Residency Program Overview
Cleveland Clinic General Surgery Residency
Cleveland Clinic's General Surgery Residency Program welcomes your interest in training here. This is a five-year, fully accredited, non-pyramidal program with 10 categorical positions per year, with the option of additional dedicated research or career development time. Our commitment is to train young surgeons to a high level of clinical, academic, and systems competence, becoming professional leaders throughout their career in this rapidly changing field.
Educational opportunities include patient evaluation and management, critical decision making, operative skills, clinical research, residency and hospital administration, medical student teaching, and a structured teaching program and conferences, providing our residents with a superior general surgery residency program.
These elements are the basis of the program with a large Surgical Staff with diverse clinical, research, and administrative expertise and interests. General Surgery continues to change and evolve with increased understanding of pathophysiology, enhanced technologies, and multi-disciplinary approaches to improving treatment outcomes. Our department is at the forefront of these advances, with a commitment to educate our residents become leaders in their chosen field.
We believe our Residency Program offers outstanding training which will equip you to practice the art and science of surgery.
Residency Program Leadership
Conor Delaney, MD, PhD
Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Chair, Department of General Surgery
Jeremy Lipman, MD
Program Director, General Surgery
Steven Rosenblatt, MD
Associate Program Director
Tony Capizzani, MD
John Rodriguez, MD
Associate Program Director
Judith French, PhD
Clinical Training & Conferences
Our training philosophy is to involve the entire team, especially residents, in patient care at all times – pre-operative decision making in the clinic or in consultation, in the operating room, and during post-operative care. Experience is gained by operating on skill appropriate cases at our high volume quaternary care hospital, community hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Leadership is developed by conferring a high level of responsibility early in the training program with progressive autonomy and responsibility. The most senior resident on a service is charged with assigning operative cases to residents and fellows, ensuring an optimal experience that is tailored to each resident.
The Cleveland Clinic Center for Multidisciplinary Simulation has laparoscopy, flexible endoscopy, and endovascular surgery simulators, in addition to being a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery training and testing site. Residents have 24 hours access to the sim-lab. The Stanley Shalom Zielony Simulation and Team Training Labs are also available for simulation sessions arranged for residents every 3 months, including ICU and trauma mock scenarios with Harvey the cardiopulmonary patient.
Night Float/Call Format
The main hospital has a night float system. This format allows all team members operate in skill appropriate cases, providing longitudinal care of patients, and dedicate time to research projects, leadership positions, and knowledge base development. When not on night-float, junior residents typically take call two weekends per month and senior residents take call about once a week. We adhere to the ACGME work hour regulations including 80-hour work week and average of one day off per week averaged over the month.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Each week the chief residents electronically report cases for the M&M conference. The conference faculty moderator selects cases for presentation based on their teaching merit, and moderates the discussion. The resident who operated on the patient presents the case, focusing on the clinical decision making, why the complication occurred, how the case could have been managed differently, and a review of the relevant literature. The focus of the conference is improving clinical decision making to improve patient care. Each hospital holds its own M&M conference.
These hour seminars, teaching rounds, and lunch discussions are given by invited faculty and visitors. These presentations are aimed to faculty and residents to promote surgical learning. Presentations are on a broad range of topics, including clinical topic updates, world health, surgical history, etc.
Cleveland Clinic Conferences
Our residents may attend high-level, multidisciplinary conferences taught by our world-renowned faculty aimed at practicing digestive, vascular, oncologic and endocrine disease specialists. These combine clinical management updates by thought leaders, hands-on skills development, and quality and patient safety developments.
PGY-1 Fundamentals of Surgery Seminar Series
Residents arrive as PGY-1’s with a range of knowledge and clinical experience. All General Surgery, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Integrated Vascular, Cardiothoracic and Plastics Surgery residents have a year long curriculum with weekly reading topics and didactic seminars. Chairman’s rounds also occurs during this time once a month.
Every Wednesday after M&M conference, all PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents attend a three hour educational conference involving lectures by staff, case presentations by a senior resident, and journal articles presented by junior residents. The curriculum for this conference takes place on a two-year revolving schedule based on the SCORE curriculum. Simulation lab training and Ponsky’s rounds also occur during this time. This is protected education time where all residents are excused from their clinical responsibilities.
Service Specific Conferences
Each service holds its own conference (weekly) and journal clubs (monthly). Journal clubs are normally held at restaurants.
Several mock orals are held throughout the year. These are rotation specific and level appropriate. Residents of all levels undergo mocks oral in preparation for board exams. Dr David Krpata holds a weekly mock oral prepping where two residents are selected to practice in each session.
Each trainee, upon entrance to our program, is assigned a faculty mentor. This staff-member will facilitate the trainee’s integration into Cleveland Clinic and assist them throughout their time here. Trainees meet with their mentors at least twice a year to go over their milestones, evaluations, progress and accomplishments. Many mentors and trainees develop research collaborations and discuss career goals, job placements and personal issues.
Residents have the opportunity to participate in administrative roles very early on their path through the program. Two administrative Chiefs Residents are elected by the program administration to assist in the day-to-day administration of activities of the program, including rotation schedule, call schedule, education improvements, etc. In addition, residents have the opportunity to hold membership in the department’s education committee, residency recruitment committee, research committee, intern orientation, quality improvement committee, serve as the medical student liaison and help organize social events.
Rotations & Teams
|PGY-1 (4 weeks)|
Acute Care Surgery
|PGY-2 (4 weeks)|
Acute Care Surgery
|PGY-3 (5 weeks)|
Acute Care Surgery
|PGY-4 (5 weeks)|
|PGY-5 (5 weeks)|
Acting Colorectal Fellow*
|Henderson (Surgical Oncology)||PGY5, PGY2|
|Hermann (HPB/Surgical Oncology)||PGY5, PGY4, PGY1, F|
|Esselstyn/G. Crile (Endocrine)||PGY4, PGY1, F|
|Steiger (MIS/Hernia)||PGY5, PGY2, PA|
|Grundfest (MIS/Hernia)||PGY5, PGY3, PGY1, F, PA|
|Hoerr (MIS/Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy)||PGY4, PGY3, PGY2/1, F, PA|
|Team V-Bariatrics||PGY3, PGY1, F|
|Acute Care Surgery-Days||PGY5, PGY3, 2x-PGY1|
|Acute Care Surgery Nights||PGY3, 3x-PGY1|
|Firor (Pediatric Surgery)||PGY3, 2x-PGY1|
|B. Crile (Breast)||PGY2, F|
|Fung (Liver Transplant)||PGY4, PGY1, F|
|Multivisceral Transplant||PGY2, PA, F|
Community Hospital Teams
|Hillcrest (General Surgery)||PGY5, PGY3, 2x-PGY2, PGY1|
|Fairview Red (Vascular)||PGY5, PGY2, PGY1|
|Fairview Blue (Colorectal/Bariatrics/Breast/Thoracic)||PGY4, PGY3, PGY2, PGY1|
|Fairview Green (General Surgery/Trauma)||PGY5, PGY4, PGY2, PGY1|
What opportunities are there for electives both inside and outside Cleveland Clinic?
All PGY-3s, 4s and 5s have a designated block of elective time. This time may be used for additional exposure to one of the core rotations at the main campus or community hospitals. Alternatively, this time may be used to pursue other interests including cardiac surgery, plastic surgery or kidney and pancreas transplant. Electives at outside institutions are also possible.
What is the surgical volume for your residents upon graduation?
The average case number of graduating residents is between 1,100-1,200 cases. Additional, they graduate with an average of 120 upper and lower endoscopies.
Where do the residents live?
Cleveland’s housing is an advantage of the city since it is very affordable with a resident’s salary. About half of the residents own a house or condo. Most live on the east side, in nearby neighborhoods such as Cleveland Heights, University Heights or Beachwood. The downtown area is also popular for apartments living. Fewer residents live in the west side by Westlake.
How many residents are in your program?
We are approved for 10 categorical residents per year for five clinical years. A varying number of our categorical residents take additional dedicated time for research or professional development. Additionally, we are approved for 9 PGY-1 non-designated preliminary residents and 4 PGY-2 non-designated preliminary residents.
What are you looking for in an applicant?
We are looking for outstanding individuals to immerse in a high volume surgical environment that offers high quality, scientifically advanced care in an economically savvy environment. We seek the most promising surgeons as demonstrated by leadership abilities, academic productiveness, knowledge base, and positive personal qualities among applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Who makes up the PGY-1 surgery class?
Our PGY-1 class is made up of PGY-1 General Surgery residents, Integrated Vascular, Cardio Thoracic and Plastics Surgery, Urology, Orthopedic, ENT, and Non-Designated Preliminary Surgery residents. There is a different set of rotations across the subspecialties for each resident group designed to meet the learning needs of each specialty.
What is your application process?
Cleveland Clinic has minimum requirements for resident application and employment, all of which are required in the standard ERAS application. We have no secondary application form. Applications are reviewed and a selected group is offered on-site interviews.
What are your NRMP program codes?
Categorical General Surgery 1968440C0
Non-Designated Preliminary Surgery 1968440P0
When are interviews held?
Interviews are held between October and January. Interview dinner is held the night before the interview to give a chance to the interviewees to talk to current residents and learn about the program. Interview day starts at 7am and are done after lunch.
Cleveland Clinic is a large facility, how do I find my way around?
While Cleveland Clinic has a large campus, it is easily walkable from the visitor parking garages and the two on campus hotels: the InterContinental Hotel and the InterContinental Suites. The General Surgery offices are on the tenth floor of the A building (desk A100). Additionally, there is a mobile app with directions, Cleveland Clinic today.
What opportunities are at Cleveland Clinic for my significant other?
Cleveland Clinic is the largest private employer in Northeast Ohio with over 39,000 employees. We have myriad training programs for physicians, biomedical researchers, and employment opportunities for physicians, researchers, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, allied health professionals, business professionals, information technology professionals, and other fields. The House Staff Spouse Association is a social and support organization for the spouses and significant others of residents.
Alicia Adams — University of California, San Francisco
Paul Adenuga — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Jessica Ardila Gatas — Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela Luis Razetti (Venezuela)
Mohammad Ali Abbass — University of Damascus (Syria)
Anas Abdelazim — Cairo University School of Medicine (Egypt), Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Charlie Blackshear — University of California, San Francisco
Deepa Cherla — UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Jennifer Colvin — Ohio State University College of Medicine
Xiaoxi Feng — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Ian Glenn — Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
Kaitlin Ritter — Drexel University College of Medicine
Andrew Strong — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
We are approved for 9 PGY-1 non-designated preliminary residents and 4 PGY-2 non-designated preliminary residents. We have a diverse group of preliminary residents including both US graduates and International Medical Graduates. Most of our non-designated preliminary residents continue onwards to complete an ACGME accredited program on a variety of specialties, including: General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, PMNR, etc.
Muhammad Afzaal —King Edward Medical College (Pakistan)
Jin Woo Chung — Yosei University (South Korea)
Alumni Career Pathways
Congratulations to our 2016 graduating residents on their fellowships and staff placements
|Avery Capone||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Harvard Plastic Surgery|
||Minimally Invasive Surgery – Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York|
||Breast Surgery – Columbia University Medical Center|
||Breast Surgical Oncology - Cleveland Clinic|
||Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Jay Mittal||Surgical Critical Care – Cleveland Clinic|
Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic
Endocrine Surgery – Cleveland Clinic
||Abdominal Organ Transplant – University of California, Los Angeles|
||Private Practice – Redlands, CA|
Postgraduate placement 2006-2017
- 94 total graduates
- 80 (85%) to fellowship
- 14 (15%) to practice
- 27 (32%) stay at CCF
|Naveen Balasundaram||Vascular Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Osama Essa||General Surgery Staff – Private Practice|
|Alfredo Daniel Guerron||Minimally Invasive Surgery – Duke University|
|Jesse Gutnik||Endocrine Surgery – Cleveland Clinic (2015-2016)
Minimally Invasive Surgery - Duke University (2016-2017)
|Billy Lan||Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Jose Lozada||Trauma and Critical Care – Jackson Health System University of Miami|
|Neal Moores||Plastic Surgery – University of Utah|
|Mihir Shah||Minimally Invasive Surgery – Emory University|
|Sherief Shawki||Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Subash Reddy||Minimally Invasive Surgery – University of California, San Francisco Fresno|
|Gavin Falk||Pediatric Surgery – Miami Children's Health System|
|Ronald Charles||Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Shohrat Annaberdyev||Colorectal Surgery – Florida Hospital|
|Samir Shah||Vascular Surgery – Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Sofya Asfaw||Trauma and Critical Care – University of Pennsylvania|
|Robert Cornateanu||Trauma and Critical Care – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|
|Joshua Nash||Trauma and Critical Care – Cook County Health and Hospital System|
|Amy Hiuser||Plastic Surgery – SUMMA Health System|
|Samilia Obeng-Gyasi||Master in Public Health – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2014-2015) | Breast Surgery – Duke University (2015-2016)|
|Nishant Raj||General Surgery Staff – Private Practice|
|John Rodriguez||Flexible Surgical Endoscopy – Cleveland Clinic|
|Neil Kundu||Plastic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Omer Nasir||Colorectal Surgery – University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey|
|Hue Thai||Vascular Surgery – University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey|
|Jean Pierre Martucci Melo||Minimally Invasive Surgery – University of Illinois Chicago|
|Isaac Motamarry||Minimally Invasive Surgery – University of Florida|
|Viet Phuong||Minimally Invasive Surgery – Carolinas Healthcare Sysem|
|Christian Cruz||General Surgery Staff – Private Practice|
|Samuel Ibrahim||General Surgery Staff – Cleveland Clinic|
|Vikram Attaluri||Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Jessica Titus||Vascular Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Louisa Chiu||Surgical Oncology – City of Hope Cancer Center|
|Sam Bae||Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery – University of Southern California|
|Kevin Shah||Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery – Duke University|
|Nicole Sydow||Cardiothoracic Surgery – University of Arizona|
|Amit Sharma||Colorectal Surgery – University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey|
|Jose Roberto Ramirez||Plastic Surgery – Vanderbilt Center of Plastic Surgery|
|Angel Farinas||General Surgery Staff – Private Practice|
|Kalman Bencsath||Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Nakul Vakil||Cardiothoracic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Michael Tsinberg||Endocrine Surgery – University of California, San Francisco|
|George Cristescu||General Surgery Staff – Private Practice|
|Richy Lee||Pediatric Surgery – University of Calgary|
|Aaron Moore||Surgical Critical Care – University of Pittsburgh|
|John Bach||Surgical Critical Care – Ohio State University|
|Kevin El-Hayek||Surgical Endoscopy & Laparoscopy – Cleveland Clinic|
|Alexander Chang||Vascular Surgery – University Hospitals Case Medical Center|
|Suzanne Brooks||Breast Surgery – Massachusetts General Hospital|
|William Abouhassan||Craniofacial Surgery & Plastic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic & University of Cincinnati|
|Christian Massier||General Surgery Staff – Cleveland Clinic|
|Justin Burdick||General Surgery Staff – United States Navy|
|Sheetal Nijhawan||Laparoscopy & Bariatric Surgery – University of California, San Diego|
|David Lee||Laparoscopy & Bariatric Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|George Rofaiel||Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery – University of Washington|
|Angelina Postoev||Surgical Critical Care – Ohio State University|
|Max Liebl||Vascular Surgery – Southern Illinois University|
|Amara Malik||Breast Surgery – University of California, San Francisco|
|Werner Andrade Ortiz||Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery – University of South Florida|
|Travis Mason||General Surgery Staff – United States Army|
|Kara Schultz||General Surgery Staff – United States Air Force|
|Mohammed Alghoul||Plastic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Michael Johnson||Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Jason Klovning||Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery – Emory University|
|Poornima Rao||Surgical Oncology – Fox Chase Cancer Center|
|Sherif Abdel Misih||Surgical Oncology – Ohio State University|
|Kevin Rothchild||Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery – University of Colorado|
|Lewis Diulus||General Surgery Staff – United States Navy|
|Matthew Kroh||Surgical Endoscopy & Laparoscopy – Cleveland Clinic|
|Ravi Rajani||Vascular Surgery & Surgical Critical Care – Cleveland Clinic & Emory University|
|Ikemma Okereke||Cardiothoracic Surgery – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Carolyn Garner||Endocrine Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Rich Mackey||Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
|Peter Kreymerman||Plastic Surgery – Cleveland Clinic|
Residency Program Leadership
- R. Matthew Walsh, MD, Chair, Department of General Surgery
- Jeremy Lipman, MD, Program Director, General Surgery Residency
- Tony Capizzani, MD, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
- Steven Rosenblatt, MD, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
- John Rodriguez, MD, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
- Jeremy Lipman, MD, Site Director, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, General Surgery Residency
- Diya Alaedeen, MD, Site Director, Fairview Hospital, General Surgery Residency
- Kalman Bencsath, MD, Site Director, Hillcrest Hospital, General Surgery Residency
- Robyn Stewart, MD, Medical Student Education Director, Surgery Clerkship
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction / General Surgery
- Stephen Grobmyer, MD, Chair, Department of Breast Surgery
- Joseph Crowe, MD
- Alicia Fanning, MD
- Diane Radford, MD
- Robyn Stewart, MD
- Stephanie Valente, DO
- Scott Steele, MD, Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery
- Jean Ashburn, MD
- James Church, MD
- Meagan Costedio, MD
- Thomas Garofalo, MD
- I. Emre Gorgun, MD
- Brooke Gurland, MD
- Emina Huang, MD
- Tracy Hull, MD
- Matthew Kalady, MD
- Hermann Kessler, MD, PhD
- Ian Lavery, MD
- Jeremy Lipman, MD
- Gokhan Ozuner, MD
- Luca Stocchi, MD
- Michael A. Valente, DO
- James Wu, MD
- Massarat Zutshi, MD
- Allan Siperstein, MD, Chair, Department of Endocrine Surgery
- Eren Berber, MD
- Judy Jin, MD
- Vikram Krishnamurthy, MD
- Joyce Shin, MD
General Thoracic Surgery
- Sudish Murthy, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of General Thoracic Surgery
- Daniel Raymond, MD
- Siva Raja, MD
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Surgical Oncology
- R. Matthew Walsh, MD, Chair, Department of General Surgery
- Stephen Grobmyer, MD, Section Head, Surgical Oncology
- Sricharan Chalikonda, MD
- Gareth Morris-Stiff, MD
- David Vogt, MD
- Jane Wey, MD
Liver and Multivisceral Transplant Surgery
- Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD, Director, Intestinal Transplant Program
- Charles Miller, MD, Director, Liver Transplant Program
- Federico Aucejo, MD
- Guilherme Costa, MD
- Teresa Diago-Uso, MD
- Bijan Eghtesad, MD
- Masato Fujiki, MD
- Ajay Khanna, MD
- Cristiano Quintini, MD
- David Vogt, MD
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
- Philip Schauer, MD, Chair, Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
- Ali Aminian, MD
- Stacy Brethauer, MD
- Kevin El-Hayek, MD
- Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
- John Rodriguez, MD
- James Villamere, MD
Minimally Invasive and General Surgery
- Jeffrey Ponsky, MDDirector, Surgical Endoscopy
- Stacy Brethauer, MD
- Kevin El-Hayek, MD
- John Rodriguez, MD
- R. Matthew Walsh, MD
- Sean Lyden, MD, Chair, Department of Vascular Surgery
- Matthew Eagleton, MD
- Linda Graham, MD
- Jeanwan Kang, MD
- Rebecca Kelso, MD
- Lee Kirksey, MD
- W. Michael Park, MD
- Christopher Smolock, MD
- Sunita Srivastava, MD
Physicians at all locations are part of the Cleveland Clinic General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, or Colorectal Surgery Departments except for the MetroHealth Medical Center where the Level I trauma rotations are done.
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
- Founded in 1921 by George Crile Sr., a general and endocrine surgeon; Frank Bunts, a neurosurgeon; William Lower, an urologist; and John Phillips, an internist.
- 44 buildings, over 85 operating rooms, more than 1,400 beds.
- Quaternary care center with an international referral base.
- 202,190 Surgical Cases in 2013.
- Program site director: Jeremy Lipman, MD.
- Fairview Hospital is a busy community hospital and Level 2 Trauma Center on Cleveland’s west side. General Surgery Residents operate on all General, Colorectal, Breast, Endovascular, and Vascular Surgery cases and run the SICU and Trauma team.
- 488 beds.
- $83 million dollar expansion of emergency department and ICU in 2013.
- Site director: Diya Alaedeen, MD.
- Hillcrest Hospital is a busy community hospital and Level 2 Trauma Center on Cleveland’s east side.
- 496 beds.
- $163 million dollar expansion and renovation in 2010.
- Site director: Kalman Bencsath, MD.
- MetroHealth Medical Center is an academic health system, the regional Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, and the regional safety net hospital on Cleveland’s south side.
- MetroHealth Medical Center’s staff surgeons are all professors at Case Western Reserve University Medical School.
- The Trauma Service has two teams, one run by a Cleveland Clinic General Surgery PGY-4 resident and the other run by a University Hospitals Case Medical Center General Surgery PGY-4 resident. The Trauma ICU is run by one PGY-2 resident from the Cleveland Clinic and one PGY-2 from University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Beachwood, Strongsville, Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Centers
- Beachwood, Strongsville, Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Centers are ambulatory surgery centers staffed by Cleveland Clinic main campus, Hillcrest and Fairview surgeons. Residents perform endoscopy and operate on General and Breast Surgery cases in a fast track surgery environment.
- Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
- Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery
- Flexible Surgical Endoscopy
- Surgical Breast Fellowship
- Transplant Surgery Fellowship Programs
For additional GME information, please visit our Graduate Medical Information website.
Visiting Resident Application
Thank you for your interest in rotating with the Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
All applications must be submitted by April 15 to assure placement in the coming academic year.
Please complete the following 2 forms to apply for a spot as a visiting resident:
- The Department of Surgery Application:
- The application to the division of Graduate Medical Education:
Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate all requests. Final rotation dates will only be provided by our office. Please direct any questions to Janine Keough (email@example.com).
Thank you for your interest - we look forward to working with you.
About the Program
The camaraderie among residents is encouraged by the program with different social activities from early in the year. The general surgery program prides itself in building a community, not just a group of co-workers. The interns welcome picnic, the Holiday party and Graduation are all events sponsored by the program where all the residents and staff with their families are welcome. The House Staff Association organizes several events throughout the year to promote well-being and camaraderie among residents of different specialties. Some events are also in association with the residents of other institutions. Some of the most popular events include the Halloween Party, Holiday Party and St. Patrick’s day Party.
General Surgery Residency
Lisa Paciorek Donkin
Medical Student Surgical Education Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic Operator