UVA Department of Surgery

The UVA Department of Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment of surgical disease and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons.

Our residency programs provide robust clinical experience, numerous research opportunities and a comprehensive curriculum in clinical and academic surgery. We offer programs in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Transplantation.

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. Many faculty are also leaders of national surgical organizations.

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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

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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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 surgical 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.

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