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Residency in General Surgery

Chairman

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD

Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief
Department of Surgery

Program Director

Thomas J. Fahey III, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
G. Tom Shires Faculty Scholar
Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar
Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Fahey and Residents

The goal of the Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital residency program is to train exceptionally qualified surgeons who have the skills and ability to function at the highest level and provide state-of-the-art, compassionate patient care. The program is under the supervision of the chairman of the department, the Program Director and a large full-time and volunteer faculty. The faculty believe their mission is not only to produce technically superb surgeons, but in addition, to produce surgeons well grounded in the basic science of surgery and with sufficient clinical judgment to render complete care of the surgical patient.

A broad exposure to all areas of general surgery is provided to ensure development of adequate clinical knowledge. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital serves as the primary teaching facility offering expertise in primary, secondary, and tertiary surgical medicine. Additional experience in surgical oncology is obtained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Jamaica Hospital provides experience in acute trauma and elective general surgery in an underserved urban environment, while New York Downtown provides a large experience in community elective surgery. Didactic instruction plays an integral part in the training program and is provided through both departmental and interdepartmental teaching conferences.

Research is an important aspect and focus of our residency training program. Many of our residents attend professional conferences, give presentations, and author publications during their residency.

All of our residents play a pivotal role at every level of surgical care, which includes clinical care, teaching, and research. Progressive responsibility with each year of surgical training is stressed as experience is gained in surgical decision-making.

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