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GI, Tumor & Endocrine Surgery (General Surgery)

Dr. Richard Schulick joins the GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery Division - Welcome!
Dr. Richard Schulick is a world-renowned expert on tumors and diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, liver, colon and adrenal glands. His research focuses on vaccine therapy for pancreas and colorectal cancer and also on outcomes of pancreas, liver, biliary and gastrointestinal surgery.
Dr. Schulick is also the newly named chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He spent the past 31 years at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Welcome Dr. Edil!
We are also pleased to announce that Barish Edil, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery has joined our team as well. Dr. Edil is a surgical oncologist who specializes in surgery for pancreatic cancer and benign conditions of the pancreas. He is an expert in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) pancreatic surgery.
The Center for Surgical Innovation
The Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) is dedicated to teaching the latest surgical techniques, many involving minimally invasive approaches, to practicing surgeons, residents and medical students. These techniques require specialized training, even for experienced surgeons. Thomas Robinson, MD (GITES Surgeon) is the Medical Director of CSI.
Physician and Department Highlights
Welcome Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD
Dr. Maria Albuja-Cruz has joined our Division as
an Assistant Professor of Surgery.  She recently
completed an Endocrine Fellowship at Jackson
Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.  Dr. Cruz
successfully completed her residency training at
the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Her
specialty is Endocrine Surgery.  Welcome Dr. Cruz!
The Surgical Weight Loss Center received accreditation as a "Bariatric Center of Excellence" by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Jonathan Schoen (Director, Surgical Weight Loss Center) and the entire bariatric team also earned the UCH President's Working Together Award for their collaboration during this accreditation process.

Burn Center! Congratulations to its amazing team. The Burn Center received its 5th consecutive American Burn Association verification. Dr. Gordon Lindberg is the Medical Director of the Burn Unit.