Welcome to the Department of Surgery website. This site offers information about our clinical programs, research interests, educational programs, and more. Our mission is to make a positive contribution to each person’s life. Through care, curing, compassion, and hope, we strive to improve the lives or our patients, their families, those we work with, our community, and the world.

Our department consists of surgeons and researchers who are known for their work both nationally and internationally.  Alongside these individuals works a support system of administrative personnel who are unmatched in their efforts as we all dare to be exceptional. Through our collective work we are innovating surgical care, finding cures through discovery, and educating the world’s future surgical leaders.

It is our hope that our vision to be dedicated, compassionate innovators and caregivers resonates through the information in the pages we have provided.  We look forward to connecting with you.


Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS
The Aragón/Gonzalez-Gíustí Chair
Professor & Chair of Surgery
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Improve Every Life

Latest News

  • Tips for Men's Health Month

    Jun 26, 2020 by Department of Surgery
    As the end of Men’s Health Month approaches, it is important to acknowledge that men often do not visit the doctor unless there is a serious issue or concern. In addition to exercising and a healthy diet, men need to make sure they are up to date on important health screenings to focus on preventative care and health maintenance.
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  • U.S. News Ranks Pediatric Surgical Specialties Provided by DOS Faculty Among Nation’s Best

    Jun 17, 2020 by Department of Surgery
    U.S. News and World Report released its 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this week, placing three pediatric surgical specialties at Children’s Hospital Colorado provided by University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Surgery faculty in the top 10, including No. 1 for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
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  • Spotlight on 2020 General Surgery Graduates

    Jun 11, 2020 by Shelly Lange
    June 8, 2020 marked the graduation for general surgery residents within the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Due to the corona virus pandemic, residents, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered together virtually to celebrate the completion of their programs and present awards.
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