Surgery Department Leadership

On behalf of our faculty, welcome to the Department of Surgery of Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Regional Campus.

Under the academic umbrella of Creighton University, the medical campuses of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Valleywise Health have partnered to create a rich educational environment notable for outstanding clinical experiences, amazing research opportunities, and high-quality education driven by leaders in academic medicine. We serve a diverse patient population, spanning from patients who seek destination medicine to the economically disadvantaged. Our service lines are recognized for excellence in cardiothoracic surgery, transplant, trauma, burn, and robotic surgery. Collaborative research with the biomedical engineering program at Arizona State University offers the opportunity to develop innovative procedures, prosthetics, and new technologies. And our high-volume and diverse clinical environment provides incredible learning opportunities for students, residents, and fellows.

Driven by core values of diversity, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and compassion, our vision is to be the leading academic Department of Surgery in the Southwest.

We are Creighton Phoenix Surgery.

-Jordan Weinberg, MD


jordan weinberg

Jordan Weinberg, MD

Department Chair, General Surgery Residency Program, Creighton University School of Medicine
Vice-Chair Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center



Ron Gagliano

Ronald Gagliano, MD

Chair of Surgery at Dignity Health Medical Group




Keith Paley

Keith Paley, MD

Program Director of the Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix)



Ross Goldberg

Ross F Goldberg, MD, FACS

Vice Chair of Surgery at Valleywise Health Medical Center



Sydney Vail

Sydney J Vail, MD, FACS

Chair of Surgery at Valleywise Health Medical Center