The Department of Surgery consists of ten divisons providing surgical specialties in the following areas:
The Department of Surgery provides the best possible clinical care in a compassionate manner to all patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. Medical students and residents receive high-quality education to prepare them for careers in patient care. Research aimed at finding answers to basic and applied questions is performed in order to improve patient care outcomes.
The VCU Medical Center is one of the country’s leading academic medical centers with five Health Sciences schools, the VCU Health System, the Massey Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Richmond. The only academic medical center in central Virginia, VCU Medical Center is at the forefront of health care, providing patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.
MCV Hospitals is the teaching hospital component of the VCU Medical Center, which also includes out-patient clinics and MCV Physicians, a 600-physician faculty group practice.
The 779-bed VCU Medical Center is a regional referral center for the state and is the region's only Level I Trauma Center. The hospital's Emergency Department provides treatment for approximately 85,000 patients per year and is nationally recognized for innovative management of chest pain and medical management of the Richmond Ambulance Authority, an award winning and exemplary EMS system.
The medical center offers nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and transplantation, the center offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service. In particular, the medical center has received international recognition for early diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and strokes, organ transplant, head and spinal cord trauma research, burn and wound healing, neonatal intensive care and genetic research, as well as cancer research, treatment and rehabilitation.
VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of just 63 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute out of 1,500 nationwide. One of the best models of a public-private partnership in Virginia, Massey Cancer Center receives more than 50 percent of its funding from private philanthropy. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and a host of others meet each week to discuss treatment plans for each patient.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is the result of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Children’s Medical Center and Children’s Hospital merging to form a full services children’s hospital within the VCU Medical Center. Offering a robust continuum of pediatric services, research and education, CHoR offers the widest range of pediatric services in the region including emergency, primary, secondary, advanced tertiary and long-term care. CHoR has 13 locations across Central Virginia and provides over 40 pediatric medical/surgical services. Clinical and laboratory researchers at CHoR are making medical advances in asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, genetics, infectious diseases, obesity and many other fields.