Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery
Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery – we are so proud of our department and every member of our team who are committed to creating the best place in the world to launch your career in surgery. This site provides an insight to our department and our people, who are inspired every day by our dedication to academic achievement and excellence in education, research, patient care and community service.
Our storied tradition of excellence in resident and student education remains a top priority of all faculty. Our innovative surgical residency program provides residents with the skills needed to care for the patients of today and tomorrow – the principles you learn at MCW will provide the foundation for life-long learning combined with a culture of caring – for patients and each other. If you are a student who is contemplating a career in surgery, are academically oriented and highly motivated to achieve excellence in patient care, we invite you to explore our program on this site and learn more about the PERK(C)S of training at MCW in our "Surgery Residency Program" video.
You can also learn more about our residency program by selecting Education, our departmental structure by selecting Divisions, and our Faculty and their Research and Academic Contributions by selecting the respective links. You can also explore the Medical College and the city of Milwaukee through the links provided. Please also view our Annual Report which provides a pdf version of our department and all of the people who make this such a great place to train!
Douglas B. Evans, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Chair
Dr. Evans is in the operating room with Dr. Elliott Asare when he was a surgical chief resident. Dr. Asare went on to complete a fellowship in surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Elliott is now on the faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Surgery.
We pledge to achieve and maintain equity and diversity among faculty and staff, to reinforce professional workplace standards, and to optimize patient care and health equity. #IWILLMCW #WEWILLMCW
The Department of Surgery is honored to announce the launch of the Bud and Sue Selig Hub for Health Services Research
The Commissioner and Mrs. Selig are Milwaukee through and through and their generous support of our community has been impactful for decades. This gift will further enhance our partnership to improve health care in southeastern Wisconsin, in bringing Hope to Health, especially for those struggling to receive the care they deserve. The Department of Surgery and our Division of Research are excited to build upon the Selig’s support and transform health care the same way Commissioner Selig transformed the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball.
MCW Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
- "What do you do when you get a mild case of covid-19?" by Dr. Nathan Ledeboer, 1130 WISN, The Jay Weber Show (iHeartMedia)
View our 2022 Annual Report (PDF)
Mission, Vision, and Core Values
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, research, patient care, and community service.
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery will become one of the best departments in the nation by dedication to:
- Commitment to resident, student and continuing medical education
- Innovative basic, translational, and outcomes research
- Excellence and scholarship in patient care with robust interdisciplinary programs
- Professionalism and collegiality in relationships with colleagues, nurses, residents, students and staff
- Creativity, teamwork and pride in dedication to mission and achievement of vision
- Commitment to education
- Innovative research
- Excellence in patient care
- Professionalism and collegiality
- Creativity, teamwork and pride
MCW Endocrine Surgery & Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium
Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
Various Speakers | MCW Endocrine Surgery & Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium
What's happening in the Department of Surgery
"The Word on Medicine"
Radio program highlights innovation and discovery across MCWLearn More
Dept. of Surgery: Faculty Focus
Meet the new faces of the Department of Surgery in this video interview series featuring Dr. Douglas B. Evans, Chair of the Department of Surgery, and our newest faculty members. (YouTube videos)Learn More
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Blog
Froedtert & MCW Cancer Blog: "Together, We Are Strong"Learn More
MCW Medical Moments
MCW Medical Moments with the Department of Surgery (YouTube videos)Learn More
Global Surgical Programs
Through various non-profit organizations, medical schools, and hospitals, MCW surgeons across each of our subspecialties have been engaging globally to advance global surgical care.Learn More
Links to current and past sessionsLearn More
CME Events and Visiting ProfessorsLearn More
View current and past issuesLearn More
Program for mentoring junior facultyLearn More
Selected Multidisciplinary Conferences and their meeting location and timeLearn More
Surgery Branding & Identity
Resources for internal and external communications promoting the MCW Dept. of Surgery. Please note that this is an MCW intranet web page.Learn More
The Department's Annual Reports highlight the many ways in which MCW Surgery is #LeadingTheWay in healthcare through academic achievement, surgical education, and innovative research.Learn More
Joining Forces Program
Joining Forces leverages Military-Civilian partnerships to decrease preventable injury deaths, facilitate clinical knowledge exchanges, and increase the clinical readiness for military medical providers.Learn More
Surgery Reimbursement Team
Helpful tools and information to help guide you through the rules and regulations regarding documentation, coding, and billing.Learn More
American College of SurgeonsLearn More
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Dr. Timothy Ridolfi, Chair, Program CommitteeLearn More
Central Surgical Association, Dr. Tina Yen, PresidentLearn More
Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Dr. Kellie Brown, PresidentLearn More
Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, Dr. Tracy Wang, PresidentLearn More
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsLearn More
Wisconsin Surgical SocietyLearn More
The Department of Surgery offers a Medical Student Program, a General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowships in the following: Clinical Psychology, Endocrine Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Research and Vascular Surgery.Learn More
MCW is advancing research through curiosity and discovery with faculty and staff committed to a culture of collaboration.Learn More
Support the life-saving work of the Department of Surgery at MCW, and help build a foundation of excellence in patient care, medical training and innovation.Learn More
Explore Surgery department divisions publications, current clinical programs and clinical highlights.Learn More
Join the conversation at @MCWSurgery
Department of Surgery NewsSee All Surgery News
Dept. of Surgery Doctors Included in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2023
March 17, 2023
Castle Connolly has released their Top Doctors of 2023 list which include doctors in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Caitlin Patten Honored in Annual ‘40 Under 40’ List
March 16, 2023
Dr. Patten is a breast surgical oncologist whose clinical focus consists of caring for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and those who are at high risk for developing breast cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Anai Kothari as This Year's Recipient of the CSA Turcotte Award
March 15, 2023
Dr. Anai Kothari is this year's recipient of the Turcotte Award.
Cardiovascular Team Completes 1,000th TAVR Procedure
March 10, 2023
Recently, the cardiovascular team at Froedtert Hospital performed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, procedure.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Name Matthew Cooper, MD, Chief of Transplantation, Director of Joint Solid Organ Transplantation Program
March 1, 2023
Matthew Cooper, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Director of the Joint Solid Organ Transplantation Program at Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin, and the Mark B. Adams Chair in Transplant...
News from the 2023 Association for Academic Surgery Conference
February 17, 2023
Congratulations to our faculty, residents, and students who were recognized at the 2023 Association for Academic Surgery Conference.
Dr. Douglas B. Evans 2022 Recipient of Luminary Award in GI Cancer
January 23, 2023
The Luminary Awards recognize individuals who have made transformative strides in the lives of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
MCW's Coffee Conversations with Scientists: The Science Behind Breast Cancer with Dr. Adrienne Cobb
December 20, 2022
The episode on Thursday, October 27, featured Adrienne Cobb, MD, MS, board-certified breast surgical oncologist and assistant professor of surgery.
Froedtert & MCW Lung Transplant Program Marks 20th Transplant in 2022
November 28, 2022
This November, the Froedtert & MCW health network celebrated a milestone in its lung transplant program, with its 20th lung transplant in 2022. This marks the first time the lung transplant program has reached this milestone since its launch in the 1990s.
Serving Those Who Serve
November 11, 2022
MCW and the Zablocki VA Medical Center’s 76-year partnership benefits both doctors and patients.
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