• We're celebrating 110 years!

    The Department of Surgery is celebrating 110 years of achieving the extraordinary in clinical care, research and education.

    An interactive timeline on our legacy of disruptive innovation, as well as how, today, we're working to develop that next first.

    Explore our history

  • Proving the theory

    Lead researcher Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., confirms that pancreatic islet cell transplantation can benefit people who have difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes

  • Welcome to the Department of Surgery

    Our vision is to be the preeminent department of surgery in Minnesota, serving patients of the world where groundbreaking research and exceptional training come together to produce the unrivaled care that we demand for our loved ones.

    - David A. Rothenberger, MD, Chairman Department Surgery

     


The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to clinical excellence, pioneering research, and the education of surgical leaders.

Education & Training

UMN Aortic CenterEducational and training opportunities within the Department of Surgery range from hands-on research to in-depth graduate studies.

We offer comprehensive residency programs, a variety of surgery fellowships, several graduate degree options, and other opportunities to learn and grow in the field.

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Research

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A world-class research program: Our robust research program provides our residents and faculty the opportunity to participate in scientific discovery and clinical innovation.

The Department of Surgery has a rich history of renowned basic and clinical science research, distinguishing itself as an academic and clinical center of excellence.

Clinical Care

M Health signExceptional surgical care of our patients is our primary responsibility.  Patients' needs come first.  This requires exceptional surgeons, nurses and staff, and clinical excellence.  We treat patients as if they are our family members.