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

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The Department of Surgery is one of the most comprehensive surgery programs in the nation, comprised of 11 surgical specialties.

We treat a wide range of medical conditions and disorders, and our surgeons are regularly ranked among the best in the nation for their complex care. We invite you to take a deeper look at our surgical specialties, including our clinical specialty programs and esteemed faculty.

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Education and training is a cornerstone of the Department of Surgery's mission; our faculty and staff are committed to providing the most comprehensive training to the brightest minds in medicine.

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The research program of the Department of Surgery is among the most diverse at The University of Chicago.

Scientists and surgeons in the Department conduct research on fundamental biology as well as specific diseases, including forms of cancer, disorders of the blood vessels, and the role of the human microbiome, the population of bacteria that inhabits all of us, in illness and health. University of Chicago surgeons also conduct clinical studies to help develop new therapies.

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