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General Surgery Residency & Fellowships

Residents Class 2015

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

R. Matthew Walsh, MD

R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Chair, Department of General Surgery

Jeffrey Ponsky, MD

Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
Program Director, General Surgery

Sricharan Chalikonda, MD

Sricharan Chalikonda, MD
Associate Program Director, Site Director-Main Campus

Matthew Moorman, MD

Matthew Moorman, MD
Associate Program Director

Steven Rosenblatt, MD

Steven Rosenblatt, MD
Associate Program Director

Tony Capizzani, MD

Tony Capizzani, MD
Interns Pod Leader

John Rodriguez, MD

John Rodriguez, MD
Preliminary Program Pod Leader


Clinical Training


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.

Surgery Simulation

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) training and testing site and future Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery 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.

Clinical Conferences

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.

Grand Rounds

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.

PGY-2-PGY-5 Conference

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.

Mock Orals

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.


Board Passage Rates

The American Board of Surgery publishes board passage rates for every program annually. For the Cleveland Clinic General Surgery Residency, cumulative first time board passage rates 2009-2013: qualifying exam 93% (40 residents), and certifying exam 77% (35 residents).


Each resident is paired with a Staff Surgeon as advisor. Their role is to provide career counseling, ensure that each resident is developing well clinically, operating at the requisite skill level, developing research projects and publications, and filling leadership positions. More subtly, their role is to demonstrate a model for professionalism.

Research and Professional Development

The research opportunities at the Cleveland Clinic are outstanding – and thus all residents are expected to be productive in clinical research throughout their residency. You will have access to our multiple institutional databases, electronic medical record which houses our massive clinical experience, and national databases. Resident travel to present research at national conferences is supported and fully funded, allowing you to make national contacts among surgical leaders early and often. Surgical innovation has complete institutional support. For interested residents, dedicated research and professional development time between the PGY-2 and 3 may be taken; roughly a quarter of our residents add one or more years of professional development to their five year residency. Activity in research ensures our residents are not only up to date in their medical and surgical knowledge, but advance the field.

Professional leadership is developed through teaching and service. Residents have the opportunity to receive an academic appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine through hands on teaching of first year and third year of medical students in the anatomy lab, spearheaded by Richard Drake, Ph.D., editor of Gray’s Antatomy. Appointment to academic and hospital committees is strongly encouraged to demonstrate leadership, develop inter-departmental relationships, and develop an understanding of hospital systems. Our residents have a strong history of leadership on the house staff association, often holding multiple positions. Two Administrative Chief Residents are chosen each year and are given broad responsibility in managing the residency program.


Residents from PGY-2 to PGY-5 classes are distributed into three groups. Each group has a staff leader, who also is an Associate Program Director. Goals of this design include creating small teams that feel more connected on an individual level to their other residents and team leader, allow more mentoring by the senior residents of the junior residents, and give ownership of the different program tasks (resident curriculum, team quality-improvement/patient safety projects, resident recruitment, holiday/graduation events, etc.). The intern class forms a group on itself, which leader staff is Dr. Tony Capizzani. They focus on transition from medical school to residency.

Social Events

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 Case Western University Hospitals and MetroHealth.. Some of the most popular events include the Halloween Party, Holiday Party and St. Patrick’s day Party.

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Sample Rotations

PGY-1 (4 weeks)

Acute Care Surgery
Acute Care Surgery Night Float
Colorectal Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy
Endocrine Surgery
Fairview Colorectal/Bariatrics/Thoracic
Fairview General Surgery/Trauma
Fairview Vascular Surgery
Hillcrest General Surgery
HPB/Surgical Oncology
Liver Transplant
MIS/Hernia/General Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Vascular Surgery

PGY-2 (4 weeks)

Acute Care Surgery
Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy
Breast Surgery*
Fairview Colorectal/Bariatrics/Thoracic
Fairview ICU
Fairview General Surgery/Trauma
Fairview Vascular
Hillcrest General Surgery
HPB/Surgical Oncology
Intestinal Transplant
Main Campus CVICU or SICU
Metro Trauma/ICU
MIS/Hernia/General Surgery
Plastic Surgery

PGY-3 (5 weeks)

Acute Care Surgery
Acute Care Surgery Night Float*
Bariatric Surgery*
Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy
Colorectal Surgery
Fairview Colorectal/Bariatrics/Thoracic
Hillcrest General Surgery
MIS/Hernia/General Surgery
Pediatric Surgery*

PGY-5 (5 weeks)

Acting Colorectal Fellow*
Acute Care Surgery*
Fairview General Surgery/Trauma*
Fairview Vascular*
Hillcrest General Surgery*
HPB/Surgical Oncology*
MIS/Hernia/General Surgery*

PGY-4 (5 weeks)

Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy*
Endocrine Surgery*
Fairview Colorectal/Bariatrics/Thoracic
Fairview General Surgery/Trauma
HPB/Surgical Oncology
Liver Transplant*
Metro Trauma*
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery*


Surgical Teams

Main Campus

Rotation Team (F-Fellow)
Henderson (HPB/Surgical Oncology) PGY5, PGY2, PA
Hermann (HPB/Surgical Oncology) PGY5, PGY4, PGY1, F, PA
Esselstyn/G. Crile (Endocrine) PGY4, PGY1, F
Steiger (MIS/Hernia) PGY5, PGY3, PGY2/1, F
Hoerr (MIS/Bariatrics/Surgical Endoscopy) PGY4, PGY3, PGY2/1, F, PA
Bariatrics PGY3, PGY1, F
Acute Care Surgery Days PGY5, PGY3, PGY2, 2 PGY1’s, 2 PAs
Acute Care Surgery Nights PGY3, 3 PGY1’s
Firor (Pediatric Surgery) PGY3, 2 PGY1’s, 2 PAs
B. Crile (Breast) PGY2, F, multiple PAs (apprentice model)
Fung (Liver Transplant) PGY4, PGY1, F, 2 PAs
Multivisceral Transplant PGY2, 3 PAs

Community Hospital Teams

Rotation Team (F-Fellow)
Hillcrest (General Surgery) PGY5, PGY3, 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, 2 PGY1’s, multiple PA’s day & night
Fairview SICU PGY2

What are your resident employment benefits?
Residents are Cleveland Clinic employees with standardized salaries and other benefits.

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.

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. We review every submitted application completely and carefully, 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.


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

  • 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.

Fairview Hospital

  • 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.

Hillcrest Hospital

  • 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.

Metro Health Medical Center

  • 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.
Current Residents

Paul Adenuga — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dominykas Burneikis — University of Colorado School of Medicine
Talia Burneikis — University of Colorado School of Medicine
Matthew Burstein — Baylor College of Medicine
Monica Isabella — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Joshua Landreneau — University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Julia Muntean — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Lisa Park — Albany Medical College
Maryna Sohrabi — The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Andrew Tang — Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine


Jessica Ardila Gatas — Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela Luis Razetti (Venezuela)
Jennifer Colvin — Ohio State University College of Medicine
Xiaoxi Feng — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Charlotte Horne — St. Matthew's University School of Medicine (Grand Cayman)
Marijan Koprivanac — University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Maitham Moslim — University of Damascus (Syria)
Ahmed Nassar — University of Alexandria (Egypt)
Kaitlin Ritter — Drexel University College of Medicine
Andrew Strong — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Voranaddha Vacharathit — Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Mohammad Ali Abbass — University of Damascus (Syria)
Amelia Dorsey — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Emil Fernando — Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Ramona Ilie — Universitatea de Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila (Romania)
Daniel Joyce — Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)
Hari Keshava — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Yitian Liu — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
S. Julie-Ann Lloyd — Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hideo Takahashi — Kobe University (Japan)
Jinglian Yan — Indiana University School of Medicine


Anas Abdelazim — Cairo University School of Medicine (Egypt)
Djurabek Babadjanov — Tashkent Medical Institute (Uzbekistan)
Julietta Chang — Washington University School of Medicine
Matthew Davis — Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Kathryn Fong — University at Buffalo, SUNY School of Medicine
Adam Mace — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Trang Nguyen — Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
June Peng — Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jacob Petrosky — University of Kansas School of Medicine
David Reznick — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Avery Capone — Georgetown University
Matthew Dong — Tufts University
Priya Iyer — Drexel University College of Medicine (Admin Chief)
Kelsey Larson — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Admin Chief)
Michael Liu — Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Jay Mittal — University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Mino — Rutgers Medical School
Rosebel Monteiro — Rutgers Medical School
Naftali Presser — University of California, San Francisco
Jeh Yung — University of Virginia School of Medicine


Charlie Blackshear — University of California, San Francisco
Stem cell biology, non-coding RNA and tissue engineering, Hagey Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine - Stanford University School of Medicine

Nicholas Bruns — Rush Medical College
Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research, Akron Children's Hospital

Deepa Cherla — UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Colorectal Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute

Colin Gause — University of Maryland School of Medicine
Pediatric Surgery Research, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago - Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Ian Glenn — Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research, Akron Children's Hospital

Georgios Karagkounis — University of Athens (Greece)
Colorectal Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute

Antonios Sideris — University of Athens (Greece)
Thoracic Surgery Oncology/ International Mesothelioma Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Preliminary Program

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 Ahmed — Dow International Medical College (Pakistan)
Jin Woo Chung — Yosei University (South Korea)
Alexander Hallac — Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine in Katowice (Poland)
Sami Judeeba — King Abdul Aziz University (Saudi Arabia)
Mujahed Laswi — Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Cristina Mamolea — Jagiellonian University Medical School (Poland)
Arsalan Saleem — Rawalpindi Medical College (Pakistan)
Ruchi Sharma — Seth G. S. Medical College (India)
Valery Vilchez — Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela)


Faisal Elagili — Al-Arab Medical University (Libya)
Mario Farias Kovac — Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela)
Hakob Kocharyan — Yerevan State Medical University Mkhitar Heratsi (Armenia)
Alhasan Sedeeq — Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Alumni Career Paths

Congratulations to our 2015 graduating residents on their fellowships and staff placements

Graduating Class 2015
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

Postgraduate placement 2006-2015

  • 74 total graduating chiefs
  • 60 (81%) pursued fellowship
  • 14 (19%) entered practice
  • 19 (28%) stay at CCF
  • 18 (31%) CCF fellowships

Graduates Pursuing Fellowships
Graduates Entering Practice

Pediatric Surgery Miami Children's Health System
Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery Florida Hospital
Vascular Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital
Trauma and Critical Care University of Pennsylvania
Trauma and Critical Care Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Trauma and Critical Care Cook County Health and Hospital System
Plastic Surgery SUMMA Health System
Master in Public Health
Breast Surgery
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2014-2015)
Duke University (2015-2016)
General Surgery Staff Private Practice

Flexible Surgical Endoscopy Cleveland Clinic
Plastic Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
Vascular Surgery Henry Ford Health System
Minimally Invasive Surgery University of Illinois Chicago
Minimally Invasive Surgery University of Florida
Minimally Invasive Surgery Carolinas Healthcare Sysem
General Surgery Staff Private Practice
General Surgery Staff Cleveland Clinic

Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Surgical Oncology City of Hope Cancer Center
Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery University of Southern California
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Duke University
Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Arizona
Colorectal Surgery University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Clinical Associate Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery Staff Private Practice

Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Endocrine Surgery University of California, San Francisco
General Surgery Staff Private Practice
Pediatric Surgery University of Calgary
Surgical Critical Care University of Pittsburgh
Surgical Critical Care Ohio State University
Surgical Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Surgery University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Breast Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital
Craniofacial Surgery & Plastic Surgery Cleveland Clinic & University of Cincinnati
General Surgery Staff Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery Staff United States Navy
Laparoscopy & Bariatric Surgery University of California, San Diego
Laparoscopy & Bariatric Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery University of Washington
Surgical Critical Care Ohio State University
Vascular Surgery Southern Illinois University

Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery University of South Florida
Breast Surgery University of California, San Francisco
General Surgery Staff United States Army
General Surgery Staff United States Air Force
Plastic Surgery Cleveland Clinic

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery Emory University
Surgical Oncology Fox Chase Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology Ohio State University

Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgery University of Colorado
General Surgery Staff United States Navy
Surgical Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Surgery & Surgical Critical Care Cleveland Clinic & Emory University

Cardiothoracic Surgery Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Plastic Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Staff Surgeons

Residency Program Leadership

Acute Care and General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

General Thoracic Surgery

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery

Liver Transplant Surgery

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive and General Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Surgical Endoscopy

Vascular Surgery

Contact Us
General Surgery Residency

Janine Keough
Fax: 216.445.7653

Lisa Paciorek Donkin
Residency Coordinator

Lea Smith
Residency Coordinator
Medical Student Surgical Education Coordinator

Graduate Medical Education

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