University of Nebraska Medical Center

Department of Surgery

In the UNMC Department of Surgery, we are training the next generation of physicians, surgeons, physician-scientists and academic leaders to make discoveries and provide the highest quality surgical care.

Our academic leaders apply innovations to improve outcomes and accessibility to health care and address unmet health care needs of Omaha and the surrounding communities. Our faculty members provide patient care through UNMC's clinical partners, including Nebraska Medicine.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion and belonging by actively recruiting highly qualified individuals with varied backgrounds and ensuring that all individuals have opportunities to grow and succeed.


Within our 11 divisions, the Department of Surgery continually demonstrates excellence in education, patient care and research.

Dr. Arika Hoffman examines a patient

David W. Mercer, MD

Since its inception in 1882, the Department of Surgery has had a long line of prominent chairs playing a major role in training surgical residents, educating medical students, generating new knowledge, and providing the highest quality of surgical care to the state of Nebraska.

David W. Mercer, MD

Residencies and Fellowships

Learn about our residency and fellowship opportunities.

Dr. Jon S. Thompson talks with residents