Improving lives together

The Department of Surgery is a world leader in areas of research such as transplantation, diabetes, and articular cartilage repair. Each surgical division speaks to where it is a regional, national and world leader in innovative teaching or research.

“The University of Alberta is a magical place to work for combining cutting-edge research and superb clinical surgical care. It’s easy here to just get things done. The city and the university are the best places to work as a surgeon. Alberta is a great place to work and live.”
– Professor James Shapiro (A world leader in diabetes research - islet transplantation - who originally came from the U.K., and after working in Japan and the U.S. chose Edmonton)

“The University of Alberta’s Department of Surgery leverages state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care, research facilities and technology. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s international  research groups and Alberta Health Services’ on-campus hospitals and clinics seamlessly combine for clinical trials.”
– Professor Ron Moore