General Surgery Residency Training Program—Brooklyn

Our General Surgery Residency Program—Brooklyn provides residents meaningful responsibility that increases with each level of academic training and professional growth. Throughout training, which takes place at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, residents actively participate in patient-care decisions and supervise junior residents and medical students.

The 5-year curriculum provides cognitive, psychomotor, and affective objectives for general surgery training and offers residents opportunities to acquire a broad understanding of general surgical principles and foster appropriate technical and motor skills.

General surgery residents complete one-month block rotations in the following areas:

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

As surgical residents progress throughout training, they have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing competence in general surgery procedures and techniques.

Surgical residents are exposed to the vast scope of general surgical practice in the following areas:

  • abdominal wall
  • breast
  • diseases of the head and neck
  • endocrine system
  • endoscopy
  • gastrointestinal tract and other abdominal viscera, pancreatobiliary tract
  • gynecological surgery
  • pediatric surgery
  • skin and soft tissue
  • surgical critical care
  • thoracic surgery
  • trauma and emergency surgery
  • urological surgery
  • vascular system

The Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is a Level 1 Trauma Center and our residents are part of an integrated team of multi-specialists who care for patients who have multiple injuries.

The trauma surgery rotation also includes experience in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, thoracic surgery, ENT, and plastic surgery.

Contact Us

For more information about the residency, contact Armando Castro, MD, program director, at armando.castro@nyumc.org or Kristy Villa, program administrator, at kristy.villa@nyumc.org.