Surgical CTO Spotlight

Surgical Clinical Trials Office is in the Spotlight.   Read more on the team whose approach to the management side of clinical research ensures that researchers themselves do not have to handle administrative, compliance and financial tasks but can instead concentrate on research.

Recent news & media coverage

Dr. Rothenberger leads national conversation burnout and suicide among physicians

Dr. Rothenberger Leads Conversation on Burnout

Published by: Amanda Brower, Director of Communications, Department of Surgery
December 4, 2017
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TP-IAT gives Colton a chance at life without debilitating chronic pancreatitis

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Two lives, one chance

"When Paris Bryan had a routine ultrasound of her unborn daughters Paisleigh and Paislyn, the result was anything but routine. It showed the girls were conjoined twins, connected through the chest, liver, and heart. The news rocked Bryan and her fiancé, Ernesto Martinez."

Additional Stories

New Clinical Trial at University of Minnesota Health Could Provide a "Functional Cure" for Type 1 Diabetes

University of Minnesota Health is one of three sites in North America conducting the ViaCyte clinical trial studying whether pancreatic progenitor cells, transplanted into a person with type 1 diabetes, can become cells that produce insulin naturally—effectively curing the disease.

David A. Rothenberger, MD as Senior Advisor for Physician Wellbeing

Dean Tolar has appointed David A. Rothenberger, MD as Senior Advisor for Physician Wellbeing, in which he will advise the Medical School’s leadership team on policies, programs and practices to help reduce physician burnout and increase physician faculty wellness a


Welcome new faculty member Nicholas Kim, MD

Department of Surgery List of Top Doctors List in 2017 Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Department of Surgery Faculty Named "Top Doctors" in 2017 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Each year, Minnesota Monthly magazine surveys more than 10,000 doctors across the state. Based on these responses, the magazine’s compiles the annual “Top Doctors” list.

Pediatric specialists are marked with an asterisk.

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Department of Surgery Spotlight: Experimental Surgical Services