When we’re part of a health system that’s nearly as old as the United States itself, our Department of Surgery is bound to make some history along the way. Like, in 1964, when we performed the first-ever small bowel transplant on a person. Or, when researchers Robert Schwartz and William Dameshek discovered chemical 6-mercaptopurine and its immunosuppressive effects, coining the term "immunosuppression” in the 1950s.
We're proud of our history, and we're here to make more. Our case mix index is the highest in the city, so it's on us to innovate and over-deliver every day. That's why we have rapidly growing programs in groundbreaking techniques and research.