Research Program, Centers & Labs
#72 Active Residents
#20 Active 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.

Let's welcome our new residents as they celebrate Match Day and look to the future with the Department of Surgery! 


Dr. Genevieve Melton-Meaux talks about the role of AI in healthcare today on 830 WCCO radio with Chad Hartman.

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Learn more about the achievements of the accomplished women in the Department of Surgery all #WomensHistoryMonth long!


The University of Minnesota Medical School has received $1.4 million in funding for a research project to develop methods and risk management processes for clinical artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize continual patient safety and improve trust in these innovations. 

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