Divisions, Centers, and Affiliates

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (the chest)—generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs.

GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

GI (gastrointestinal) refers to a practice of surgery that focuses on the gastrointestinal tract. Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty that utilizes both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries, typically in an acute setting. Endocrine surgery is a surgical subspecialty focusing on surgery of the endocrine glands, including the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, glands of the endocrine pancreas, and some neuroendocrine glands.

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving surgery on fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery aims at improving its appearance.

Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology; it focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors.

Transplant Surgery

Organ transplantation is a surgical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient, to replace a damaged or missing organ.

Urology

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

Colorado Center for Transplantation Care, Research and Education (CCTCARE)

The Colorado Center for Transplantation Care, Research, and Education (CCTCARE) is a unique, multi-disciplinary transplantation center that closely integrates basic, translational, and clinical research with educational and training programs.

Center for Children's Surgery

The Center for Children’s Surgery is a multidisciplinary center within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, operating in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Colorado. The center’s purpose is to represent and support faculty who specialize in providing surgical care to children. The Center for Children’s Surgery is committed to promoting the continued growth and development of the center's members towards fulfilling multiple missions of both the School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Center for Surgical Innovation

Conducting surgical training classes since February 2008, the Center for Surgical Innovation is dedicated to teaching the latest surgical techniques, many involving minimally invasive approaches, to practicing surgeons, residents and medical students.

Pancreas and Biliary Center

At the University of Colorado The Pancreas and Biliary Center, we have assembled a world-class group of surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and others to collaborate on your care. A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pancreatic diseases has proven to be the new standard of care for patients. The Pancreas and Biliary Center at University of Colorado Hospital is committed to providing thorough, highly coordinated, compassionate, and dedicated patient care.

Trauma Research Center

The Trauma Research Center has been a part of the Department of Surgery for more than 20 years. The mission of the Trauma Research Center is to decrease morbidity and mortality through a multidisciplinary approach to trauma-induced coagulopathy and inflammation, known as thromboinflammation.

UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center

The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz is Colorado’s premier burn center since 1976. We are one of 54 American Burn Association (ABA) verified locations in the United States and the first and longest-standing burn center in the Rocky Mountain region. Our burn center model provides inpatient and outpatient services in one location. A team of medical specialists work together to treat your unique burn and frostbite conditions. These teams are made up of surgeons, registered nurses, burn technicians, psychiatrists, and pharmacists. Additional staff members include social workers, caseworkers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. These professionals blend their expertise to maximize your recovery and your quality of life.

University of Colorado Hospital

Expert medical professionals, top notch research, and progressive education make UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation. As the region's only academic hospital, University of Colorado Hospital brings new and innovative treatments, clinical trials, and research to patients. 

Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado sees, treats and heals more kids than any hospital in the seven-state Rocky Mountain Region. Experienced and forward-thinking when it comes to the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment, Children's Hospital Colorado delivers family-centered care catered to the emotional and social needs of children.

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center exemplifies President Lincoln's promise "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. The VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System provides innovative, leading-edge care and local community-focused medicine to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region Veterans.

Denver Health

Denver Health, a comprehensive, integrated organization, provides care for all residents – regardless of their ability to pay. Denver Health is a complete health care system serving the health care needs of the city of Denver, delivering in the most efficient and cost-effective care.

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central (Colorado Springs)

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services nationally recognized for quality, research and outcomes.