Department of Surgery

Surgeon in OR
Divisions of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Penn Medicine is committed to the future and, as such, our surgeons, nurses and staff work in tandem to provide the best possible care and treatment for you and your family.

Our divisions

Message From Ronald DeMatteo, MD — Chair

As you embark on your career in surgery, your decision about where to train is critical. We are delighted that you have considered Penn Surgery and we welcome your interest in our General Surgery training program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees. Our goal has been, and continues to be, the training of future leaders in surgery.
Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery
John Rhea Barton Professor of Surgery

Divisions of the Department of Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

We are dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

We are dedicated to the research, treatment and care for patients with both benign and malignant tumors in the breast, GI tract, liver, pancreas, skin, and endocrine glands like the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Penn GI surgeons are dedicated to the research of, and clinical care for patients with a variety of digestive, liver and pancreatic disorders.

Pediatric Surgery

The Penn Division of Pediatric General Surgery, located at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, treats children of all ages from newborns to 19 years.

Plastic Surgery

Penn plastic surgeons use the latest technology for both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including lasers to treat skin conditions.

Thoracic Surgery

We are dedicated to understanding of, and caring for patients with thoracic disorders like lung cancer, mesothelioma, emphysema and esophageal cancer.

Transplant Surgery

Our surgeons specialize in the transplant of all major solid organs, including heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas, and complex multi-organ transplantation.

Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

For traumatically injured or critically ill patients in need of immediate help, our Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center offers acute and critical care.

Urology

The Penn Division of Urology is dedicated to the research, treatment and care for patients with disorders of the urinary tract.

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

The surgeons from Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy diagnose and treat blood vessel disorders from complex abdominal aortic aneurysms to varicose veins.