The Department of Surgery is comprised 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 members are full-time faculty on tenure tracks with interests both in clinical research and bench research. All faculty hold joint appointments at the Salem VA Hospital and many are consultants in nearby regional hospitals.

Residents pursue skillful excellence in surgery through our rigorous education program and with the guidance and teaching from faculty members. We equip our residents with everything they need to become the surgical leaders of the future. Many have been recognized—locally and nationally—for their achievements.

UVA Health has continued to expand its operating capacity and now has 32 major operating rooms. Ambulatory surgery is performed in twelve operating rooms in the free-standing Outpatient Surgery Center. Clinics are available in the Cancer Center, Digestive Health Center and, Primary Care Building. Research laboratories are available in the MR4 facilities and allows ample research space for funded members of the department.


History of surgical education at UVA.

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August 11th & 12th 2017

Our response to a tragic event.

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Contact surgery leadership and administration.

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