Welcome to the 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.
Blood Donations Urgently Needed
During this time of the coronavirus crisis, patients with cancer, those undergoing chemotherapy, trauma patients and others will continue to need blood transfusions. Efforts to contain the virus, such as social distancing, staying at home, business and school closures (all extremely critical) have had the unintended consequence of a dramatic decrease in blood donations. It is essential that individuals continue to donate in order to prevent a local and national blood shortage. Individuals can sign up to donate at Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin by dialing: 1 877 BE A HERO or going on our website at Versiti or Versiti Blood Donation Locations.
Feed our Frontline Hospital Staff MKE
Want to show your gratitude toward our health care workers? Donate to Feed Our Frontline to provide free meals from local restaurants to our hospital staff who are working endlessly during this pandemic.
Resident Research Fund - Double your donation today!
Thanks to the generosity of the family of Robert E. Condon, MD, the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is pleased to announce a $100,000 matching gift challenge for the Resident Research Fund. Donate before December 31, 2020, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.
Dr. Robert E. Condon was a gifted, compassionate physician, as well as an inspirational educator and mentor to generations of aspiring physicians. He served as the Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1979 to 1997. His passion for teaching will be remembered through the Resident Research Fund, which will benefit resident medical education and research.
The Resident Research Fund gives surgical residents an opportunity to initiate and complete research projects related to their professional interests. The objective is to create opportunities for residents to gain a foundational understanding of clinical and translational research methods and evidence-based medicine skills that inspire them to pursue opportunities for career development as investigators.
Make your gift online at: Resident Research Fund
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
Department of Surgery Knowledge Saving Life
Amy Wagner, MD; Johnny C. Gong, MD; Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS | Pediatric and Transplant Surgery
Department of Surgery Pancreatic Cancer Virtual Symposium
Keynote Speakers: Philip Agop Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP and Joseph Michael Herman, MD, MSc, MSHCM
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
Dr. Amanda Kong receives Full Professor Pin at AWSM Ceremony
October 19, 2020
Dr. Amanda Kong receives Full Professor Pin at MCW's Center for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) ceremony on October 8, 2020.
Modern Mammography Makes early Detection Easier
October 14, 2020
Dr. Chandler Cortina, a breast surgical oncologist and researcher at Froedtert and MCW, discusses with MKE Lifestyle a few emerging ideas on new treatments.
Dr. Tammy Kindel Named 2020 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar
October 6, 2020
Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery and a member of the Cardiovascular Center, has received the 2020 Michael H. Keelan Jr., MD Scholar Award.
Dept. of Surgery Fall Research Symposium Winners
September 25, 2020
Winners of the Fall Research Symposium which was held on Friday, September 11, 2020, in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini Named Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center
July 14, 2020
Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, PhD, MS, associate professor of surgery (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery), has been named director of the MCW Comprehensive Injury Center (CIC), effective August 1, 2020.
Dr. de Moya Discusses the Molson Coors Tragedy
March 3, 2020
Dr. Marc de Moya, Professor and Chief of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, discusses the Molson Coors tragedy with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Drs. Lyle and David Joyce Edit Second Edition of Book on Mechanical Circulatory Support
January 21, 2020
Oxford University Press has just released the second edition of a textbook entitled Mechanical Circulatory Support: Principles and Applications, edited by Drs. David and Lyle Joyce.
Congratulations to Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD
December 26, 2019
On Dec. 4, Dr. Hraska, MD, received an award — the Golden Medal of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic — from the Slovak Embassy.
Dr. Lucian Durham Discusses the Vaping Crisis on TMJ4
November 7, 2019
Dr. Durham discusses what a single puff could do to your lungs.
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.
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