

    Dr. Voeller will serve as the director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southdale and the Site Director for the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Training Program.

    Here's Dr. Voeller's bio

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Upcoming Events

February 9th: PASS Grand Rounds - West Campus

2016 Priorities for Perioperative Services - Flyer (PDF)

Presentation by:

  • John Doherty, Interim President, Central Metro Region
  • Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin
  • Terry Voight

Resident Case Presentations

Presentations by:

  • Bela Denes, M.D., Surgery Chief Resident
  • Erin E. Burke, M.D., Surgery Resident
  • Reema Mallick, M.D., Surgery Chief Resident

February 16th: PASS Grand Rounds - East Campus

2016 Priorities for Perioperative Services - Flyer (PDF)

Presentations by:

  • David Murphy, Interim President & CEO, MHealth/Fairview
  • Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin
  • Terry Voight

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

January 27th:

DNA imprinting defect may affect children diagnosed with osteosarcoma

Children diagnosed with osteosarcoma may be impacted by a DNA imprinting defect also found in parents, according to new research from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. DNA imprinting is a phenomenon in which just one of the two inherited genes is active while the other is present but inactive.

The study is published now in the journal Oncotarget.

The research was spearheaded by Masonic Cancer Center researcher Subbaya Subramanian, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Surgery. The study was also collaboratively supported by David Largaespada, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Clifford Steer, M.D., professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Cell Biology and Development. Both are members of the Masonic Cancer Center.

Full article: [News Medical article]  [EurekAlert! article]

January 8th:

Hotline for heart doctors saves lives of Minnesota patients [Fox9 News]

There a doctor had the foresight to give him an ultrasound and detected the aortic aneurysm within seconds.

“Only certain centers in the state are going to be able to handle that problem. So it becomes very important outing hospitals have a way to get patients rapidly, to centers that can take care of the disease,” Dr. Rumi Faizer, a vascular surgeon at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Faizer helped launch the Code Red Aortic Hotline in Minnesota.

When Weinmann’s doctor in Wyoming calls the number, he is immediately put on a conference call with Dr. Faizer, a cardiologist and an intervention radiologist. Together, they quickly put into motion the best plan for the patient, when seconds count.

Read the full story here - Fox9

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