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    We are committed to being the place people want to be – where patients want to get their care, faculty want to work, residents want to train and medical students want to learn.

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    The Department of Surgery specialties include general surgery, surgical oncology, transplantation, bariatric surgery, trauma, critical care, burns, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, podiatric and vascular surgery.

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    A primary focus of our department is the education of future physicians and training of surgeons.

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    Our graduating residents are competitive for the most highly regarded fellowships or fully prepared for practice.

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    Treating Type 1 Diabetes with Innovative Tissue Engineering Approaches for Cell Therapy without immunosuppression.

With more than 52 faculty members, the University of Arizona Department of Surgery is one of the largest multi-specialty surgical groups in the state. Our surgeons provide excellent patient-centered care, engage in cutting edge research and mentor the next generation of surgeons and physicians.

Grand Rounds

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00am


Department News

UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs and Banner – UMC Tucson Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’

University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and its clinical partner, Banner– University Medical Center Tucson were recently announced the winners of Tucson Local Media's annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.


Dr. Lee drew in a large audience during the 2017 American Urological Association Course on Renal Cell Carcinoma in Boston, MA
Dr. Benjamin Lee leads UA Division of Urology at the American Urological Meeting

Dedicated to advancing health and wellness through education and research, Dr. Benjamin Lee moderates the Kidney Cancer Robotics Plenary Session and directs a post-graduate course on Renal Cell Carcinoma at the American Urological Association meeting in Boston, MA, which hosted over 16,000 attendees from around the world. Dr. Christian Twiss debated in a plenary session on the topic of Vaginal Mesh Removal.


Dr. Robert C. Johnson Appointed to the UA Institute for Cellular Transplantation

Dr. Johnson will help accelerate the Institute’s mission to treat diabetes using transplantation of macroencapsulated cells without the need for immunosuppression.