The Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to producing the finest surgeons, using a dynamic didactic curriculum and a teaching philosophy rooted in mentorship. Our residents work as a team, employing the latest technology in surgical simulation and using web-based clinical modules that complement our robust skills laboratory.
Our residents are exposed to everything from general surgery to colon and rectal surgery, pediatric surgery, and plastic surgery, and from surgical intensive care medicine and surgical oncology to vascular surgery. Having contact and experience with such a wide variety of procedures enriches the educational experience and broadens the knowledge base of the surgeons we train.
Learning How to Save Lives
Surgical interventions can protect human life, prevent disability, and improve the quality of day-to-day experiences. At Mount Sinai, we strive to provide the highest possible level of surgical care and to prepare our residents, fellows, and medical students to continue this legacy. We teach by case discussions and one-on-one mentoring. We also focus on research and regularly share our findings in peer-reviewed journals and at national symposia presentations.
Focusing on Patient Care
We teach our students to provide compassionate and exceptional care that centers around our patients. To best meet patient needs, we are expanding our programs and facilities. We are growing our Melanoma Program and our Global Health Program. We are adding more minimally invasive operating rooms and state-of-the-art office suites. In addition, we are developing our Advisory Board and Friends of Surgery Group in order to build connections with our donors and contributors, which will help us serve our patients even better.
The Department of Surgery Research Program recently centralized efforts across all Mount Sinai Health System sites, resulting in more effective and efficient access to research resources and opportunities. The number of industry-sponsored trials, investigator-initiated grant applications, and associated funding opportunities has significantly increased as a result and continues to grow as our department expands. Our team remains committed to fostering opportunities for increased research initiatives.