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Research and Clinical Trials at the Department of Surgery

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UPMC is home to groundbreaking research activities conducted by faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

University of Pittsburgh scientists contributed to more than 18,000 medical research papers in the last 10 years, ranking UPMC among the top medical research institutions in the country. These investigators stand at the leading edge of research, developing the procedures, drugs, and devices of tomorrow’s medicine.

Almost every member of the Department of Surgery engages in clinical or laboratory research.

The department strongly encourages resident participation in independent, ongoing research projects. This provides special experience and training for those interested in academic surgery.

Our Research Facilities and Multidisciplinary Centers

The various divisions of the Department of Surgery collaborate on research in core and shared facilities at:

  • The Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
  • UPMC Montefiore, Scaife Hall
  • The Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center

Multidisciplinary centers include:​​