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Department of Surgery


Dr. Maxman Fundayi Gova

MB. Ch. B (UZ), M MED (Surgery), FCS (ECSA)

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Phone :263772573772


Departmental Overview

The Department of Surgery at the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences forms part of the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Department of Surgery is made up of the following divisions:

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T)
  • Urology


The Department of Surgery prides itself on providing an outstanding clinical service, excellent teaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and world-class research.

The department teaches + 300 undergraduate students (MBChB Part III and Part V). The students do clinical rotations in all the above mentioned divisions and assessments are done at the end of each rotation for each student. Students receive lectures, tutorials, bedside teaching and attend outpatients clinics.

The department has M Med postgraduate students in the following disciplines General Surgery, Urology and Neurosurgery and COSESCA students in Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery.



To empower students with enough surgical knowledge which will enable them to serve the population adequately


To produce enough surgeons to service the whole country


  • To practice ethically
  • To always uphold the Hypocratic Oath
  • To encourage diligence
  • To carry out research


Contact Details:

Department of Surgery

B’ Floor, Old Building

College of Health Sciences

Parirenyatwa Hospital

Mazowe Street



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Direct Line 263-04-730791 or 707707 Ext 2265

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