Welcome to the Department of Surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Established in 1914, the department has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The department is composed of eight surgical specialty divisions:
The mission of the Department of Surgery is consistent with that of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Our mission includes the delivery of high-quality patient care, the contribution to innovations in medicine through translational research and clinical outcomes studies, and the education of medical students and postgraduate trainees.
Selected messages from Department Chairman Dr. Robert S.D. Higgins' 2014 State of the Department adresss: "Surgery for the Next Generation"