The Department of Surgery includes 10 core divisions, each of which enjoys outstanding facilities and is led by a dedicated team of physician scientists.
See below for descriptions of each division. To visit a division page, click a link at right.
Acute Care Surgery
The Department of Surgery’s Division of Acute Care Surgery combines the disciplines of trauma, burn, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery. A multidisciplinary team provides patient care, outreach education and medical student and resident training, including ACGME-approved fellowship positions in surgical critical care and burn. Faculty members are active in both clinical and basic science research.
Burn and Wound Surgery
University of Missouri Health Care provides comprehensive burn care for adults and children in the George David Peak Memorial Burn Care Center. This includes initial management of the severely burned patient as well as outpatient management of minor burns. Health care professionals at University Hospital have been caring for patients in the George David Peak Memorial Burn Care Center since 1977.
Surgeons at University Hospital performed the first open-heart procedure in mid-Missouri in 1958. Since that time, the hospital has become well-known as one of the state’s most active and respected cardiothoracic referral centers.
MU general surgeons are leaders in education and serve patients with a broad range of surgical problems.
As the only Level I Trauma Center in the community, neurosurgeons at the University of Missouri and University Health Care deliver comprehensive neurosurgical care for patients suffering from brain and spine tumors, aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease, spine disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, pediatric neurological disorders, epilepsy, and movement and functional disorders.
Children's Hospital provides surgical care for infants and children. Critically ill patients are cared for in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care units.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery to correct birth defects and defects associated with disease or trauma. We also perform aesthetic and cosmetic surgery and have a special interest in hand reconstruction and craniofacial surgery.
Physicians in the Division of Surgical Oncology specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and surgical management of solid tumors.
Our urologic surgeons are experts in urologic oncology, renal transplant and infertility.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery reflects the current model of combining the disciplines of open surgical cases and endovascular procedures.