Areas of Need

Dr. Raghavendran and general surgery trainees
Dr. Hirschl and team member in the operating room
Dr. Obi looking into a microscope in a lab

Supporting Faculty and Trainee Professional Development — The Michigan Promise

The path to reach the highest level of skill and understanding as a surgeon is often immensely difficult. Through the Michigan Promise, we pledge to invest in the holistic growth of each individual.

Our comprehensive approach to training ensures that for generations to come, the best and brightest minds in surgery will be prepared to solve the field’s greatest challenges in patient care, discover unprecedented breakthroughs in research, and foster a culture of encouragement among trainees, all while embodying Michigan’s spirit of excellence and inclusion. 

Gifts to support the Michigan Promise will fund educational and advancement opportunities for our residents and faculty, and will provide the resources necessary to help our surgeons thrive.

Supporting Resident Education — Investing in Tomorrow’s Surgeons

The expectations for surgeons have evolved beyond the ability to identify and delicately repair damage caused by illness and injury.

We are committed to developing surgeons who are highly adept and innovative — surgeons that go on to lead our country’s top hospitals and health systems. And few institutions in the nation are better positioned to advance the future of health care than the University of Michigan.

Support future physicians in changing surgery practice — and the scope of medicine nationally and globally for decades to come.

Supporting Faculty — Bringing Together the Leaders & Best

Professorships in surgery honor both the donor and the accomplished recipient by helping the next generation of surgical leaders achieve their full potential.

These gifts support a new or current world-class faculty member in our department by funding a portion of their salary and covering research expenses in order to enable their success.

This endowment will further the groundbreaking achievements made by the recipient and will spur discoveries that may change the course of care.

Supporting Research — Innovations with Impact

Among our top priorities is ensuring that our clinicians and scientists are ready to kick-start important research.

As we continue to advance multidisciplinary studies, we want all investigators — from clinical to basic science — to have the resources to come together.

Supporting these efforts will enhance our ability to make groundbreaking discoveries that will directly and profoundly benefit patients.

Supporting Outreach — Advancing Global Health

Our commitment to superior health care takes us around the world, partnering with doctors and patients in Mexico, China, India, Colombia, and beyond. This global outreach creates a positive ripple effect, as Michigan surgeons share their knowledge and learn from their local partners in turn.

This work also provides robust training opportunities for residents and fellows, frequently inspiring a lifelong engagement with international health work.

An investment in this outreach will yield tangible results in our community and around the world.