Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

“The Department of Surgery has an impressive history and the extent of its impact on modern surgery is immense. As we partner with medical centers across the region, we strive to increase the quality of care and expand our depth and breadth of service to even the most rural of areas. I encourage you to look around our website to learn more about our surgical specialties, our commitment to medical education, and dedication to research.”

Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D., FACS

2018 Annual Report

Our Mission

The pursuit of excellence in surgical care via constant innovation and education to give every patient the best chance.

Our Vision

The future of surgery today.

Our Focus

The Department of Surgery is committed to the
tripartite mission of education, innovation,
and excellent clinical care.


We are a diverse and clinically busy department. Our educational programs focus on a strong clinical experience with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine.

Surgery Education


The Surgery Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation and Technology, known as ORBIT, supports and promotes research, innovation and global surgical activities. 


Patient Care

From Northern Virginia to more rural areas to our south, the Department of Surgery provides quality care to patients all across the state.

Clinical Care

Surgery Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 14

7:30 – 8:30am

Sanger Hall, Room 1-044

Resident QI & Cost Effective Medical Care

Presenter:  Wayne Tse, MD

1) Brief overview of CRQS position & projects; 2) Understand process of QI; 3) Understand role & root cause analysis

Bunts-Hackler Conference

March 22, 2019

Join the Division of Urology for the 42nd Annual Bunts-Hackler Conference "2019: State of the Art Urology"

2019 Guest Speakers:

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD
Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD
Ithaar Derweesh, MD
Andrew Peterson, MD
Richard Santucci, MD
Noah Schenkman, MD 
Robert Uzzo, MD


H.M. Lee Memorial Lecture

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Please join VCU School of Medicine and the Divisions of Vascular Surgery and Transplant Surgery for the 6th Annual H.M. Lee Memorial Lecture —

Topic: Endovascular treatment of hepatic artery stenosis after liver transplantation

Our 2019 guest lecturer is VCU alumnus W. Charles Sternbergh, III, MD, FACS, Professor and Chief, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery and Program Director, Vascular & Endovascular Fellowship, Ochsner Health System, Louisiana

7:00 a.m – 8:30 am

The George Ben Johnston Auditorium
305 N. 12th Street