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.

Associate Professor in the Division of Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery, Dr. Christopher Tignanelli, speaks with Angela Davis on MPR News about the future of AI in healthcare settings and addresses concerns surrounding its use.

In the News

This remarkable cohort spent the summer participating in clinical rotations, shadowing in the operating room, working on faculty-sponsored research projects, engaging in educational seminars, and experiencing all that the Twin Cities has to offer.


Each year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine releases its list of Top Doctors, and this year, 200+ M Health Fairview physicians made the 27th edition of the list, including 19 of our exceptional surgical faculty.

In the News

Cyrus Jahansouz, MD, Assistant Professor of Colon & Rectal Surgery, was awarded a grant by the New Opportunities to Improve Outcomes (NOTIO) Program for his project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of microbial transplantation therapy following colonic surgery.

Upcoming Events
Research Week Grand Rounds
Each year, the Department of Surgery celebrates Research Week, bringing together the work of our residents, faculty,...
Research Week Poster Session
All faculty, staff, students and community researchers are invited to present their work and as in past years, we hope...