Dr. Gauger is the William J. Fry Professor of Surgery in the Division of Endocrine 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. After graduation, he served as the T.S. Reeve International Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He then returned to Michigan in 1999 to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Gauger specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands in both adults and children. He also specializes in the treatment of endocrine tumors of the pancreas and intestines. He has a particular interest in the Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes.
Dr. Gauger is also a Professor of Learning Health Sciences and is deeply involved in graduate medical education issues. He serves as the Program Director for Surgery and leads the Norman W. Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery. He was also the founding Executive Director of the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center.