About Us

We’re making the Michigan Difference at the Department of Surgery through our commitment to expert, innovative, and compassionate health care — and by continuing our department’s proud 150-year tradition by training the next generation of surgeon leaders.

“There is a real excitement in the Department of Surgery, as we work to improve medical practice today, while inventing the ‘surgery of the future.’ Surgery is in a period of enormous growth and change, and we are looking forward to a very bright future.” 

Dr. Michael W. Mulholland, Department Chair

Our Mission

The U-M Department of Surgery will create a positive, substantive impact on human health, through collaboration among clinicians, scientists, medical and business professionals to achieve:

  • Highly effective, compassionate patient care
  • Innovative science and meaningful discovery
  • Superior, engaging education

Our Vision

The U-M Department of Surgery will be the best such academic group in the world, dedicated to:

  • Improving patients’ chances of healthy survival while bettering the quality of their care
  • Discovering and developing insights, innovations and tools needed to better prevent and treat disease
  • Educating next generations of surgeons and researchers

Our Values

The people of the U-M Department of Surgery are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of:

  • Respect and compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

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Our Clinical Advantage

See what sets us apart in our expertise and delivery of clinical care.

Research & Innovation

See how we’re advancing medicine through discovery.

Training & Education

Find information for prospective residents, fellows, and other trainees.

Our Alumni

Stay in touch with the community of Michigan surgeons with news and events.