Department of Surgery

Surgeons operating on a patient

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Penn Medicine is dedicated to high quality patient care, education, basic science and clinical research. The surgical faculty is composed of a diverse group of general surgeons, subspecialists and researchers. Their clinical, educational, and scientific activities are devoted to providing the best possible patient care and the generation of new knowledge. Their pursuit of this goal is reflected in their strong commitment to student teaching and house staff training in the operating room, clinic, and research laboratory, and in their contributions to national and international scientific meetings and journals.

Meet Our Chair of Surgery

Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist known for his expertise in treating liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreatic diseases, as well as abdominal sarcomas. In 2017 he returned to Penn Medicine, where he completed his surgical residency and postdoctoral fellowship, after 20 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Most recently, he served as Memorial Sloan Kettering's vice chair of the department of surgery and head of the division of general surgical oncology.

For more information about clinical work, medical education, research efforts and current administration, visit the Penn Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine website.

Inside the Department of Surgery

About Us

Penn Medicine's Department of Surgery is committed to bringing patients the most advanced in surgical care.

Surgery Divisions

Penn's Department of Surgery offers care in several specialized areas, divided into ten departmental divisions, each with its own expertise.

Patient Care

Patients have access to the latest treatments and expert surgeons downtown and close to home.

Education and Training

Penn's Department of Surgery and its faculty educate tomorrow's surgeons and advanced care providers looking to expand their surgical skills.

Research and Clinical Trials

Read about the exciting research and new clinical trials happening at Penn's Department of Surgery.

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