Nurse practitioner Kelly Lovell and Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Herbert Chen speak with thyroid cancer patient Ragan Cain.

Mission

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care, educating the next generation of surgical leaders, advancing medical knowledge through cutting-edge research, and pursuing academic excellence for all endeavors.

Vision

To inspire faculty, residents, staff, and students to make outstanding research, education, and clinical contributions and collaborations at the regional, national and international level.