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Department of Surgery

Make a donation

Charitable gifts to the Department of Surgery keep Vanderbilt on the cutting edge of patient care and resident education. You can make the greatest impact on our department by supporting the John L. Tarpley Endowed Fund. This fund honors contributions of John L. Tarpley, M.D., program director for the Department of Surgery, and provides vital resources to the Vanderbilt surgical training program.


Make a gift online now
Give online to the John L. Tarpley Endowed Fund in support of the Department of Surgery. The fund name will automatically appear as your “Area of Support,” so you will not need to adjust the “Other” drop-down box or “Allocation Description” unless you would like to give to another area of the medical center or university.

Mail in your gift
Make checks payable to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and mail to:

Department of Surgery
Vanderbilt Gift Processing
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

Tribute Giving
Looking for a meaningful way to honor someone special or show appreciation for great care? Consider making a tribute gift to the Department of Surgery.

  • Make a tribute gift online now. Vanderbilt will let family members or those honored know of your thoughtful gift. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned.
  • Find out more about honoring someone special, a special occasion or the memory of a loved one by giving.

Contact Us
Want to find out more about giving to the Department of Surgery? Contact Development and Alumni Relations at (615) 936-0230 or medicalcenter@vanderbilt.edu.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a non-profit academic medical center that relies on many funding sources to sustain our mission and impact our society. Learn more about giving.

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