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Doctor Performing Surgery and Teaching Students in the Process

As part of a world-class medical center and academic institution, the UR Medicine Department of Surgery is dedicated to advancing excellence in health care. In a continued effort to provide our patients and their families with the highest level of care and service, we also have an unwavering commitment to education. In addition to providing our faculty members with continuing education programs to further their careers, we train the next generation of surgeons to become the healthcare leaders of the future. Our goal is to attract top national and international talent—and to become the place to train in the country.

Residency Programs

  • General Surgery Residency Program: The General Surgery Residency Program rests on the three-part foundation of practical Clinical experience, a thorough and up-to-date Curriculum, and meaningful Research. It accepts six residents per year guided by a faculty comprised of more than a dozen physicians, all of whom are experts in one or more of the general surgical disciplines.
  • Plastic Surgery Residency Program: The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers two resident positions per year in a combined general surgery/plastic surgery program. The residency begins with three years of general surgery training, which provides comprehensive experience and education within the field. These preliminary years are tailored specifically to plastic surgery residents and include rotation on otolaryngology, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and plastic surgery.


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship: This ACGME accredited fellowship program prepares the resident to function as a qualified practitioner of colon and rectal surgery at the high level of performance expected of a board-certified specialist demonstrating competence in surgical skill, cognitive decision making and clinical management of the preoperative, operative, and postoperative patient with surgical disorders of the colon, rectum and anus.

Student Programs

Our Student Programs provide medical students with Third Year Surgery Clerkship, Fourth Year Surgery Sub-Internship, and Surgery Elective opportunities.