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
Core Values

Core Values

  • Commitment to education
  • Innovative research
  • Excellence in patient care
  • Professionalism and collegiality
  • Creativity, teamwork and pride
  • October 23, 2019

    7:30 am–8:30 am

    C. Morrison Schroeder Memorial Lectureship

    Froedtert Hospital

    John H. T. Waldhausen, MD | The Evolution of Surgical Education

  • October 25, 2019

    9:00 am–5:00 pm

    Pancreatic Cancer Translational Science Forum

    Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

  • November 13, 2019

    7:00 am–8:00 am

    Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

    Froedtert Hospital

    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"

  • November 22, 2019

    12:20 pm–5:30 pm

    MCW Survivorship Symposium

    Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West

Faculty Staff Collaborate


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.

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Physicians Collaborate Whiteboard


MCW is advancing research through curiosity and discovery with faculty and staff committed to a culture of collaboration.  

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Cradled hands


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. 

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Physicians Hall Back


Explore Surgery department divisions publications, current clinical programs and clinical highlights.  

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Department of Surgery News

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Contact Us

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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