Academic faculty, SuEllen Pommier, Ph.D.What sets OHSU apart from other institutions is the array of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches our researchers take toward solving the most intractable problems in human health, including diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular-related research, cancer, rare genetic disorders and infectious disease.

The Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery is Bruce M. Wolfe, M.D., whose work following bariatric surgery patients longitudinally has led to state-level as well as national efforts to combat discrimination against those suffering from obesity and provide coverage for surgical treatment.

General Surgery Residents have the option to spend a full academic year in their fourth year of residency as a research resident. Permission to do a research year is highly competitive and requires that the resident attend and present at several research conferences throughout the year.

Learn more about the research projects currently underway within the Department of Surgery