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Welcome to the Department of Surgery

See below for a welcome message from Department Chair Richard Schulick, MD.

Barban family makes major gift to our department

Joe and Jean Barban were so moved by the care that Jean received when she needed a heart transplant that they made the gift of an endowed chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dave Fullerton elected STS President

Dr. David Fullerton, head of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery within our department, has been elected President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an organization representing over 6,800 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide.

Remembering Ben Eiseman


In November 2013, the Department of Surgery held a reception to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Ben Eiseman, a longtime faculty member in our department.

Surgeons reach new heights

On August 24, 2013, an intrepid band of faculty and staff members from the Department of Surgery hiked to the top of Quandary Peak (14,265 feet).


Welcome to the Department of Surgery website. This site offers information about our clinical programs, research interests, and our resident and medical education.

Use the menus to explore our department and learn about our world-renowned surgeons, clinical programs, cutting-edge research, and our care-based education program.

We will take expert and compassionate care of you or your loved ones. We look forward to helping you.

Thank you,

Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS
The Aragón/Gonzalez-Gíustí Chair
Professor & Chair of Surgery
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery