UVA Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia provides excellent patient care, pursues cutting-edge research, and educates the next generation of world-class surgeons. Unified in diversity, we are guided by best practices for each patient as we expand our knowledge of health and disease.

Our department consists of nine divisions: Acute Care and Trauma Surgery, Breast and Melanoma Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. All faculty are full-time tenure track professors with interests in both clinical and bench research. Many of our faculty are leaders in national surgical organizations.

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Leaders in Education

Our residency and fellowship programs offer individualized learning, engaged faculty, and have a proud history of training the future of leaders in surgery.

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Drivers of Research

Our skilled research teams are working on many exciting projects that span our numerous surgical divisions.

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Surgical Excellence

Our 9 Surgical Divisions provide innovative surgical techniques to patients from our highly skilled and experienced surgeons.

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The Residency Experience

At the UVA Department of Surgery, we are dedicated to resident education at an individual level. Here, you will find a teaching culture where we encourage questions, challenge ideas and influence research. As a resident, you will grow personally and professionally both through the rigorous curriculum and the personalized attention of each faculty member.

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Are You a Patient?

Learn more about Department of Surgery services and explore patient resources, including clinic locations, directions, and contact telephone numbers at UVA Health.