General Surgery Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Surgery has a long, proud history of excellence and innovation, not only in clinical practice but also in research and education. Our program provides the surgical experiences, educational opportunities, intellectual stimulation, facilities, and supportive environment to promote the personal and professional growth of each resident.

Our residency program provides a solid foundation in general surgery and clinical experiences in all surgical specialties. Our goal is to prepare residents to enter any field of general surgery, be it a subspecialty fellowship, research, private practice, or academia. All of our graduates have passed their medical boards on the first attempt.

We encourage resident participation in our numerous, ongoing basic and clinical translation projects – many of which are conducted with other departments. Our residents publish extensively in various peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to our General Surgery Residency Program, the Department of Surgery offers postgraduate programs at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular Surgery. Our residents receive broad, balanced training by rotating in the affiliate network of the Mount Sinai Health System, making it one of the dominant health care systems in the city.

Our residents learn anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, pathology, wound healing, and shock and resuscitation through didactic and clinical experiences.

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We do not have a formal application deadline. You may begin submitting applications at the beginning of September. It is better to complete your application sooner rather than later.

We fill all positions for the General Surgery Residency using the National Resident Match Program with the Electronic Residency Application Service.

We invite interviewees to meet our house staff the evening before their interviews at an informal get-together. We have found that it is a very useful way to learn about our residency program.

We encourage applicants who have interviewed with us to come back to campus for a Second Look Visit. You spend a day with a house officer, starting with the Department's weekly Morbidity and Mortality conference and Grand Rounds and continuing on to the operating room or surgical patient wards.

We accept seven categorical PGY-1 resident positions and six spots for designated preliminary residents who spend their PGY-1 year in general surgery then continue their training in specialties such as anesthesia, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology, or urology. We also have six spots for non-designated preliminary residents.

The house staff salary for the General Surgery Residency varies by post-graduate year. Figures for the 2015-16 academic year are as follows:

  • PGY-1: $59,237
  • PGY-2: $62,449
  • PGY-3: $65,804
  • PGY-4: $68,429
  • PGY-5: $71,058

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Our current residents are:

PGY-5

Melissa Chang, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Audree Condren, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Jingjing Li Sherman, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Sabrine Semoin, MD
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Anne Stey, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-4

Alexandra Argiroff, MD
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Dustin Cummings, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Simon Fitzgerald, MD
Medical School: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine

Denise Lee, MD
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

Anya Romanoff, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Matthew Wilkinson, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-3

David Berler, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Riley Kitamura, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Adam Nelson, MD
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Keelin Roche, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

James Saltsman, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Morgan Sellers, MD
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PGY-2

Navin Bhatia, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Brandon Elnekaveh, MD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Philip George, MD
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sue Hahn, MD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Julian Horwitz, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Tamar Nobel, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hillary Prince, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

PGY-1

Anthony D’Andrea, MD
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Michael Fastiggi, MD
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Erin Fennern, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Justin George, MD
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Asya Ofshteyn, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Loic Tchokouani, MD
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Stewart Whitney, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Research Year 2

Jordan Bowling, MD
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Robert Sweeney, MD
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Research Year 1

Dani Gonzalez, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Julia Chen, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Our observerships enable physicians to shadow our surgical faculty as they go through observing patient histories, physical examinations, procedures, surgeries, outpatient appointments, teaching rounds, and educational conferences,

Learn more about our Observerships