Research in the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at UC Davis Health continually seeks to optimize patient care and outcomes via cutting edge research led by expert professors and experienced research staff.  We are uniquely equipped to combine clinical expertise and a scientific approach to advance knowledge.

We conduct medical research in both clinical and laboratory settings in all of our surgical divisions and we collaborate with other divisions, departments and institutions within UC Davis Health and beyond to develop novel ideas in research which impact patient outcomes, teaching and clinical care. 

Research is made possible by the efforts of surgeons and their associated staff as well as contributions from government grants and private investments.  As part of a teaching hospital, our faculty hold numerous research grants from both federal and non-federal sources.  Investigative endeavors give medical students, surgery residents and post-doctorate investigators the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while working with their clinical mentors.