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Brian C. Ward, MD, PhD, FACS

Assistant Professor and General Surgery Residency Program Director, Department of Surgery



Dr. Brian C. Ward, an assistant professor of surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is a general surgeon who treats patients with a wide variety of conditions, including hernias and diseases of the breast, stomach, colon, rectal, small bowel and gallbladder.

He also handles cases involving skin and soft tissue masses and disease.

Earning his MD from Indiana University, Dr. Ward completed his residency at UNLV in general surgery. He also holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Purdue University.

Dr. Ward’s research has appeared in peer-reviewed publications that include the Journal of Surgical Research and BioMolecular Concepts.

His PhD research -- he was named as the co-inventor on three patents for research done at Purdue -- was on developing and testing an anti-inflammatory/anti-fibrosis molecule that was tested to prevent surgical adhesions in the abdomen.

For patient services, please contact the UNLV Health General Surgery Clinic.


  • Undergraduate: Purdue University
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis