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Division of General Surgery General Surgery Residency: NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

General Surgery Residency: NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

The General Surgery Residency at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, offered by NYU Grossman School of Medicine, provides residents with training in general surgery procedures and techniques. The residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to develop leaders in clinical surgery. NYU Langone’s Department of Surgery endeavors to evolve as a model for primary and tertiary patient care service, integrating inpatient, ambulatory, and emergency services.

Our faculty provide surgical residents with a progressively graded curriculum of study and clinical experience under guidance and supervision. Residents acquire a broad understanding of human biology as it relates to disorders of a surgical nature and the technical knowledge and skills necessary to manage patients with surgical diseases. Residents also develop professional skills and receive system-based training in small group sessions.

Throughout training at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, trainees actively participate in patient care and supervise junior residents and medical students.

Our five-year curriculum includes training in cognitive, technical, and motor skills, and provides opportunities to acquire a broad understanding of general surgery principles.

During our program, residents complete one-month block rotations in the following areas:

  • bariatric surgery
  • general surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • pediatric surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • surgical critical care
  • surgical oncology
  • thoracic surgery
  • transplant surgery
  • trauma surgery
  • vascular surgery

With each year of training, residents have the opportunity to develop professionally and are exposed to general surgery practice across multiple specialties. This includes surgery of the breast, abdominal wall, head and neck, skin and soft tissue, gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary tract, and endocrine system. They also receive experience in critical care and trauma and emergency surgery, among other areas.

The trauma surgery rotation also includes experience in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, thoracic surgery, otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, and plastic surgery. During this rotation, residents work at the Level 1 Trauma Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn as part of an integrated team of specialists caring for patients who have multiple injuries.

Contact Us

For more information about the General Surgery Residency: NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, contact Jason D. Prescott, MD, PhD, program director, at, or Kim Nguyen, program administrator, at