Welcome to the Division of Research

Gwen Lomberk, PhDGwen Lomberk, PhD
Chief, Division of Research
Director, Basic Research in the Department of Surgery


Welcome to the Division of Research in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Lizzy Schneidler, Dr. Gwen Lomberk, Krissa Packard
(pictured left to right) Lizzy Schneidler, Dr. Gwen Lomberk, Krissa Packard

Mission Statement

To advance the careers of research-intensive faculty, enhance the departmental culture of academic achievement, foster interdepartmental and inter-institution collaborations, and facilitate the resident research program.

Core Responsibilities

  • Faculty development
  • Advocacy for research infrastructure:  development and expansion
  • Enhance extramural funding
  • Maximize the quality and quantity of peer-reviewed publications
  • Optimize resident research experience:  appropriate mentor/mentee resources, responsibilities, accountabilities and deliverables
  • Identify and support constructive collaborations within the department and institution, and outside the institution

MCW on the RADIO

Join us on Saturday, June 23 at 5 pm on NEWS/TALK 1130 WISN for the next program of “The Word on Medicine” supported by Selig Leasing Co., and produced by the Department of Surgery. This multidisciplinary, bi-weekly radio show will highlight innovation and discovery across MCW – how knowledge changes life!

The next show will focus on Lyme Disease: infectious disease experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. The show will also feature the stories of two grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. John Fangman
  • Dr. Joyce Sanchez
  • Dr. Michael Kron
  • Jenifer Coburn, PhD

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Contact Info

Gwen Lomberk, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chief, Division of Research
Director of Basic Research
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2440

Krissa Packard, MS, CCRC
Manager, Division of Research
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
(414) 955-1861

Lizzy Schneidler
Sr. Administrative Assistant
to Dr. Gwen Lomberk
Department of Surgery
Division of Research
(414) 955-1860