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

Summer Clinical Research Internship Program

Applications due January 31, 2018

Our summer Clinical Research Internship Program invites motivated university and medical students to apply for the opportunity to perform research related to an ongoing clinical research study overseen by our surgery faculty. In addition to study analysis, interns will have the opportunity to shadow surgery faculty in clinic and the OR, attend weekly OHSU surgery conferences with faculty, and participate in workshops that illuminate the path toward improved health care through research and innovation. Summer 2018 application due date and requirements