General Surgery Residency Program Director Welcome

John Ammori, MD
John Ammori, MD: Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the training programs in surgery at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University. Our mission is to provide the finest training available to individuals who are motivated, compassionate and willing to contribute to the excellence of the program for the benefit of all participants.

Please visit the web pages associated with the university's surgical residency program to learn more about specific surgical rotations, faculty members, current residents, recent graduates and educational conferences. As a part of our ongoing effort to improve the educational experience, conferences and yearly rotations may be modified based upon resident feedback at our yearly Program Evaluation Committee meeting. Surgical training is divided among many outstanding hospitals and centers to provide a broad range of experience at the following locations:

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a tertiary care center and Level I Trauma Center. It is a recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy and advanced abdominal wall reconstruction.

MetroHealth Medical Center is one of two regional Level I Trauma and Burn Centers and is nationally recognized for contributions in the area of emergency surgery, critical care and endocrine surgery.

Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Provides the full spectrum of surgical care.

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is traditionally recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the country.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the country providing state-of-the-art cancer care and clinical trials.

Our residents have a high first-attempt pass rate on both the qualifying and certifying exams of the American Board of Surgery. The surgery core curriculum includes focused readings during each surgical rotation; a resident-orchestrated Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program review series; a monthly journal club attended by faculty and residents; and a surgical skills lab using live animal models and virtual-reality simulation models. There is an annual Residents as Teachers Course as well as a Health Sciences Curriculum. In addition to the Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality Conference, residents participate in multidisciplinary teaching conferences with residents from other specialties, and each surgical specialty service has a weekly education conference, tumor boards and other educational opportunities.

If you seek a surgical training program that is dynamic and steeped in tradition but that also has an eye toward the future, consider University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University general surgery program. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our vision of surgical education in the new millennium.

John Ammori, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center General Surgery Residency

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