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 through constant innovation and continuing education in order to give every patient the best care possible.

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.


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

Surgery Grand Rounds: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kontos Auditorium, 7:30–8:30 am — NOTE: New time & location

grandrounds, kasirajan, surgery chair"Department of Surgery Town Hall"

PRESENTED BY: Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD, FACS, Stuart McGuire Professor of Surgery; Chair, Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review departmental finances and the impact they have on patient care.
  2. Discuss strategic retreat initiatives and their implementations.
  3. Overview and analysis of performance management goals.

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.

photo credit: Thomas Kojcsich

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