Selected Articles:

Summer 2014 - ACS San Francisco

Please join us at the MCW Department of Surgery / Alumni Association reception during the American College of Surgeons 100th Annual Clinical Congress on Monday, October 27, 2014.

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Summer 2014 - Assn between Thromboembolic Events and Patients with IBD

Thromboembolic events are significant extra-intestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is 3-4 times more common in people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis when compared to healthy individuals, regardless of whether IBD pathology is quiescent or in an active state.

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Summer 2014 - Best Wishes to Chief Residents

The featured picture in this issue of "Leading the Way" pays tribute to our department Chief Residents as we prepare for the annual Eberbach Banquet in their honor.

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Summer 2014 - Blunt Abdominal Trauma

Complete Transection of the Common Bile Duct and Gastroduodenal Artery After Blunt Abdominal Trauma: The incidence of extrahepatic biliary tract injuries is estimated at 3-5% of all abdominal traumas, with 85% resulting from penetrating wounds.

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Summer 2014 - Faculty by Specialty

Department of Surgery Faculty by Specialty

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Summer 2014 - First Annual Mobile App Challenge

Earlier this year, the Medical College of Wisconsin partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and UWM's App Brewery to hold the First Annual Mobile App Challenge.

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Summer 2014 - Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) is associated with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Summer 2014 - Immunopathological Response to Severe Trauma and Burn

Changes in Platelet Activity in Acutely Burned Patients: Injury causes a sterile inflammatory response. Dysregulation of this response can lead to a systemic inflammatory response and subsequent organ dysfunction, nosocomial infection, and multisystem organ failure.

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Summer 2014 - Incoming 2014-2015 PGY 1 Residents

Summer 2014 - Incoming 2014-2015 PGY 1 Residents

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Summer 2014 - In-Utero Management of Myelomeningocele

Current and Future In-Utero Management of Myelomeningocele: Myelomeningocele, or spina bifida, is a congenital defect resulting from incomplete closure of the neural tube during development.

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Summer 2014 - Management of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A Missed Opportunity to Impact Survival: Arising from the mesothelial cells that line the pleura, peritoneum, tunica vaginalis, and pericardium, malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, but aggressive malignancy that leads to an overall poor life expectancy of 4-12 months in untreated cases.

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Summer 2014 - Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming events in the Department of Surgery.

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Summer 2014 - MCW T. Michael Bolger Standing Ovation Awards

This year's T. Michael Bolger Standing Ovation Award winners include David Gourlay, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) and Amy Leisten, Medical Education Coordinator II in the Department of Surgery.

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Summer 2014 - Preoperative Localization in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism

The increasing incidence of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in recent years has led to diagnostic and surgical advancements in the treatment of patients with this disease.

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Summer 2014 - Resident Research Fund

"The research fellowship I completed between my clinical years dramatically changed my career outlook, and gave me a competitive edge with interviews for fellowships and jobs," Ryan Groeschl, MD.

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Summer 2014 - SCORE - A Web-Based, Competency-Based Curriculum for General Surgery Residents

The Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) is a consortium of seven US-based surgical organizations.

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