Surgical Research Service


As the 11th oldest medical school in the United States and the third oldest in the Southeast, the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has played a significant role in American medical education for for over 180 years.

Graduates from Augusta University's nine colleges deliver health care throughout the state, the nation and the world. Our threefold mission of teaching, research, and patient care is incorporated into Augusta University's hospital and clinics, an academic medical center, and a leading critical care referral center for Georgia and the Southeast.

As the first hospital in Georgia to be designated a Level I Trauma Center for the 13-county East Central Georgia Health District, we provide state-of-the-art care for the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology.

The Surgical Research service, established in the early 1970s, supports the educational goals of the university in all aspects of clinical and basic science research. Surgical research is part of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, chaired by Dr. Charles G. Howell. The service also provides clinical support for multiple surgical subspecialties, as well as several other departments on the Health Sciences campus. We support the research activities of more than 60 faculty members, as well as numerous residents and medical students actively involved in Augusta University's approximately 600 research grants.