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Department of Surgery Education General Surgery Residency at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

General Surgery Residency at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

NYU Langone offers a five-year clinical General Surgery Residency at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn that begins on July 1 of each year. The residency, offered through the Department of Surgery, combines training sites that are a rich and varied source of surgical patients, medical conditions, and care settings. Each year we match three first-year categorical residents for the training program.

The residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and prepares trainees for certification by the American Board of Surgery. After graduation, our residents routinely match in competitive fellowship programs in all subspecialties and in their top fellowship program choices.

Our residency program provides a wealth of clinical and operative experience, along with a variety of clinical and basic science research opportunities. Our faculty are committed to teaching and mentoring our diverse group of house staff. Progressive responsibility is the key element of the residency, with surgical decision-making and duties taught in clinical and didactic settings.

Resident train at three major hospitals: NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, and NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to develop leaders in academic surgery. NYU Langone’s Department of Surgery endeavors to evolve as a model for primary and tertiary patient care, 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 conditions. Trainees also develop professional skills and receive system-based training in small group sessions. Meet our current residents.

Throughout training at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn residents actively participate in patient care and supervise junior residents and medical students. 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, vascular system, thoracic pathologies, skin and soft tissue, gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary tract, and endocrine system. Residents have dedicated rotations on pediatric and transplant surgery and receive experience in critical care, trauma, and emergency surgery, among other areas.

During trauma 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.

Our Leadership

Akuezunkpa O. Ude Welcome, MD

Chief of Surgery, Department of Surgery

Jason D. Prescott, MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Franchesca J. Hwang, MD

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency