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Message from the Director

Welcome To Our Program

Yan Qui MD

Yanjie Qi, MD, FACS

The General Surgery Residency Program is designed to develop exceptional, well-rounded, and professionally sought-after leaders in surgery. Our integrated five-year training program offers exposure to a broad based surgical practice, complemented by both basic science and clinical research opportunities. Rochester’s residents achieve an unparalleled level of excellence in all aspects of the care of the surgical patient. All of our graduates are exposed to basic science, clinical investigation and a comprehensive practical experience, therefore providing patients with cutting edge surgical care.  

I am proud to be a product of this residency program and honored to be one of its educators. The men and women who graduate from our General Surgery Residency Program are commonly recognized as being among the finest surgeons in the United States. In addition, the overwhelming majority of our graduates, who have sought subspecialty training, have been able to secure the most competitive fellowships in the country.

If there is anything you would like to know more about, or if you have any questions, after examining the information that's provided here, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your interest in the University of Rochester General Surgery Residency Program.


Yanjie Qi, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Rochester Department of Surgery

Welcome Message from Program Director Yanjie Qi, MD, FACS

Associate Program Directors

David Burns

David Burns, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Evaluation, Feedback and Compliance

Lisa M. Cannon, MD

Lisa M. Cannon, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Curriculum and Simulation

Lauren N. DeCaporale-Ryan

Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director
Resident Wellness

Peter A. Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.

Theodor I. Kaufman, M.D.
‚ÄčAssociate Program Director for Programmatic Development

Nicole A. Wilson, PhD, MD

Nicole A. Wilson, PhD, MD
Associate Program Director for Research, General Surgery Residency

Amy MillsProgram Administrator

For more information on our program, Please contact our Program Administrator:

Amy Mills
General Surgery Residency Program Administrator
Telephone: (585) 275-2723 

Amy Mills receives coordinator excellence award at the ACGME Annual Educational Conference

Debra L. Dooley Excellence Award Information