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Gunshot Victims Thank Trauma Team for Saving Their Lives

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Department to Offer Vascular Surgery Fellowship

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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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Pediatric Surgeon Mary Fallat, MD, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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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 Speaker

Nov 22, 2019: Topic to be announced

Presentation by:
Dr. Nicolas Ajkay

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Owen Frederick McMasters

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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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Department to Offer Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at University of Louisville School of Medicine is proud to announce that we will offer a fellowship in Vascular Surgery in the very near future. Check back here for updates. The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapeutics is a dynamic academic division of the Department of Surgery. It has a tripartite mission that includes the provision of clinical care and services, conduct of clinical and translational research, and education, which includes undergraduate medical, graduate, and continuing medical education.

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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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Pediatric Surgeon Mary Fallat, MD, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Mary Fallat, the Hirikati S. Nagaraj Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UofL School of Medicine, will receive the Pediatric Trauma Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Fallat will be awarded during the 6th annual meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society Nov. 13 – 16 in San Diego. She will be the fourth recipient of this award.

Dr. Fallat has been selected for this honor because of her longstanding commitment to improving the care of injured children through system development, research and advocacy. She has promoted a focus on injured children in national pediatric and trauma professional organizations. She has served as a role model locally, nationally, and regionally for those with a career focus in pediatric trauma.

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