Department Newsletter "Surgical Notes"

Stay up-to-date on recent news from VCU Health, learn about our faculty accomplishments, and hear about surgery research, housestaff accolades, and alummi successes. Surgical Notes Newsletter

VCU School of Medicine 21st Annual Faculty Excellence Awards

We are proud to announce the following faculty recognized for teaching excellence by VCU School of Medicine:

Surgery Grand Rounds: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kontos Auditorium, 7:30–8:30 am — NOTE: New time & location

grandrounds, kasirajan, surgery chair"Department of Surgery Town Hall"

PRESENTED BY: Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD, FACS, Stuart McGuire Professor of Surgery; Chair, Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine

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

  1. Review departmental finances and the impact they have on patient care.
  2. Discuss strategic retreat initiatives and their implementations.
  3. Overview and analysis of performance management goals.

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.

photo credit: Thomas Kojcsich

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:

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Christine B. & David E. Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory

vk posing with cottrells

In gratitude for and acknowledgement of the generous gift from Christine and David Cottrell, VCU School of Medicine announces the new surgical innovation laboratory will be named in their honor.

About the Christine B. & David Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory

Keeping Up with VCU Surgery

Department Newsletter

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

Surgical Notes

Annual Report

An overview of administration, surgery division innovations, and introducing ORBIT —

2017–2018 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

Latest News

  • A new CDC report has underscored the threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. VCU Health's Gonzalo Bearman, an expert in infectious diseases, discusses hand hygiene, isolating patients and how to prevent drug-resistant infection. It begins, he said, with washing your hands.

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Dedrain Davis, Public Relations Coordinator, University Public Affairs

  • From marathons to NASCAR races, VCU Health brings the emergency medicine skills to save lives.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Joan Tupponce, University Public Affairs

  • Bride-to-be asks altruistic kidney donor to be in her wedding party weeks after meeting. “We do have this connection. We’re in each other’s lives forever.”

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Dan Carrigan

  • “I just want the runner to be happy, [to] help runners of all different ages, of all different abilities,” said Mary Caldwell.

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Jenni Gough, University Public Affairs

  • David Kessler will discuss “Tobacco Wars” at the Institute for Contemporary Art.

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    James Irwin, University Public Affairs

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Dedrain Davis, Public Relations Coordinator, University Public Affairs

  • At 7 months old, Remy Miller was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. A new drug and a team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU changed her life.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Joan Tupponce, University Public Affairs

  • The VCU Health Hub at 25th is hosting an open house for Richmond East End community members and Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health faculty, staff and students.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Adam Caldwell, Director of strategic projects

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