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 clinical 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 pass 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 in colorectal 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 Icahn School of Medicine that includes four affiliate hospitals, making it one of the dominant health care systems in the city.