UW Department of Surgery

General Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Research in the Division of General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin continues to grow, looking into the underlying causes and function of disease, taking these discoveries from the laboratory to clinical trials and offering experimental options with the goal of improving patient care.

Our clinical and basic science research programs are investigating causes and treatments for various cancers including:

  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Hepatic
  • Thyroid

Additionally, our staff is researching new treatments and nutrition for trauma patients, intimal hyperplasia and pulmonary edema.
The Division of General Surgery also manages two training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, offering research training opportunities for post-doctoral fellows in the field of surgical oncology, in addition to short-term research opportunities for medical students in programs related to diabetes, digestive diseases and kidney diseases.

Learn More

To learn more about current research initiatives, faculty and scientists, research awards and funding opportunities, visit the Division of General Surgery Research website.