General Surgery

Few specialties cover as much ground as General Surgery, as we advance life-changing treatments in areas as diverse as trauma, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology and veterans’ surgical care. Underlying our broad responsibility to clinical excellence at Michigan Medicine is our commitment to training the next experts in academic surgery and to developing the knowledge and techniques that drive advancements for the future.

Leaders in Surgery

The Michigan Medicine Section of General Surgery delivers comprehensive, expert care for a wide range of treatments and conditions across our divisions of Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Veterans Administration.

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Clinical Strengths

Our approach to patient care is built on a model of coordination across multiple specialties, providing patients with a comprehensive experience that coalesces the best medical advice from a team of experts. The Michigan Medicine Section of General Surgery offers a rare depth of experience across 6 surgical specialties.  


We’re committed to educating the profession’s future surgical leaders, beginning with medical student education and extending to advanced fellowship programs. Michigan General Surgery is home to a highly ranked general surgery residency, as well as competitive fellowships in surgical critical care, endocrine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, acute care surgery, and surgical breast care.


The research program at the Section of General Surgery is striking for its creativity and breadth, covering basic research to clinical trials. Current efforts include: enhancing quality of life and preventing injury through education at the nationally recognized Trauma Burn Center; developing new immunotherapies for cancer treatment; personalizing health care through novel use of CT scans to assess surgical outcomes, and a new field we call morphomic analysis.

The Michigan Promise

Residents and faculty in the Department of Surgery at Michigan Medicine benefit from resources provided through the Michigan Promise, an investment in surgical faculty and residents to promote professional and academic success. The Michigan Promise focuses on initiatives in six areas of impact: Environment, Recruitment, Achievement, Leadership, Innovation, and Outreach.