The Department of Surgery recognizes that surgeons have a long record of achievement in scientific investigation at both the bench and bedside. To develop and maintain a leading edge in the advancement of scientific knowledge and medical research, surgeon-scientists and full-time scientists have been incorporated as principal investigators in the department.
With the pace of scientific knowledge expansion, these surgeons and scientists forge collaborations to optimize their investigative efforts. Core investigative teams conduct basic, clinical and translational research linked with multidisciplinary program areas. These researchers are currently focused on the following core areas: surgical outcomes and ethics, transplantation, immunobiology, oncology, and inflammation and injury research.
The Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) plays a significant role in the Department of Surgery's research development by providing a safe and participatory environment for investigators to conduct research. A state-of-the-are facility, MITIE offers virtual environment simulators, technical trainers, robotics, image-guided devices and conference and debriefing capabilities.
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