Department of Surgery


The department is composed of the following divisions:

Abdominal Transplant Surgery

UPMC's transplant programs are internationally renowned for their far-reaching influence on the entire field of transplantation. 

Breast Surgical Oncology

Experts in the Division of Breast Surgical Oncology provide the most up-to-date, specialized, and focused treatment for patients with breast cancer and melanoma, specializing in early and locally advanced breast cancer, as well as cancer associated with pregnancy and menopause.

Colon & Rectal Surgery

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art surgical care for all patients with diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus. 

Endocrine Surgery

As one of the leading programs in the country for the treatment of endocrine disease, the Division of Endocrine Surgical Oncology offers expert, comprehensive surgical care for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and the endocrine pancreas. 

Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Division of Gastrointestinal/Surgical Oncology comprises faculty surgeons who have dedicated their careers to the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal diseases and cancers. 

General/Trauma Surgery

The Division of General/Trauma Surgery offers world-class general surgery procedures by a team of experts who work together in the study, development, and implementation of new procedures and devices. The division encompasses one of the busiest and most advanced trauma centers in the region.

Hepatobiliary Surgery

The Hepatobiliary Surgery Division consists of four hepatobiliary surgical oncologists that specialize in treating patients with liver cancer, as well as benign liver diseases. 

Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery

The Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Division treats the highest number of bariatric cases within the UPMC health system and conducts extensive research and teaching activities. 

Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive care to infants and children of all ages via UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery at UPMC offers comprehensive arterial, endovascular, and venous care by a team of vascular experts.