Welcome to the Department of Surgery

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Surgery

β€œThe Department 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 areas. I encourage you to look around our website to learn more about our surgical specialties, our commitment to medical education, and our dedication to research.”

Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD, FACS
Stuart Mcguire Professor of Surgery

About the department

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Demographics in healthcare and other areas are changing. These include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity/orientation, immigration status, disability, income/socioeconomic status and literacy. These demographic changes present opportunities for positive transformation. The Department of Surgery is fully committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundational pillars that foster a truly inclusive environment and rewards positive engagement for our employees, trainees, and the world around us.

For further information regarding the VCU School of Medicine’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit https://medschool.vcu.edu/about/dei/

Strategic Plan Summary

The Future of Surgery Today

VCU Surgery Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2019–2023 explores areas central to our work and mission.

Strategic Plan Summary

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.


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.

Latest News

Surgery Event Calendar