Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076

Edwin Earl Gaar

Edwin Earl Gaar
Department of surgery
University of Louisville, USA


Dr. Gaar’s love for music eventually earned for him an undergraduate degree in that field from Boston University. Changing his entire approach from liberal arts to sciences, he came back home, applied for and was accepted to the medical school at the University of Louisville. Earning a medical degree from U of L, Earl also did his internship and residency there. He then received a surgical fellowship at the Price Institute allowing him to do research in the area of surgical infectious diseases. Shortly after his fellowship he joined the staff of Veterans Medical Center and the rest is history. Gaar was appointed Chief of Surgery at Veterans in 2001. He also teaches surgery at U of L, eventually seeing all surgery students at the school at a clip of 25 per class. Recently, he was given the title of Academic Advisory Dean at the school of medicine. As though he was not busy enough, he also serves on the National Veterans Administration Advisory Board for Surgery, is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat with the American Board of Surgery and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

Research Interest

Surgical infectious diseases.