Clinical Divisions


The 12 divisions within the Department of Surgery cover the gamut of specialties in the field.

We have a history of leading the way into new surgical techniques to repair the heart. 

Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of the care of patients with colorectal diseases and disorders. 

Our clinical environment is integrated with an academic atmosphere that stimulates crucial research and professional development.

We're an internationally recognized leader in the development of laparoscopic and open bariatric surgical procedures.

The Medical School’s Program in the History of Medicine is dedicated to research and teaching in the intellectual, political, cultural, and social history of disease, health care, and medical science.

We're dedicated to building a world-class pediatric cardiovascular program, serving as a cornerstone of the Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, and other professionals who are especially attuned to the medical and emotional needs of young people. 

We offer excellent clinical care in all aspects of the specialty, and to use this clinical base to provide an excellent and well-balanced educational experience for trainees at all levels. 

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art care for cancer patients. Our surgeons evaluate and treat patients with a variety of benign and malignant diseases. 

The Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery specializes in comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic training with pulmonary, tracheal, and esophageal disorders

The Transplant Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of the oldest and most successful transplant programs in the world.

We specialize in minimally invasive endovascular surgery, as well as the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.