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  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Brown Bag May Preclinical Research Center

    Brown Bag Session this Friday!

    Join Melanie Graham, Ph.D, Director of the Preclinical Research Center in PWB 11-157 at noon for a presentation on "Designing complex animal disease models that enhance translational value to the clinic".

  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Goodale lecture 2015

    On June 15th, Join us for the Goodale Memorial Symposium

    In honor of Dr. Robert Goodale and his unwavering support of research at the University of Minnesota, there will be a number of internal and external speakers throughout the day.

    Click for downloadable flyer

  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Beilman 600 TPIAT image

    600th surgery for Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Program

    In February, Greg Beilman, M.D., scrubbed in for a surgery that in many ways was both routine and remarkable.

    Read the story here

Upcoming Events

May 26th: Grand Rounds

Resident Case Presentations

Presentations by Osama A. Alsaied, M.D., Bela Denes, M.D., and Daniel J. Stephens, M.D.

May 27th-28th: CME Event

Bariatric Education Days: Advances in Bariatric Care 

This two day course will include case presentations, interactive lectures with question-and-answer periods, panel discussions, and the utilization of interactive technology (ARS).

CME Event Info

May 29th: Abstract Deadline

Department of Surgery Research Day

All faculty, residents, staff (including post docs, fellows, scientists, etc) and students in the Department of Surgery are invited to submit an abstract.  Abstracts recently presented at meetings are encouraged.  Please email a copy of your abstract along with the name and contact information of the presenting author to to reserve your space.  Abstract deadline is May 29th.

You can contact Erin Brudvik for any questions you may have at 625-9798 or

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Watch recorded or check out upcoming Grand Rounds Presentations

Get the latest Weekly Conference Schedule for events of the week.

Latest News for the Department of Surgery

April 14th:

Local Kidney Donor Sets off Chain Reaction of Giving - KSTP

Hart previously tried to help a kid in need of a kidney but she found out she wasn't a match. Since she couldn't help him she decided she could help someone else. With the help of the University of Minnesota she joined the National Kidney Registry Pair Exchanged Program.

"Let’s say, there’s a non-directed donor with a blood type O who donates to a recipient who is a blood type O. That recipient had a donor who could not have donated to him that's a blood type A. However that donor now can donate to another recipient who's the same blood type," Dr. Raja Kandaswamy of the University of Minnesota said.

Full article here - KSTP Story

TV Segment for transport chain - Nightline

April 1st:

New Aortic Center incorporates unparalleled technology, expert care

Early detection, immediate therapy and surveillance are the three pillars of the new Aortic Center.

When an aortic aneurysm bursts, patients may have minutes to live.

But even if the aortic aneurysm—a weakening or bulge in the walls of the aorta, the body’s largest artery—hasn’t torn, effective, multidisciplinary emergency care is still important in order to avoid a potentially fatal event.

The new University of Minnesota Health Aortic Center offers exactly that—plus unparalleled technology. The center, which launched earlier this year, brings together the skill sets of vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists and cardiologists, who are all dedicated to aortic disease care.

Full article here - M Health Blog

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Patient Care

Surgery Patients

To schedule an initial appointment with any of our surgeons, please dial
612-624-5915 and ask for the surgeon by name. For more information on selecting a surgeon, visit the University of Minnesota Physicians website.

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