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.


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 Lecture

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 am, Sanger Hall 1-044

"Clinical Documentation Improvements — Mortality Risk & PSIs"

Guest Lecturer for this week is Jaime Bohl, MD, FACS, FASCRS Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, VCU Department of Surgery

Dr. Bohl


1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role accurate documentation and coding play in calculating Vizient Expected Mortality rates

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the Top 10 Vizient mortality variables that contribute to Vizient Expected Mortality rates in the Department of Surgery

3. Demonstrate knowledge of Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and their contribution to quality measure performance.