Welcome to the Department of Surgery
Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. This site will give you some idea of our environment and our accomplishments. If you desire a career in surgery, are a good student and are willing to work hard to become the best possible surgeon, please visit and talk with us about your future in surgery. We invite you to learn more about the residency program by selecting Education, about our departmental structure by selecting Divisions, about our Faculty and their Research by selecting the respective links.
We invite you to learn more about the Medical College and explore the city of Milwaukee through the links provided.
Douglas B. Evans, MD
Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chair
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
C. Morrison Schroeder Memorial Lectureship
John H. T. Waldhausen, MD | The Evolution of Surgical Education
Pancreatic Cancer Translational Science Forum
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Brian J. Dunkin, MD, FACS | 4th Annual Gale L. Mendeloff Lecture "Creating a Better Match into Residency: It’s More than USMLE Scores and Interviews"
MCW Survivorship Symposium
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
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
Department of Surgery NewsSee All Surgery News
Mark Attanasio, along with Roger and Jackie Caplinger, Participate in Check Presentation to the We Care Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research
September 12, 2019
The Brewers Community Foundation presented a check on-field at Miller Park for $51,000 from the Purple Tie Guy event to benefit the We Care Fund to accelerate groundbreaking pancreatic cancer research.
Support pancreatic cancer research and hang out with Robin Yount & Bob Uecker | Campus News
June 24, 2019
The Milwaukee Brewers invite you to Miller Park on Sunday, July 14, for the Purple Tie Guy event hosted by Robin Yount and Bob Uecker along with Jackie and Roger Caplinger.
Dr. Tom Carver receives Ernest O. Henschel Clinical Teaching Award
June 4, 2019
Thomas Carver, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery, was selected by the senior medical students to receive the Ernest O. Henschel Clinical Teaching Award (formerly known as the Clinical Teaching Award).
Groundbreaking heart surgery saves Wisconsin toddler's life
April 26, 2019
Read how a doctor at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin saved a little boy with holes in his heart.
Congratulations to our 2019 APP Excellence Award Winners!
April 25, 2019
Congratulations to the Department of Surgery Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Excellence Award winners! Awards will be presented at the 10th annual APP Recognition Event on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Drs. Otterson and Yen elected to Nominating Committee
April 19, 2019
The Faculty Council and School of Medicine Nominating Committee secures candidates for Faculty Council officer positions and for seats on the various standing and oversight committees, and oversees the general elections process.
Stuart D. Wilson, MD, Historical Lectureship honor
April 17, 2019
At the 40th Annual Meeting of The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), Dr. Stuart Wilson was honored with the Medical College of Wisconsin - Stuart D. Wilson, MD, Historical Lectureship.
Dr. Tracy Wang elected Treasurer of AAES
April 12, 2019
Tracy Wang, MD, MPH, has been elected Treasurer of The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES).
Drs. Densmore and Webb elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
April 12, 2019
Dr. John Densmore and Dr. Travis Webb have been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society by the newly elected student members of the AOA MCW beta Chapter, Class of 2019.
Dr. Dave Lal - CHW Campus Based Physician of the Year
April 12, 2019
Dave Lal, MD MPH, has been awarded the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin 2019 Milwaukee Campus Based Physician of the Year.
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