Division of

General Surgery


Surgeons within the General Surgery Division uphold a multi-faceted mission: to provide compassionate, superior patient care; to offer state-of-the-art technology for a broad spectrum of secondary and tertiary surgical procedures; to teach and mentor surgeons of the future in our resident and fellowship programs, and vigilantly translate clinical investigative findings for use in patient care. Our surgical expertise is divided into patient management categories that include breast cancer, liver tumor, melanoma, gastrointestinal tumors, swallowing disorders, and general surgery. We have also developed a specialized focus in the field of laparoscopy, and provide expert consultation and education to the community for a variety of procedures.

General Surgery Services

Division Leadership


Brant Oelschlager, MD

Professor & Chief,
Division of General Surgery


David Byrd, MD

Professor & Associate Chief, Division of General Surgery
Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Headshot portrait of Dr. Alessandro Fichera, surgery.

Alessandro Fichera, MD

Professor & Section Chief, GI Surgery

General Surgery Team


Third row (left to right): Mika Sinanan, Benjamin Anderson, David Flum, David Byrd, Patchen E. Dellinger, Carlos Pellegrini, Andrew Wright, and Brant Oelschlager.

Second row (left to right): Greta Bernier, Kristine Calhoun, Nicole Zern, Brea Seaburg, Daniel Kim, Raymond Yeung, Zoe Parr, Robert Yates, and Rebecca Petersen.

First row (left to right): Venu Pillarisetty, Kathryn Harris, Sara Javid, Mukta Krane, Giana Davidson, Tracy Kwan, James Park, and Alison Mejeur.

Not pictured: Christina Blanchette (APP), Mark Brakstad, Kathie Errico (APP), Alessandro Fichera, Karen Horvath, Saurabh Khandelwal, Erin Lange, Alison Perrin, Allegra Saving, and Nicole White.