Surgical Research

Surgical Research

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Surgical Research is to enhance patient care through the advancement of biomedical knowledge, and to employ cutting edge technologies to pursue new therapeutic breakthroughs. The research in the Division spans a variety of disciplines, and encompasses clinical, basic, and translational research.


Division Spotlights

Brian Sprague, PhD along with his collaborators has been awarded an R03 grant from NCI to study a new technology in breast cancer screening (tomosynthesis with synthetic 2D views). 

Kalev Freeman, MD, PhD receives an NIH R01 for “Impact of trauma and its products on vascular endothelial function” application. 


Jonathan E. Boyson, PhD  Bio | Lab
Division Chief, Associate Professor, Roger G. Allbee Professor of Surgery & Vice Chair of Research

Thomas P. Ahern, PhD, MPH  Bio
Assistant Professor

Kalev Freeman, MD, PhD  Bio | Lab
Assistant Professor

Nuria Villalba Isabel, PhD  Bio
Faculty Scientist

Brian L. Sprague, PhD  Bio | Lab
Associate Professor & Green & Gold Professorship in Surgical Research

Administrative Assistant