Welcome to the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The department consists of 52 full-time faculty in various surgical disciplines and is organized into seven divisions: general surgery, trauma and critical care, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary and liver transplant, burn surgery, and kidney and pancreas transplant. We also have eight full-time research faculty (Ph.D.s), 83 residents and fellows, and more than 400 staff. Our residents cover services in distinct but geographically close hospitals, including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and St. Thomas Hospital.
The Department of Surgery has experienced significant growths in research funding over the past five years. Most of the funding has been derived from the NIH and exceeded 8.5 million USD in 2006. In addition, we have also experienced significant increase in funding from industry, foundations and from philanthropic donors. Taken together, this places our department in the top 10 programs in the nation in research funding.
Dr. Naji Abumrad, M.D.
John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Department of Surgery