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, February 21

7:30 – 8:30am

Sanger Hall, Room 1-044

Perioperative Antibiotics and Infections

Presenter:  Michelle Doll, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, VCU Health

Surgery Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 28

7:30 – 8:30am

Sanger Hall, Room 1-044

Update on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at VCU — ERAS

Presenter:  Michael Scott, MB, ChB, Professor Department of Anesthesiology, Division Director of Critical Care Anesthesiology, VCU Health

RTD Guest Editorial: "Why patients should care about Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" by Michael Scott, MD