Overview: Basic and Translational Research

Welcome to the Columbia University Department of Surgery, where our cutting-edge laboratory, clinical, and translational research programs are advancing the frontiers of surgical care. With the university's dedication to translational research, we are able to move promising new advances from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside with greater speed. We then use our clinical observations to fine-tune these treatments and to monitor their acceptance into mainstream practice. In short, we are involved in every aspect of the innovation process, and our commitment to basic research helps to ensure that patients receive the best and most innovative therapies.

Within this section, you will find information about our basic and translational research programs:

To look up our clinical trials by areas of specialization, click here.