Department of Surgery

General Surgery

Program Director: Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD

The General Surgery Residency Training Program provides basic and advanced surgical experience for those seeking a career in general surgery as well as for those who plan to undertake further training in a surgical specialty. The program is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of individual surgeons, whether they are preparing for community practice or academic and research roles.

Though broad-based, the residency emphasizes in-depth training, with graded operative responsibilities for few trainees selected rather than superficial and limited training for a large number. The size of the program encourages esprit de corps and commitment to high standards in patient care.

 

Surgical Education

The Charles Gray Watson Surgical Education Center offers surgical residents and medical students an array of sophisticated educational and training tools.

Clinical Rotations

The training program features rotations in specialties such as trauma, transplant, and pediatric surgery at seven UPMC hospitals and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
 

Research Program

The Department has instituted a program to introduce PGY1 and PGY2 residents to clinical research.

Current General Surgery Residents

View photos and read bios of our current residents.

Resident News

Read the latest news about our residents' impressive accomplishments.

Resident Awards

Our general surgery residents gain valuable experience presenting at international, national, and regional conferences and have won many distinguished awards.

Alumni

Alumni from the general surgery residency program have gone on to prestigious post-graduate positions after graduation.

Application

Applications for our categorical training program are being accepted for the 2017-18 academic year and are accepted only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Contact

Contact information for help or additional details about the program.