Paul G. Gauger, M.D.
William J. Fry Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
Professor of Medical Education
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2920K Taubman Health Center SPC 5331
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331
Paul G. Gauger, M.D. completed his training in General Surgery at the University of Michigan where he also served fellowships in Extracorporeal Life Support and Surgical Critical Care. It was here that he developed a strong interest in Surgical Endocrinology while working with Dr. Norman Thompson. After graduation, he served as the T.S. Reeve International Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He returned to Michigan in 1999 to join the faculty in the Division of Endocrine Surgery.
Dr. Gauger concentrates his clinical efforts in the field of Endocrine Surgery - including benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and adrenal glands. He has a special interest in minimally-invasive and laparoscopic operative alternatives to treat these diseases.
Dr. Gauger serves as the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and also as the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery. He is deeply involved in Graduate Medical Education issues such as regulation of resident work hours and documentation of competency. He has spearheaded the development and institutional implementation of Medhub which is an integrated web-based process for Graduate Medical Education administration and evaluation. He has also designed a novel instrument for assessing professionalism. Dr. Gauger has been central to the inception of the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center which is a multidisciplinary educational resource devoted to improvement in the teaching of procedural skills and team skills as well as the enhancement of decision making skills and patient safety.
Dr. Gauger's current research activities concentrate on clinical issues in endocrine surgery such as intraoperative hormone monitoring and familial neoplastic syndromes such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. Dr. Gauger also has a strong interest in medical informatics and he applies this to database projects featuring a novel combination of clinical, gene expression, financial, and outcomes data.