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Gunshot Victims Thank Trauma Team for Saving Their Lives

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Tyler Ellis, M.D., MSCR Joins Colon & Rectal Surgery Faculty

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Dr. Tobin To Receive KMA 2019 Distinguished Service Award

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Department Creates Division of Immunotherapy

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Nine Department Faculty Members Voted Top Docs In Their Specialty

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From the Chairman

The University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, has a long and proud tradition of excellence. From its inception in 1837, when the University of Louisville served as the premier medical training ground for the western frontier of the United States, the Department. Surgery has been at the forefront of surgical education, patient care, and research.
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Grand Rounds Calendar

Grand Rounds Speaker

Sept 20, 2019: “Bile Duct Injury, the Achilles Heal of Cholecystectomy: Avoidance and Treatment”


Presentation by:
Dr. Gary Vitale

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Owen Frederick McMasters

For information on Brown Cancer Center Owen's Wish Fund for Cancer Immunotherapy Research, click here .

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Photo of Gunshot Victim Embracing UofL Trauma Surgeon

Gunshot Victims Thank Trauma Team for Saving Their Lives

Christopher 2X Game Changers along with gunshot wound survivors treated at UofL Hospital recognized the trauma team at UofL for their life-saving care for gunshot wounded victims from 2003-2019.

The trauma team at UofL includes numerous trauma surgeons, nurses and staff who dedicate their lives to saving others. Since 2003, they have treated more than 3,000 victims of gun violence.

All four local news stations ran stories on the event. Click below to watch the coverage:


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Tyler Ellis, M.D., MSCR

Tyler Ellis, M.D., MSCR Joins Colon & Rectal Surgery Faculty

The Department of Surgery is excited to welcome Tyler Ellis, MD, MSCR, to the Colon and Rectal Surgery Section of the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He then completed his general surgery residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship in colorectal surgery at University of Massachusetts in Worchester, MA. He also has a fellowship in clinical research from Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Gordon Tobin

Dr. Tobin To Receive KMA 2019 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Gordon Tobin, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, will receive Kentucky Medical Association's 2019 Distinguished Service Award on Sept. 21, 2019. Dr. Tobin is recognized for his significant contributions to the field of medicine.

Dr. Tobin's career encompasses surgical education, pioneering medial research, care for the underserved at home and abroad and physician leadership in local, state and national organizations. Professor of Surgery and former Plastic Surgery Director, he founded a robust research laboratory that developed many new reconstructive techniques and pioneered hand and face transplantation. He is Director of Craniofacial Transplantation at UofL and an original member of the team that laid essential research foundations and performed the world’s first successful hand transplant in 1999.

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Department Creates Division of Immunotherapy

Department of Surgery is proud to announce the Division of Immunotherapy, which is leading the way to improve our understanding of the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Our team of researchers is engaged in pioneering research designed to trigger our bodies’ own immune system to fight disease.

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Louisville Magazine Top Docs

Nine Department Faculty Members Voted
Top Docs In Their Specialty

Congrats to the following physicians named Louisville Magazine's Top Docs in their respective categories:

GENERAL SURGERY

  • Matthew V. Benns, M.D.
  • Keith Miller, M.D.

PLASTIC SURGERY

  • Terry M. McCurry, M.D.
  • Jarrod A. Little, M.D.

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

  • Michael E. Egger, M.D.
  • Robert C.G. Martin II, M.D.
  • Kelly M. McMasters, M.D.
  • Charles R. Scoggins, M.D.

VASCULAR SURGERY

  • Amit J. Dwivedi, M.D.

View the full list of Top Docs on Louisville Magazine's website.

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