Department of Surgery

Robert Handzel, MD

  • General Surgery Resident (PGY-5)


Syracuse, NY

Why I Chose the University of Pittsburgh

Many reasons... Overall had the best feeling towards the program and the location. It is a strong academic program that has an academic hospital, community hospital as well as a VA. I did not get a malignant vibe from residents or faculty when I visited and I continue to feel this way. Everyone that I have who has lived in Pittsburgh has only had great things to say about the city. The cost of living is low and the commute to work is short.

Non-Academic Accomplishments

I enjoy playing the guitar, cooking and brewing beer.

Education & Training

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University