Community and psychological safety, outcomes research
among avenues leading to optimal health
The Department of Surgery builds on a rich past to bring
contemporary and traditional approaches to a historical goal.
Learn how we improve outcomes in surgical practice, clinical treatment and the community.
Through leadership positions, faculty and trainees contribute on a local, national and international level.
From our chair
“Our surgical divisions address patient safety through multiple realms. One is improving quality through standardizing procedures, creating workflows and achieving needed cost reductions while ensuring patient safety. Creating a psychologically safe environment in the operating room – encouraging each team member to be engaged and speak up when something doesn’t seem right – reduces medical errors. We also achieve better patient outcomes by comparing treatment effectiveness and translating medical and surgical breakthroughs into everyday practice.” Read full letter »