Dr. Gauger is the William J. Fry Professor of Surgery and head of the Division of Endocrine Surgery. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Michigan and completed fellowships in Extracorporeal Life Support and Surgical Critical Care. He then served as the T.S. Reeve Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia before joining the faculty in 1999.
Dr. Gauger specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He also specializes in the treatment of endocrine tumors of the pancreas and intestines as well as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes.
Dr. Gauger is deeply involved in graduate medical education issues. He serves as the Program Director for Surgery and leads the Norman W. Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery. He was also the founding Executive Director of the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center.