• April 25th Grand Rounds

    The Surgical Biology of the Pancreas

    Presentation by Dana Andersen, MD
    Scientific Program Manager
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
    National Institutes of Health

    Presentation is on April 25th at 7:40am in PWB 11-157
  • Women in Surgery: Continuing a Legacy of Innovation

    Need a heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney or islet cell transplant?  Our M Health women transplant surgeons do it all.

    Drs. Sarah Shumway, Rose Kelly, Ty Dunn, and Varia Kirchner continue the U of M's legacy of innovation.

    Follow the Department of Surgery @UMNSurgery on Twitter.

  • The University of Minnesota Department of Surgery presents The 15th Annual John G. Buls, MD Visiting Professorship Memorial Lecture in Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Quality in Colorectal Surgery: Moving Targets in Changing Times

    Pesentation by Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD
    Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Presentation is on May 2nd at 7:00am in PWB 11-157

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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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.