Welcome to the Forefront of Surgery

The University of Chicago Department of Surgery is one of the nation's leading programs comprised of 125 full-time faculty and postdoctoral researchers and more than 40 part-time and volunteer appointments. We constantly strive to provide the highest level of complex and innovative surgical care, comprehensive surgical training for tomorrow's leaders as well as groundbreaking basic science and clinical research.

Collaborations among our specialties and with medical and scientific experts at the University of Chicago and other national/international organizations have resulted in many "firsts" for our Department, particularly in the area of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our commitment to discovery and innovation encourages us to move promising new therapies from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.


Matthews_suit.jpgJeffrey B. Matthews, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Chicago Medicine
Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery