The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

George E. Goodfellow Society

Some Background

Dr. Goodfellow  (1855 – 1910) was a prominent physician and surgeon in Tucson in the late 1890s and early 1990s.  He treated the victims of the OK Corral shooting in Tombstone, interviewed Geronimo, set a record for a train run that has never been broken, and played a key role in brokering the Cuban peace settlement in the Spanish-American War. 

Among his many medical accomplishments were the first recorded laparotomy after a gunshot wound and one of the first successful perineal prostatectomies.  He published in medical journals and became widely known for his surgical acumen and innovation.  He was also a humanitarian who traveled to Mexico to tend to the survivors of the disastrous Bavispe earthquake of 1887. 

In the true spirit of the Southwest and the Old Pueblo, the Surgery Department is at the frontier of surgery, advancing transplantation, minimally invasive surgery techniques and research. 

Become a Member

Donors who contribute $1000 or more in a given year become members of the George E. Goodfellow MD Surgical Society. They are the elite of your contributors and the focus of our admiration and appreciation.

Contact Us 

If you are interested in exploring how your goal of helping others through a donation to the Department can best be met through an outright gift, a planned gift such as through one’s will or estate, gifts of stock or real estate, or other means, or simply have a question about the Department, please contact:

Marianne Capp Hadden, MS, MBA
Director of Development
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Arizona Health Sciences Library, 4th Floor
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
P.O. Box 245018
Tucson, AZ 85724

Office: 520-626-4557