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Office of Research, Biomedicine, Innovation and Technology — ORBIT

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Safe Surgery Intake Process

We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting measures to make sure our hospitals and clinics provide a safe environment for your care.

Join Dr. Tamara Lawson as she walks you through the safety measures VCU Health is taking when you arrive downtown for surgery or a non-surgical procedure.

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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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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.


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
Surgery 2019 Annual Report (PDF)

Announcement from Dr. Kasirajan

All Hands on Deck: Tackling Covid-19

To each of our team members, I want to thank you for what you do each and every day.

The entire Department of Surgery has stepped up in ways unimaginable to tackle this monster together. We want to especially recognize the following team members for stepping up to lead us through this "all hands on deck" action.

  • David Lanning, MD: Interim CMO leading our organization from preparation into surge planning
  • Anthony Cassano, MD: Associate CMO leading surgical services preparations
  • Tony Herndon, MD: Children's Surgery and resident education planning
  • Aimee Grover, MD: Wellness activities with the Health System and the School of Medicine
  • Kandace McGuire, MD and Vinay Kumaran, MD: Reviewing testing vs. CT scans for all operative patients
  • James Whelan, MD, Kwame Akuomoah-Boateng, DNP, Jill Peysha, MD, & Brian Kaplan, MD: Inpatient staffing leaders
  • Laura Boomer, MD, Christin Kim, MD & Paula Ferrada, MD: ICU resource champions
  • Levi Procter, MD: OR PPE Taskforce
  • Guilherme Campos, MD, Mena Dous, Jeremy Powers, MD, & Erin MacMillan, PA: Outpatient staffing planning leaders
  • Sterling Hundley & Amanda Jabri: Incredible work to identify alternate sources of masks to include 3D printing
  • Martin Mangino, PhD & Kirsty Dixon, PhD: Generously donated PPE from ORBIT
  • Katie Golob & Nikki Meador: Incredible administrative and operational leadership
  • Our Associate Administrators and staff: Without you, we would all be lost

Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

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