Department of Surgery

Research News

Drs. Bernard Fisher and Thomas Starzl Honored as “Pitt Physician-Researchers Who Changed the World”


Two of our most legendary faculty members, Bernard Fisher, MD and Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, were honored as two of only five University of Pittsburgh faculty members featured in an interactive display on the 5th floor of Scaife Hall, the home of Pitt’s School of Medicine.

Award Winners, 2018 Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science/Department of Surgery Research Day


On May 2nd, 2018 we held our 16th Annual Research Day and Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science. Attendees were treated to an outstanding presentation, “Considerations on the Creative Process in Clinical Problem Solving” by this years’ Richard L. Simmons lecturer, Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, Surgeon-in-Chief of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

Participants delivered 10 exceptional oral presentations and 47 outstanding poster presentations. The following presenters were selected for special recognition:

Oral Presentation Award Winners

Surgery Faculty Achievements Celebrated at 2018 Honors Convocation

The University of Pittsburgh paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during their 42nd annual Honors Convocation on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Music Hall in Oakland.