VCU Health Video Tours

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

Join us as Dr. Tamara Lawson walks you through the safety measures we take when you arrive downtown for surgery or a non-surgical procedure. Video Tours


VCU Surgery Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2019–2023

The Future of Surgery Today

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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.


Our Team

Our team includes more than 82 full-time surgeons (68 Clinical Faculty and 14 Research Faculty), 60 APPs, and 185 staff members, based at medical facilities throughout Richmond, including VCU Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Massey Cancer Center and McGuire VA Medical Center.

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