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The Department of Surgery provides high-quality, personalized patient care, leading-edge research and comprehensive educational programs.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, research and teaching.
Our department performs about 20,000 surgeries each year. The high volume of procedures allows our surgeons to continually sharpen their skills, resulting in better outcomes for patients.
Since our founding in the 1930s, we have hosted many important surgical milestones. Recent breakthroughs include:
The department comprises 12 divisions, each with its own chief and nationally recognized area of expertise. Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, has been chief of the Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief since 2011.
The Department of Surgery has become one of the country's most prestigious academic surgical programs for several key reasons, including:
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