About the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery follows the principles of people first, leadership at all levels, relentless transparency and generative solutions. The opportunities for growth in all missions with the partnership between the University of Arizona and Banner University Medicine Division will accelerate our progress toward our goals while providing a nimbleness to respond to the changing healthcare environment. This partnership places us on the leading edge of the value proposition as we work tirelessly to improve the care and outcomes for our patients.


We are the University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, the place where people want to be. Our surgeons’ cutting edge expertise is sought after throughout the world. Every day we center our focus on people; building patient relationships, fostering collegial collaborations and mentoring the next generations of surgeons and physicians. Our focus on putting people first is what makes their experiences throughout the Department of Surgery extraordinary.


The place where people want to be and where we are committed to:

  • Build an intentional culture
  • Deliver exceptional patient, family, and referring MD experiences
  • Educate the next generation of surgeons/physicians
  • Expand Medical Knowledge
  • Financial sustainability
  • Connect with the community