Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation and Technology — ORBIT

Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation and Technology — ORBIT

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Surgery Grand Rounds and Named Lectures

Surgery Grand Rounds and Named Lectures

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VCU Program for Global Surgery

VCU Program for Global Surgery

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The Future of Surgery Today

Please enjoy this video which represents the core mission, vision and values of the Department of Surgery. 

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VCU Health Department of Surgery

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


The faculty and staff at VCU Surgery are committed to providing the highest quality of education and training for the future medical leaders of our country.

Surgery Education


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


Patient Care

Patients who come to VCU Health for surgery gain access to some of the most skilled surgeons and ground-breaking procedures in the world.

Clinical Care

Global Surgery Seminar — January 15

"Maternal Health in Kenya: 20 Years of Working at the Grassroots Level"

global surgery obgyn

This month's speaker is Camilla Buchanan, MD, MPH, DTMH, obstetrician practicing in James City County. Dr. Buchanan is a global health specialist and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, William & Mary College and an alumna of VCU School of Medicine '76.

Join VCU Program for Global Surgery and the Global Surgery Student Alliance at VCU for on January 15, 5:00–6:00 pm, in Main Hospital, 9th Floor Conference Room.


Surgery Grand Rounds: January 16

Sanger Hall, Room 1-044, 7:45–8:30 am / Note: new time

conference image podium audience"Decoding Code Status for Surgeons: Advance Care Planning, DNAR in the OR, and other Processes to Identify and Support Patient Care Preferences"


Candace Blades, JD, RN, Advance Care Planning Coordinator
Danielle Noreika, MD, FAAHPM, FACP, Medical Director In Patient Palliative Care Services 
Emily Rivet, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine

University Health Services Professional Education Programs (UHS-PEP) of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

UHS-PEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The following link and meeting ID will be the same for every week:

Meeting ID: Telephone: Dial: +1 929-205-6099 | Or 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

Text code to: 804-625-4041 for CME credit

Bunts-Hackler Lecture

Join the Division of Urology for the 43rd Annual Bunts-Hackler Lecture

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