Mission and Philosophy
Three days after Strong Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1926, the first surgery was performed—a testament to the integral nature of the Department of Surgery to the University of Rochester Medical Center since its very inception. Today the Department of Surgery accounts for over one third of Strong Memorial Hospital’s operative volume and is at the cutting edge of surgical care, education and research.
The faculty is committed to promoting excellence in all areas of the surgical specialties and to the highly personalized treatment of patients and their diseases. Humanism is a priority.