General Surgery


Residents in the sim lab.

Residents participating in a
simulation exercise in the sim lab.

Using several comprehensive databases, the Carilion Clinic Surgery Department conducts studies that focus on quality of patient care and improving outcomes after surgical intervention, trauma, and critical care. Surgery faculty members also utilize Carilion’s Simulation Laboratory in order to optimize physician training and techniques involving advanced robotics. Other surgeons work with collaborators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia Tech looking at genetic markers associated with tumors and scar tissue.

Our faculty and residents are interested and participate in a variety of research options.