Contact

Academic Office

Department of Surgery
11-132 Phillips-Wangensteen Bldg.

516 Delaware Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1999

Send mail to:
Department of Surgery

420 Delaware Street SE

Mayo Mail Code 195

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Patient Contact

For general inquiries: 612-273-8383 or 844-273-8383 (toll-free)

Adult appointments: 612-273-8383
Adult referrals: 612-672-7000

Pediatric appointments: 612-365-1000 or toll-free 855-267-5289
Pediatric referrals: 888-KIDS-UMN (888-543-7866)

For more information on selecting a surgeon, conditions we treat, and information regarding our various clinics, visit MHealth.

Physician Referral Service: 612-672-7000

Chair's Office

Chair’s Office

  • Megan Hadley
    Chair's Office Administrator
    Supporting: Sayeed Ikramuddin MD
    612-625-2478
    hadl0052@umn.edu

Deputy Chair’s Office

  • Emily Kowalczyk
    Program/Project Specialist 
    Supporting: Greg Beilman MD
    612-626-6122
    kowa0167@umn.edu

Surgical Education

  • Gina Deveney
    Graduate Medical Education Associate Administrator
    612-625-3141
    deveneyg@umn.edu
  • Jessica Andersen
    General Surgery Program Coordinator
    612-625-6483
    vaugh068@umn.edu
  • Michelle Lunden
    Associate Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
    612-626-2590
    Lund0538@umn.edu
  • Leah Vierzba
    Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator and Verification Specialist
    612-626-9237
    vierz009@umn.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinators

  • Mariah Ipsan
    Plastic Surgery, Integrated Plastic Surgery
    612-624-4777
    Ipsa0001@umn.edu
  • Debra Luedtke
    Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
    612-621-9433
    Luedt047@umn.edu
  • Cheryl Alementi
    Transplantation, Advanced GI/MIS
    612-626-2590
    alementi@umn.edu
  • Mitch Gmyrek
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
    612-624-1722
    Gmyre001@umn.edu

 

Division Contacts

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Danette Oien
    Division Administrator
    612-625-8698
    Oienx003@umn.edu
    Supporting: Rosemary Kelly MD

  • Rick Castillo
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-3904
    Casti020@umn.edu
    Supporting: Stephen Huddleston MD, PhD, Rochus Voeller MD, John Foker MD, PhD

  • Mary Macauley
    Veterans Affairs Administrator
    612-725-2148
    Macau002@umn.edu
    Supporting: Matthew Soule MD

  • Tina Russell
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1096
    russe041@umn.edu
    Supporting: Sara Shumway MD

  • Jeanne Traaseth
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-624-5464
    Traas007@umn.edu
    Supporting: Ranjit John MD, Andrew Shaffer MD MS

Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Alex Broek
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-7992
    Broek012@umn.edu
    Supporting: Wolfgang Gaertner MD, Robert Madoff MD, Genevieve Melton-Meaux MD, PhD

Surgical Critical Care

  • Emily Kowalczyk
    Program/Project Specialist
    612-626-6122
    kowa0167@umn.edu
    Supporting: Greg Beilman MD

GASTROINTESTINAL/BARIATRIC SURGERY

  • Orit Ackerman
    Division Administrator
    612-624-1089
    koban003@umn.edu
    Supporting: Daniel Leslie MD, Archana Ramaswamy MD

  • Megan Hadley
    Chair's Office Administrator
    Supporting: Sayeed Ikramuddin MD
    612-625-2478
    hadl0052@umn.edu
  • Christine Flett
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1188
    ceflett@umn.edu
    Supporting: Henry Buchwald MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Lisa Iverson
    Division Administrator
    612-624-0434
    Ivers054@umn.edu

  • Danielle Arndt
    Executive Office and Administrative Assistant
    612-625-2646
    darndt@umn.edu
    Supporting: Massimo Griselli, MD, MS, FRCS

Pediatric Surgery

  • Lisa Iverson
    Division Administrator
    612-624-0434
    Ivers054@umn.edu
    Supporting: Robert Acton MD, Donavon Hess MD, PhD, Daniel A. Saltzman MD, PhD, Bradley Segura MD, PhD

  • Barbara Huso
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-626-4214
    husox003@umn.edu
    Supporting: Robert Acton MD, Donavon Hess MD, PhD, Daniel A. Saltzman MD, PhD, Bradley Segura MD, PhD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Chrissy Johnson
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-1188
    ceflett@umn.edu
    Supporting: Marie-Claire Buckley MD, Umar Choudry MD, and Nicholas Kim, MD

Surgical Oncology

  • Stephanie Lundgren
    Division Administrator
    612-625-2991
    Smlundgr@umn.edu
    Supporting: Maria Evasovich MD, Jane Hui MD, Eric Jensen MD, Todd Tuttle MD, Schelomo Marmor PhD, MPH

Thoracic & Foregut Surgery

  • Deidra Nutt
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-0998
    dnutt@umn.edu
    Supporting: Rafael Andrade MD, Madhuri Rao MD

Transplantation

  • Ann Marie Papas
    Division Administrator
    612-625-5609
    Papas001@umn.edu
    Supporting: Varvara Kirchner, MD, Timothy Pruett MD

  • Sylvia Carlson
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-626-5182
    carl3781@umn.edu
    Supporting: Srinath Chinnakotla MD, Erik Finger MD, PhD

  • Stephanie Taylor
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-625-5151
    Taylo574@umn.edu
    Supporting: Raja Kandaswamy MD, Arthur Matas MD, William Payne MD

Vascular Surgery

  • Shameka Gherau
    Division Administrator
    612-625-1485
    jaija001@umn.edu
    Supporting: Amy B. Reed MD, R. James Valentine MD, Rumi Faizer MD

 

Research Programs/Centers/Institutes

Basic & Translational Research

  • Tamara Arkhipova
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
    612-624-4581
    arkhi005@umn.edu
    Supporting: Julia Davydova MD, PhD, Beth Lusczek PhD, Christopher Staley, PhD, Subbaya Subramanian PhD, Masato Yamamoto MD, PhD
  • Erin Brudvik
    Research Administrator
    612-625-9798
    erinb@umn.edu

Experimental Surgical Services

  • Stefanie Yorek
    Institute Administrator
    612-625-4937
    Yorek001@umn.edu
    Supporting: Richard Bianco

History of Medicine

  • Mary Thomas
    612-624-4416
    Thom0209@umn.edu
    Supporting: Jennifer Gunn, Jole Shackelford, Dominique Tobbell PhD

Schulze Diabetes Institute

  • Leeanne Dongses
    Institute Administrator (9AM-1PM)
    612-626-5697
    leeanne@umn.edu
    Supporting: Christopher Burlak PhD, Bernard Hering MD

Visible Heart Lab

  • Allison Weyer
    Lab Coordinator
    612-624-3959
    weye0037@umn.edu
    Supporting: Paul Iaizzo PhD, Mike Bateman PhD, and Tinen Iles PhD
  • Directions
  • Parking
  • Public Transit & More
  • Directions

    The University of Minnesota Medical Center, a Fairview division, is located on the corner of Harvard Street Southeast and East River Parkway on the University of Minnesota East Bank. It is easily accessible from virtually any point in the metro area, via Interstates I-94 and I-35W.

    Directions from the North

    Take I-35W south. Turn right onto Highway 280. Take the University Avenue exit; turn right at the second stoplight. Stay on University Avenue until it merges with Washington Avenue. Follow Washington to the left. Go three blocks and turn left on Oak Street. Turn right onto Delaware Street. The Patient/Visitor Parking Ramp will be on your right 1 1/2 blocks down Delaware Street between Harvard and Walnut streets. To drop off at the hospital and emergency entrances, continue on Delaware Street to Harvard Street. Turn left. The entrances face Harvard Street near the corner of Harvard and East River Parkway.

    Directions from the East or West

    Take I-94 (east or west) to the Huron Boulevard Exit. Turn left onto Fulton Street. Go three blocks and turn right onto Oak Street. Turn left onto Delaware Street. The Patient/Visitor Parking Ramp will be on your right 1 1/2 blocks down Delaware Street between Harvard and Walnut streets. To drop off at the hospital and emergency entrances, continue on Delaware Street to Harvard Street. Turn left. The entrances face Harvard Street near the corner of Harvard and East River Parkway.

    Directions from the South

    Take I-35W north to the Third Street/U of M exit. Then take the East Bank exit, which becomes Washington Avenue. Follow Washington to Harvard Street. Turn right onto Harvard Street. Turn left onto Delaware Street. The Patient/Visitor Parking Ramp will be on your left. To drop off at the hospital and emergency entrances, continue on Harvard Street. The entrances face Harvard Street near the corner of Harvard and East River Parkway.

  • Parking

    Patient and visitor parking is available in the Patient/Visitor Ramp on Delaware Street between Harvard and Walnut Streets. For more information about parking, call 612-273-4665.

    Patients and Visitors

    Patients and visitors may park in the Patient/Visitor parking ramp on Delaware Street. Emergency department parking is also available near the ER entrance at the front of the hospital. All parking facilities include handicapped-designated spaces. Also, between the Malcolm Moos Tower and the Philips-Wangensteen Building, there are two parking spaces on Delaware Street designated for handicapped use. Wheelchairs are available in the clinic, hospital and ramp entrances. You may also ask staff at any information desk to call for a wheelchair.

    Valet parking

    To make parking more convenient for our patients and visitors, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview offers valet parking on both campuses. Valets are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gold Parking Garage on the Riverside campus; 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the main hospital entrance on the University campus; and from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Phillips-Wangensteen Building entrance on the University campus.

    Hourly parking rates

    We offer a discounted parking rate to our patients and their guests. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you into the building. Clinic and hospital patient care unit staff will stamp your ticket to ensure the lower rate. There's no charge if you park in our facilities for fewer than 15 minutes. You will need to present your ticket to the parking attendant as you exit the parking facility. When there's no attendant on duty, please pay the auto cashier $4 in cash/quarters.

    Weekly & Monthly Parking Passes

    Patients and visitors planning to come to our hospital or clinics several times a week or month may wish to purchase a weekly or monthly parking pass. Parking passes are available for $24 weekly or $55 monthly. To purchase a parking pass, please visit one of our parking offices at:

    University campus: B340 Mayo
    Riverside campus: MB218 East Building
    Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F
    Phone: 612-273-PARK
    E-mail: parking@fairview.org

    Street parking/bike racks

    Free and metered street parking is available around our facilities. Bike racks are also available in all of our parking ramps. Please call the Parking Office for more information.

  • Public Transit & More

    Intercampus shuttle

    We provide a shuttle service between our Riverside and University campuses from 5:20 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See the shuttle schedule near the boarding locations on each campus. The shuttle picks up and drops off at the front entrance to Mayo Building connected to the hospital on the University campus and in the West circle entrance outside Subway restaurant on the Riverside campus.

    City buses

    Metro Transit bus service is available to our Riverside campus via route numbers 7 and 2, and to our University campus via route numbers 16, 50, 111, 113, 114, 115, and 152.

    Airport Transportation

    Super Shuttle offers shuttle services to and from our medical facilities and nearby hotels. For rates, schedules or to make a reservation call 612-827-7777; toll free is 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826).

    Taxis

    A number of taxicab services in St. Paul and Minneapolis serve the hospital. Direct telephone lines to some taxi services are located in the hospital lobbies.

    Safety and Security

    To ensure the safety of all who visit our facilities, security officers are on duty 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies and to escort patients to and from our parking facilities. Call 612-273-4544 if you wish to have an escort, and a security officer will meet you at your location.

    Courtesy Cart

    A heated, underground walkway connects the parking ramp to the clinics and hospital on our University campus. A motorized courtesy cart transports elderly and disabled patients from the ramp to their destinations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.