Welcome to the Department of Surgery Research Programs

The Department of Surgery has long invested in basic and translational research. We are pursuing a rich variety of research programs that investigate both the basic biological mechanisms as well as the therapeutic breakthroughs that are shaping the practice of Surgery. The Department currently holds approximately $10.5M in extramural funding and has historically ranked about 20th nationally in NIH funding.

Our research effort is driven by both our basic scientists, who conduct full-time research, and our translational scientists, who combine commitments to research programs that link with their clinical practices. Research in the department is multidisciplinary and collaborative, and is centered in the following core areas:

Cancer and Metastasis
Cardiothoracic and Vascular
Epithelial Pathobiology
Immunology and Inflammation
Tissue Biology, Bioengineering and Imaging


Information about faculty, research programs, focus areas, and educational programs can be found on the links provided on this page.