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 in order to give every patient their best clinical care.

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

Brooks-Lower Grand Rounds Lecture

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00–8:00, George Ben Johnston Auditorium

Please join VCU Surgery for the 2019 Brooks-Lower Lecture, "Journey to Optimizing Outcomes and Population Health: ACS Strong for Surgery Initiative"

This year's guest speaker is Thomas Varghese, Jr, MD MS, Chief Value Officer, Huntsman Cancer Institute; Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery and Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Utah.