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Guided by its five core values of integrity, teamwork, respect, communication, and trust, the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to improving the lives of patients by providing excellent surgical care, research, and education. For over 75 years, surgeons at the Department of Surgery have been at the forefront of research and treatment of surgical diseases and have been sharing their expertise as they train the next generation of surgeons.

Your gifts benefit the department’s mission of providing world-class patient care, education and training to serve future generations, and the discovery of new techniques, technology and treatments to improve the health of all through creative innovation and cutting-edge research. Such investigations have been made possible through the generosity of our patients and donors.

Contributions can be made in support of the Department of Surgery or can be restricted to benefit the work of a specific surgeon or a specific division within the Department of Surgery. Every penny of your donation will go directly to the project you wish to support. Thank you for your partnership.

Your generous support makes it possible for the Department to continue its mission of advancing research and providing a better quality of life for people around the world.

How to Give? Heading link

There are four ways to support the Department of Surgery through charitable giving: unrestricted giftsdesignated giftsannual givingmemorials and tributesendowments, and gift planning.

The Foundation staff is dedicated to finding the most efficient, personally satisfying and financially advantageous method for you to make your contribution. There are many different types of gifts to meet your personal, family and business objectives in conjunction with your long-term charitable goals.

You may make your donation online (below), by mail, or by calling 217-333-0810.

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Online Giving Heading link

I would like my donation allocated to the following specific fund(s):

UIC College of Medicine Department of Surgery

UIC Warren H. Cole Professorship

UIC Lloyd M. Nyhus, MD Chair in General Surgery Fund

UIC Theodore and Joanne Drugas Fund

UIC Catherine and Francis Burzik Endowed Professorship in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Fund

UIC Jayant Radhakrishnan, MD, Professorship in Pediatric Surgery Fund

UIC Claudia

Claudia “CJ” Kubinski and Tapas Das Gupta, MD Professorship in Surgical Oncology

UIC Sara Smart Mansueto Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgery Fund

UIC Frese Endowment for Surgery Fund

UIC Roohollah Sharifi, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education Fund

UIC Face the Future Foundation Fund

UIC Greg Hahaj Study Fund

UIC Robotic Surgery Program Support

UIC Olga M. Jonasson Award Endowment

UIC Gary J. Merlotti, MD Fund

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