Our History

From our very beginnings, the Department of Surgery has contributed meaningfully to the provision of quality health care services. Our firsts range from authoring the first textbook in this country on aseptic and antiseptic surgery to performing the initial liver transplantation in the State of New York. Today, we have a cohort of world class surgeons that possess more surgical experience than any hospital in the Northeast and an unmatched capacity of 138 operating rooms.