General Surgery


Welcome to the Division of General Surgery, located within the Department of Surgery at SIUMedicine. We’re home to a diverse and expertly trained group of general surgery providers who care forpatients throughout central and southern Illinois.

As a showcase to SIU Medicine’s commitment to excellence, all of our general surgeons are fellowship-trained in at least one advanced surgical discipline, including trauma and critical care, surgical oncology, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, advanced surgical endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. We help patients who require elective or emergency surgical interventions and collaborate closely with other disciplines to ensure our patients and their families have a caring and effective experience. We also ensure our learners receive a comprehensive, hands-on education that prepares them for successful, meaningful careers.

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Latest articles

Folse Birtch Lecture

Annual lectureship celebrates legacy of SIU surgeons

On October 19, 1983, at a dinner meeting held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the General Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Roland Folse and Dr. Alan Birtch were honored when an official
Surgery Resident Research Day 2023 winners

Department of Surgery residents present diverse research projects

The Department of Surgery was honored to welcome Ahmed Ghazi, MD as visiting professor for the 20th Annual Resident Research Day on Thursday, April 27. Dr. Ghazi is an Assistant Professor of Urology
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Group wins international sim training contest

SIU surgeon Melanie Barnard, MD, was part of an international team of clinicians who won the $700,000 grand prize to design low-cost simulation surgical training in the Global Surgical Training Challenge.