The Department of Surgery is dedicated to providing state of the art, evidence-based and cost-effective surgical care. We strive to put patients and their families first. Our updated surgical curriculum is built to provide a solid foundation for medical students in all our clinical campuses, including Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Region, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula. Our postgraduate general surgery training programs strive to provide a broad clinical experience to our residents and launch their surgical career. The department also offers several postgraduate surgical specialty training in critical care, cardiothoracic, colorectal, plastic and reconstructive and vascular surgery. We foster a culture of scientific curiosity and seek new discoveries through clinical and basic science research. The faculty is involved in several clinical trials and actively participates in regional and national clinical outcomes research. The surgical faculty is involved in all aspects of clinical care, education, simulation and research, and is committed to educate the surgeons of the future.