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Why Train at Cincinnati?

Residents in surgeryTraining residents is our focus.

We intentionally have no fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, or Acute Care Surgery in order to give our residents the most robust clinical and operative experience possible. Senior residents are performing and managing complex hepatobiliary, colorectal, and advanced GI cases that are typically meant for fellows at other programs. Junior trainees gain early proficiency in basic and advanced laparoscopy while developing a strong foundation in trauma and critical care. Our services are resident run where chief residents serve as junior faculty members and independent thought and autonomy are emphasized. Additionally, our residents are exposed to training in a variety of clinical settings with rotations at a Level 1 trauma center, quaternary referral university hospital, Veterans Affairs hospital, Cincinnati Children’s, two private community-based hospitals (Westchester Hospital and The Christ Hospital), a rural rotation at the Holzer Clinic in Gallipolis, Ohio and a global surgery rotation at Mzuzu Hospital in Malawi, Africa.

Residents in surgeryProductive and meaningful research.

All general surgery residents complete two years of professional development and research time. With NIH funded faculty and T32 research grants, as well as opportunities at Cincinnati Children’s, our residents are directly involved in impactful translational and basic science research. Our Cincinnati Research for Outcomes and Safety in Surgery (CROSS) and Cincinnati Research for Education and Surgical Training (CREST) groups additionally provide residents with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to become impactful health services and clinical outcomes researchers.  Since 2015, our residents have produced 316 manuscripts (averaging over 60 manuscripts per academic year) with accepted podium presentations at major academic conferences including American College of Surgeons, SAGES, EAST, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Surgical Association, Central Surgical Association, Southern Surgical Association, SSAT, APDS, AHPBA, American Transplant Congress, and more.

Alumni photosOur fellowship match speaks for itself.

The University of Cincinnati General Surgery Residency Program has a historic track record of producing future leaders in academia, hospital management, and private practice. Our fellowship match is one of our strongest attributes, with residents routinely matching into the most competitive fellowships across the country within Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Trauma Critical Care. For those not interested in pursuing a fellowship or academia, our chief residents become competent, confident surgeons ready to go into private practice upon graduation.

Jeffrey J. Sussman, MD
General Surgery Residency Director

Jenna M. Lengerich, MHA
General Surgery Residency Coordinator
Phone: 513-558-4206

Debbie Browne General Surgery Residency Assistant Coordinator
Phone: 513-558-5862

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0558

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Education: 513-558-4206