Surgical Oncology Division


UVA Surgical Oncology Division provider listens to a patient's heartbeat

The Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Virginia has an outstanding national reputation for performing high volume and quality surgical and multidisciplinary care. We treat patients with cancerous, precancerous, and benign lesions of the liver, pancreas, biliary tree, duodenal and small bowel; thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands; and sarcomas and soft tissue tumors of the extremities, trunk, and retroperitoneum.

We pledge to provide the highest quality care based on evidence-based practices while maintaining respect and compassion for our patients and their families. Many of our patients travel from afar to receive their specialized care, and we focus on providing efficient care with as few visits as necessary.

Clinical Programs

Education and Training

We strive to provide a full range of educational opportunities for physicians, nurses and patients in the treatment of disease and are active in the recruitment of patients for up-to-date clinical protocol for evaluation of therapeutic diagnostic modalities throughout Surgical Oncology.

Surgical Oncology Research

Research photo in a lab with a gloved hand adding drops of solvent.The Surgical Oncology Service has an excellent history of rigorous research including robust clinical research and basic and translational laboratory research. Dr. Zaydfudim has a background in health services research and is the department’s Director for Health Services Research with an excellent track record in mentoring students and residents.

Dr. Bauer has had a successfully funded laboratory for over 15 years and has mentored numerous undergraduate students, medical students and general surgery residents in the lab. Dr. Bauer leads the UVA Cancer Center GI Translational Research Program and the Pancreatic Cancer Translational Research Group. The Department of Surgery T32 Surgical Oncology Training Grant provides support for general surgery residents to conduct two years of dedicated research during their residency.

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