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Message from the Director

Welcome To Our Program

Rabih Salloum MD

Rabih M. Salloum MD, MPH

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 a unique exposure to a broad based surgical practice, complemented by both basic science and clinical research. This helps 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 (including a robust robotic curriculum), therefore providing patients with cutting edge surgical care.  

I am delighted to be associated with this fine program, and I'm confident you will be too. Our program is thorough and our standards are rigorous. 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.


Rabih M.Salloum MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Surgery & Oncology
Director, General Surgery Residency Program
University of Rochester Department of Surgery

Associate Program Directors

David Burns

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

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.
Associate Program Director for Programmatic Development

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

Peter A. Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director for Resident Research

Yan Qi

Yanjie Qi, M.D.
Associate Program Director Curriculum & Simulation

Amy MillsProgram Administrator

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

Amy Mills, C-TAGME
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