Welcome to the Division of Surgical Education

Brian Lewis, MDBrian Lewis, MD - Message from the Chief

The Medical College of Wisconsin Surgical Residency Program offers a large, diverse clinical experience, an opportunity for sophisticated research and an environment conducive to professional growth and maturation.

Our programs and curriculum have four major objectives of surgical education:

  • To foster development in each resident of positive humanistic attitudes as essential ingredients of excellence in surgical patient care;
  • To assure acquisition by each resident of appropriate technical surgical skills and an appreciation of surgical anatomy and physiology;
  • To provide opportunity for each resident to develop mature surgical judgment based both on theoretical considerations and on practical experience; and
  • To develop in each resident an inquiring mind, tempered by appropriate skepticism, by means of vigorous and candid review of one´s surgical work and by exposure to the problems of basic and clinical research

Our graduates continue surgical careers along a variety of avenues - private practice, academic surgery or fellowship training in a subspecialty. They are recruited for excellent positions in our region and elsewhere and are very competitive candidates for fellowship training. The Department offers further training in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and surgical critical care.

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Division of Education is to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs to achieve excellence in training for students, residents, faculty, and other physicians.

Vision Statement
The Division of Education will achieve recognition as a leading resource for surgical education as reflected by the success of our trainees and participation of the Department of Surgery faculty in education research, presentations, publications, and leadership roles.

MCW on the RADIO

Join us on Saturday, August 18 at 4 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 air this Saturday, August 18, at 4 pm. It is focused on Hernias: medical experts and patients discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal hernias which affect many of us. The show will also feature the stories of grateful patients who were willing to share their stories.

Panelists for this show include:

  • Dr. Matthew Goldblatt
  • Dr. Erin Doren
  • Dr. Christopher Fadumiye
  • Michelle Weber, APNP

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Contact Us

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Surgery
Division of Education
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Division of Education
Brian Lewis, MD

General Surgery Residency Program
Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Program Director
(414) 955-1833
(414) 955-0081 (fax)

Lisa Olson
Program Manager
(414) 955-1833
(414) 955-0081 (fax)

General Surgery Student Clerkship
Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Clerkship Director
(414) 955-1832
(414) 955-0081 (fax)

Catie Fihn, MBA
Program Manager
(414) 955-1832
(414) 955-0081 (fax)