Long Tradition of Training Leaders in Surgery

General Sugery Residency

The General Surgery Residency Program has a long tradition in training surgical leaders and focuses on providing high quality and individually-oriented education in general surgery.

The Department of Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, trains the surgical leaders of tomorrow. Our residency and fellowship programs are an integral part of the Department of Surgery and add to the rich culture of education and research. Residents and fellows are motivated, compassionate and willing to contribute to the excellence of the program. Graduates from our program continually achieve top positions and make significant contributions in both clinical and academic surgery. The core curriculum follows the SCORE outline, and educational conferences are focused on case-based questions, which help the residents achieve proficiency in decision-making.

Residency Contact Information

John Ammori, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Meggi Lensman, MBA
Academic Administrator
Phone: 216-844-1323
Email: meggi.lensman@uhhospitals.org

Deb Marti
Academic Coordinator
Phone: 216-844-0326
Email: deborah.marti@uhhospitals.org

Comprehensive Hospital Training Experiences

Training primarily takes place at three Cleveland-based institutions, but residents go to other sites including community hospitals. Each provides residents with a diverse clinical and surgical training opportunity. This training includes an academic setting, a county hospital and a Veterans Affairs hospital.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a 1,000 bed tertiary care center with an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level 1 Trauma designation for adults. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has also recognized University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Pediatric Trauma Center as the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in northern Ohio. Within the University Hospitals system, numerous specialty hospitals are connected with a wide range of residencies and fellowships encompassing comprehensive surgical subspecialties.

MetroHealth Medical Center is a tertiary care center for acutely ill patients. MetroHealth is an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level I Trauma Center for adults and children. It also is an ACS-verified Regional Burn Center. MetroHealth has four helicopters that are active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide care for complex trauma patients.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a major teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. It has 350 acute care beds, 185 nursing home beds and 137 domiciliary beds. The center is a Regional Referral Center for cardiac surgery, major vascular cases, colorectal cases and spinal cord injury services for the Northeastern U.S.

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