Department of Surgery


The University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Department of Surgery is one of the leading surgical programs in the country, offering innovative surgical procedures, state-of-the-art technology, and high-quality patient care. Our surgeons pioneer and refine surgical procedures to provide leading-edge, compassionate care to patients who require surgical services in a wide range of specialties. 

Through the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Department of Surgery, patients have access to advanced procedures and technological innovations, from specialized care for liver cancer and a ground-breaking method of delivering chemotherapy at UPMC Passavant, to a new state-of-the-art operating room with integrated imaging technology at UPMC Presbyterian. UPMC’s breadth of surgical capabilities ensures that patients receive world-class care whether they are cared for at the flagship hospitals in Oakland and Shadyside or at one of UPMC’s community hospitals or surgery centers. Encompassing six University of Pittsburgh health science schools and a host of affiliated hospitals, clinical facilities, and specialized centers, UPMC has developed cutting-edge medical programs and has recruited some of the nation’s most talented surgeons. At the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Department of Surgery, the surgical leaders of today train the surgical leaders of tomorrow with exceptional research and training opportunities in every area of clinical surgery.

For more clinical information about the department, please visit our clinical website.

Message from the Chair

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. We take pride in the excellence of the clinical care we provide and the strength of our research and educational programs. 

Mission and Goals

Our threefold mission focuses on providing the best possible patient care and educational and research programs.

Centers of Excellence

Our faculty are affiliated with the numerous renowned research and clinical centers of excellence.

Faculty Awards

Our faculty have won some of the most prestigous awards in the nation for research and science in the field of surgery.

Resident & Fellow Awards

Our general surgery residents gain valuable experience presenting at international, national, and regional conferences and have won many distinguished awards.


Read our publications, including our newsletter and article series My Life as a Surgeon and Chief Resident Legacy, as well as info on the latest textbooks and peer-reviewed journal papers from our faculty 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Learn about the programs we are building as part of our commitment to DEI in our department.

Diversity and Disability Resources

Numerous diversity and disability resources are available at the University of Pittsburgh to maximize the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

Institutional Memberships

The Department of Surgery is proud to be an institutional member of several academic organizations and events.

For Employees

Helpful information for department faculty and staff