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, October 17, 2019

Sanger Hall, Room 1-044, 7:45–8:30 am

martin mangino phd, research poster"Principles of Organ Preservation and Their Applicability Outside of Transplantation"

Guest speaker this week is Martin Mangino, Ph.D, Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and ORBIT Associate Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine 

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

  1. To understand what the primary cause of tissue ischemia is
  2. To understand the importance of metabolic fluid and electrolyte shifts in ischemic tissues and organs
  3. To be able to translate and apply principles learned in organ preservation to other conditions where tissue ischemia is present.

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.

Teleconference information:

For those of you that are off-site during conference and want to watch it live, you may teleconference in via Zoom online or call in via phone:
**(Please note the teleconference link and call-in information have changed)**


Dial:  +1 929-205-6099
Or:  888-788-0099 (Toll Free)

Meeting ID: 686 689 317

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