Serving Minnesotans for Over a Century
Surgery Impact Report
The Future of Surgery
A Message from the Department Chair
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA
Chair, Department of Surgery
Jay Phillips Professor
In the early years, Dr. Owen H. Wangensteen, emphasized the importance of scientific research in medicine, a foundation that inspired pioneering surgeons to perform many of the world's 'firsts in breakthrough procedures that is our legacy. Read more.
Research is our point of pride. Significant accomplishments across health informatics, translational, clinical, and educational exploration will create our future.
In the 1930s, the University of Minnesota was one of the first institutions to require its surgery residents to conduct laboratory research.
We are constantly learning and evolving to provide exceptional care to the populations we serve. We recognize that an integral part of that process is understanding the history, structures, and environments within our teams, facilities, and community. Our belief is that all individuals that we care for and work with experience esteem for their backgrounds, as well as support to advance and thrive within our institution.