The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School is driven to deliver clinical excellence, compassionate patient care, pioneering research, and the education of surgical leaders.

21st CenturyOur 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.

Check out the latest stories and media coverage from across our department, along with conferences, lectures, and other upcoming events.

The experts within our department specialize in everything from basic research, to the history of medicine, to surgical education and many other areas. 

The Wangensteen Surgical Society is dedicated to training the next generation of clinical surgeons, surgeon scientists and surgeon leaders.

Contact us

Main office:

11-132 Phillips-Wangensteen Bldg.
516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1999

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We're celebrating 110 years!

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

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