Surgical Training and Research Core

Overview of Services

The Surgical Training and Research (STAR) Core at Case Western Reserve University is located in the School of Medicine. This bioskills facility provides surgical resources to facilitate education, training, research, and innovation for School of Medicine students, the university and affiliate hospital research community, as well as industry.

Our staff can assist will all aspects of your surgical training, research, and innovation needs.


Training courses and Mini-Fellowships have been conducted for General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Urology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Ob/Gyn, Emergency Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology and the Department of Anatomy.

Medical Students, PA Students, Interns, Residents, Fellows, Attending Physicians, Nurses and others are trained in this facility.


Research projects sponsored by industry, federal and local agencies are conducted using facility resources to aid in successful completion of the project.


  • Surgical Training and Education Center
  • Surgical Research Facility
  • Live animal and human cadaveric Models
  • Tissue-based models
  • Fundamental and Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Eight Fully-Equipped Surgical Stations
  • Fluoroscopic C-arm for interventional procedures
  • Integrated Audio/Visual System and Conference Room
  • Non-GLP, Industry Sponsored Research and Device Development and Evaluation
  • Surgeons expertise available for procedural, instruction, training
  • Assistance with experimental design, IACUC protocols, methods


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Thursday

8am - 3pm   (during Covid)              

CWRU School of Medicine     


Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Steve Schomisch, PhD
Core Director