Surgery Alumni

The Department of Surgery is very proud of our vast network of alumni, originating back to 1845 when the Egyptian Building was established as the first permanent hospital of the Medical College of Virginia. 

Learn about our alumni, their career paths, and how you can stay connected to the Department after graduation. As alumni of the department we value hearing about your success, please keep us informed about where you are and what you're doing so we may share your success with your fellow alumni.

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Alumni by Division

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Support students following in your footsteps by making a gift to the VCU Department of Surgery.  Every gift to the Department of Surgery sustains the educational mission and continues our tradition of excellence in research and patient care. 

How to Support

2019 Edward A. Wayne Medal

The Edward A. Wayne Medal was established in 1971 to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided exemplary services to VCU.

James Neifeld"Edward A. Wayne Medals were awarded to both Ramona S. Neifeld and James P. Neifeld, M.D.

James Neifeld joined the faculty of the VCU School of Medicine as an assistant professor in surgical oncology in 1978 and later served as chair of the Department of Surgery for more than 10 years. As a registered nurse, Ramona Neifeld worked in oncology and volunteered at St. James the Less Free Clinic.

The Neifelds are longtime donors to the Massey Cancer Center and the School of Medicine. In 2011, they established the Herbert S. and Elinor C. Neifeld Scholarship in Medicine in honor of James’ parents. Passionate supporters of VCU Athletics, the Neifelds created the Neifeld Family Scholarship for Golf and supported construction of VCU Athletics’ Basketball Development Center and the VCU golf practice facility at First Tee. For years, James hosted the annual Janney Invitational College-Am golf tournament benefiting the VCU golf program." Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Neifeld!

pictured: James and Ramona Neifeld with Michael Rao, PhD, President VCU and VCU Health System

story & photo credit: VCU News

History of Surgery Chairs

1838 – 2013

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History of Surgery Chairs
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Humera Surgical Society

Established in 1965 to honor the incredible legacy of Dr. David Hume, the Humera Surgical Society serves as an alumni association for those who received their surgical training from the Medical College of Virginia. Each spring, members join together to celebrate Dr. Hume at the Humera Annual Meeting.

How to Join

Keeping Up with VCU Surgery

Department Newsletter

Keep up with faculty news, residency education, surgery research and more!

Surgical Notes: October 2020

Annual Report

VCU Surgery has seen significant growth in our core missions of innovation, education and clinical programs.

2019 Annual Report

Humera Surgical Society

The Humera Surgical Society honors Dr. David Hume's memory with yearly meetings designed to foster intellectual curiosity and rekindle friendships

Humera Surgical Society