UVA Department of Surgery

The UVA Department of Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues meaningful research, and trains the next generation of quality surgeons.

Our residency programs offer rigorous clinical experience, dedicated research opportunities, and a structured curriculum. We offer programs in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery.

Our faculty are full-time and on tenure tracks with interests in clinical and bench research. All faculty hold joint appointments at the Salem VA Hospital and many are consultants in nearby regional hospitals.

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Leaders in Education

Our residents match at the most prestigious fellowships in the country.
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Drivers of Research

One month of residency devoted solely to research in one of our many areas of study.
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Focused on Patient Care

Offering groundbreaking surgical techniques to our patients.
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The Residency Experience

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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Precision Breast IORT

Since 2014, an interdisciplinary UVA team has pioneered a new radiation technique called Precision Breast IORT, which allows doctors to better target cancer cells while avoiding damage to healthy tissue. Phase II is underway, and researchers study radiation impact on the immune system and how IORT compares to other radiation options.

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Annual Meeting: Muller Jones Surgical Society View Society Founders »

muller jones society logoThis year’s meeting focuses on health policy and quality in surgical care and we’re pleased to have Frank Opelka, MD, Associate Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, American College of Surgeons Division of Advocacy and Health Policy and John Armstrong, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery and Trauma Network Director, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and former Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health among our lineup of excellent speakers.

Further Questions? Contact: Vicki Testerman.

Are You a Patient?

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