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The Department of Surgery is engaged in a wide range of research in an effort to forward our knowledge of the basic sciences and improve patient care. We are dedicated to achieving quality results while addressing some of the biggest questions facing the medical and scientific community. The projects we are involved in span our numerous surgical divisions, and include collaborations within the University and with academics at other institutions.


Craig L. Slingluff, Jr, MD

Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Surgical Oncology

Shayna L. Showalter, MD

Deputy Vice Chair, Research
Associate Professor of Surgery

Jianjie Ma, PhD

Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences
Professor of Surgery

Clinical Trials & STAC

Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center.

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Acute Care & Trauma Research

Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury.

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Breast & Melanoma Research

Clinical trials improving breast cancer treatment.

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Cardiac Surgery Research

Aortic aneurysm formation.

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General Surgery Research

A variety of clinical research topics.

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Pediatric Surgery Research

Tissue engineering to treat short bowel syndrome.

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Surgical Oncology Research

Gastrointestinal and HPB pathology.

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Thoracic Surgery Research

Cytokines and stimulating natural killer cells.

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Transplant Surgery Research

Transplant immunosuppression and gene therapy.

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Vascular & Endovascular Research

Diseases of the supra-aortic trunk vessels.

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TCV Research Lab

Lung Injury and Transplant Research

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