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

  • 2020 Top Doctors

    Aug 10, 2020 by Shelly Lange
    For more than 25 years, 5280 magazine has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. This year 21 of our surgeons in 12 specialties made the list.
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  • Aurora man was first patient at University of Colorado Hospital to receive life-saving ECMO lung treatment for COVID-19

    Jul 27, 2020
    From its beginning, Psalm 91 advises people to put their trust in God as a “refuge and a fortress.” These are far more than words for Robert and his wife of 24 years, Chalice. “The psalm speaks to how God puts you in a secret dwelling place and protects you from all hurt, harm and danger,” Robert said. “That’s the gist of the scripture. We live by that foundation.” In late March, Robert and Chalice found they needed that foundation more than ever, as the novel coronavirus threatened to sweep the ground from under them. With blurring speed, the virus attacked, bringing Robert to the brink of death. That he survived is a tribute to the medical providers who cared for him and to his own determination, the strength of his family and the faith that sustains them.
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  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital again named No. 1 hospital in the state

    Jul 27, 2020
    For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, No. 1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in nine specialties including No. 2 in pulmonology & lung surgery.
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