Paul Glenn Gauger MD

Professor, Surgery
Clinical Interests:

Benign and malignant thyroid conditions, Hyperparathyroidism, Benign and malignant adrenal diseases, Endocrine tumors of the pancreas, Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes

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U of M General Surgery

Taubman Center Floor 2 Reception C
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5332
Ann Arbor

U of M General Surgery

Cancer Center Floor 1
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5916
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Missouri, 1991


  • University of Michigan Health System, Surgery/General, MI, 1998


  • Endocrine Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, 1999

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Endocrinology

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Board Certification

  • Surgery


1. Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring
2. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type I pancreaticoduodenal disease
3. Thyroid Cancer
4. Adrenal imaging and surgery
5. Surgical skill training and curriculum development
6. Evaluation of professionalism in graduate medical education


Dr. Gauger is a Professor of Surgery in the Section of General Surgery. Dr. Gauger trained in General Surgery at the University of Michigan where he also completed fellowships in Extracorporeal Life Support and Surgical Critical Care. It was here that he developed a strong interest in endocrine surgery. 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 of the Division of Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Gauger serves as the Program Director for General Surgery and is involved in multiple Graduate Medical Education issues throughout the institution. Dr. Gauger was the founding Executive Director of the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center - a multidisciplinary educational resource devoted to development and assessment of procedural skills and other high level patient care skills and team-based skills necessary for clinical competency.

Dr. Gauger's current clinical research interests include intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring, adrenal imaging and surgery, and management of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type I pancreaticoduodenal disease. His current educational research interests include surgical skill training curricula and assessments and evaluation of Professionalism in surgical trainees.