Research Program, Centers & Labs
72 Residents
20 Fellows
Experimental Surgical Services
Education & Training

The Department of Surgery offers comprehensive residency programs and surgery fellowships in several different specialty areas, ranging from cardiothoracic surgery, surgical critical care, to vascular surgery and more.

Basic & Translational Sciences Laboratory

Our robust research program provides our residents and faculty the opportunity to participate in scientific discovery and clinical innovation. We have a rich history of renowned basic and clinical science research, distinguishing ourself as an academic and clinical center of excellence.

Dr. Andrew Adams
Patient Care

Exceptional surgical care of our patients is our primary responsibility. Patients' needs come first. This requires exceptional surgeons, nurses and staff, and clinical excellence. We treat patients as if they are our family members.

Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin

Department Head, Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Our vision is to be the preeminent department of surgery in Minnesota, serving patients of the world where groundbreaking research and exceptional training come together to produce the unrivaled care that we demand for our loved ones.

Drs. Srinath Chinnakotla and Vanessa Humphreville speak with KMSP about kidney transplants and their roles in helping 'Miracle Michael' beat the odds.

In the News

We are excited to welcome our two new outstanding fellows to the University of Minnesota on August 1, 2025.


Meet our incoming fellow of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program!


In honor of National Donate Life Month, the Surgical Director for the Liver Transplant Program, Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla, talks about the importance of organ donation and what you need to know to make a difference.

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