Medical School

Department of Surgery


  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Beilman 600 TPIAT image

    600th surgery for Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Program

    In February, Greg Beilman, M.D., scrubbed in for a surgery that in many ways was both routine and remarkable.

    Read the story here

  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - 2015 Leonard lecture Chung Future of Surgeon-Scientist

    5th Annual Arnold S. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Surgery

    Join us on April 14th in 11-157 PWB at 7:45a.m. as Dai H. Chung, M.D. presents "The Future of Surgeon-Scientists".

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  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - Iaizzo Hibernation image

    From the lab to the north woods

    Professor Paul Iaizzo makes annual treks to northern Minnesota to visit black bears in their dens to assess their appearances, heart physiology, and take blood samples to understand hibernation and how that could help humans.

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Upcoming Events

March 31st:

Resident Case Presentation

Presentation by Derrick L. Green, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief Surgical Resident

Appropriate Placement of Patients

Presentation by Judith K. Eckerle, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Director for Utilization Review

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

March 23rd:

600th surgery a milestone for Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Program

In late February, Surgeon Greg Beilman, M.D., scrubbed in for a surgery that in many ways was both routine and remarkable.

The surgery was routine because it was the 600th such operation University of Minnesota Health doctors and care teams have performed since we pioneered the procedure in 1977. Remarkable because it offers patients with chronic pancreatitis a new chance at a pain-free life.

Read the full article - M Health Blog

March 14th:

University of Minnesota Medical Center's aorta hot line saves lives -  Star Tribune

Hot lines have emerged for heart attacks and strokes — partly because they help hospitals vie to be the first choice for treatment — but this is a Twin Cities first for aortic conditions. “Within 5 to 10 minutes, we have all the ducks in a row,” said Dr. Gabriel Loor, a U cardiothoracic surgeon.

Other metro hospitals treat aortic conditions, but the U is considered a top center because of its specialists and inventory of grafts to patch up most any size of aortic injury.

Read the full story

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