Our Mission

To support innovations in education, therapeutics, and organizational design through a tripartite approach using health services research, clinical trials and implementation science designed to improve surgical care.



  1. To investigate the delivery of surgical care across a continuum of disciplines in order to improve patient centered, value based care.
  2. To develop novel approaches to the assessment of the quality and safety of surgical care in order to improve patient outcomes.
  3. To identify disparities in healthcare delivery and develop tools to improve surgical equity.

Disease Specific Research Groups

Group Director
Endocrine Surgery Research Group Heather Wachtel, MD MTR
Colorectal Surgery Research Group Lillias McGuire, MD
Surgical Oncology Research Group Giorgos Karajousis, MD
Statistical Methods Lab Luke Keele, PhD

Affiliated with Leonard Davis Institute at Wharton