Department of Surgery Residency

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a five-year General Surgery Residency in Manhattan. NYU Langone Health’s Department of Surgery has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence. Our combined training sites are a rich and varied source of surgical patients, diseases, and care settings, making for comprehensive training. Our residency prepares you for certification by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Russell Berman serves as our Residency Program Director and Dr. Akuezunkpa Ude Welcome serves as our Associate Program Director.

Each year we select seven first-year categorical residents for the residency. Additional residents match separately to preliminary positions prior to specialty training.

In addition to our Manhattan residency, we offer nine additional accredited programs:

Our residency program provides a wealth of clinical and operative experience, a diverse house staff and faculty passionate about teaching, as well as a variety of clinical and basic science research experiences.

As a resident in our program, you will train at three sites:

Progressive responsibility is the key element of the residency, with surgical decision-making and responsibilities taught in clinical and didactic settings.

Our faculty provide you with a progressively graded curriculum of study and clinical experience‑including clinical and research experience—under close guidance and supervision. In our program you acquire a broad understanding of human biology as it relates to disorders of a surgical nature and the technical knowledge and skills appropriate to completely manage patients with surgical diseases.

Preliminary Program

The General Surgery Program currently accepts applications for the preliminary surgery program through ERAS. Applications are accepted for the following tracks:

Oral Surgery
Integrated Radiology
Other designated preliminary positions
Non-designated preliminary positions

Diversity Commitment

The NYU Langone Health Department of Surgery leadership is committed to actively recruiting a diverse group of house staff, administrative employees, faculty members, and advanced practice providers. The Department of Surgery aspires to create an environment where all members are treated equally and all opinions and views are respected.