Areas of Support


 Click on any of the fund names below to make a gift online to that area. The fund name will automatically appear as your “Area of Support,” so you will not need to adjust the drop-down box unless you would like to give to another area of the medical center or university.

Division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

Trauma Fellowship Career Development Fund - This fund provides support to fellows for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

Division of General Surgery

General Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents and fellows for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of General Surgery.

Section of Surgical Sciences

Surgery Residents Education Fund - This fund supports all residents in the seven unique surgery training programs and provides resources for presentations at national and regional conferences, research endeavors, loupes, resource material and training equipment.

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery Research Fund - This fund supports research projects and pilot programs in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Department of Neurosurgery

Cully Cobb Jr. Neurological Fund - This endowed fund honors Cully’s remarkable legacy for teaching and training neurosurgery residents and fellows, and provides valuable resources for research projects, courses, national meetings, loupes, head lights and book purchases.

Department of Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Surgery

Oral Surgery Teaching Fund - This fund supports all residents in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by providing important funding for courses and national meetings, research projects, training equipment and resource materials.

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Research and Education Fund - This fund supports research projects and educational endeavors for residents and fellows in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Department of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Resident Education Endowed Fund - This endowed fund supports and enhances the resident education program in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

Department of Surgery

John L. Tarpley Endowed Fund - This endowed fund honors the continued contributions of John L. Tarpley, M.D., program director for the Department of Surgery, and provides vital resources to the Vanderbilt surgical training program. With continued support, we hope to grow this fund to an endowed chair level.

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery Endowed Fund - This endowed fund supports research projects and pilot programs in the Department of Thoracic Surgery. The Chairman hopes to grow this fund to yield $500,000 a year.

Department of Urologic Surgery

Urologic Oncologic Research Fund - This fund supports resident and fellow research and education in the Department of Urologic Surgery.

Division of Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplantation Research and Education Fund - This fund supports new and ongoing research and educational efforts pertaining to liver transplantation, including but not limited to, furthering education on topics relevant to the clinical care and management of the transplant recipient and living donor.

Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Renal Transplant Research and Education Fund - This fund supports new and ongoing research and educational efforts pertaining to kidney and pancreas transplantation, including but not limited to, furthering education on topics relevant to the clinical care and management of the transplant recipient and living donor.

Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery.

Division of Surgical Research

S.R. Light Research Fund - This fund provides support for conducting the research programs of investigators in the Section of Surgical Sciences. It also provides valuable resources to the training of research fellows.

Division of Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery Resident and Education Gifts - This fund provides support to residents for research projects and educational endeavors in the Division of Vascular Surgery.

If you’d like to give to an area not listed here, click here to make a gift through a secure online gift form. Please select “Other” from the “Areas of support” drop-down menu and type in your area of support within the Section of Surgical Sciences. Feel free to contact Development at (615) 936-0230 or medicalcenter@vanderbilt.edu with questions or for more information about supporting the Section of Surgical Sciences.