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Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Department of Surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center was established in 1914 and has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The department is composed of eight surgical specialty divisions:
The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, a multidisciplinary organization within the department, is dedicated to developing and implementing laparoscopic surgical technologies and procedures. Other centers are the Burn Center, the Center for Bariatric Surgery, and the Center for Wound Healing.
The Department of Surgery's research efforts are focused on key areas of interest that promise to yield significant results in the understanding of disease and the improvement and delivery of high-quality, improved patient care. Major areas of research include:
Department of Surgery faculty who serve as NetWellness experts are Doreen Agnese, MD, Abbas Abbas, MD, Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, Bradley Needleman, MD, Patrick Ross, MD, PhD, Jean Starr, MD, and Blair Vermilion, MD. They answer questions in a variety of topics, including Amputation, Breast Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Transplantation, Myasthenia Gravis, and Vascular Surgery.
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Last Reviewed: Jul 31, 2007
Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University