Today is Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Department of


Residency Program in General Surgery

Dr. Sussman with Chief Residents

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati's General Surgery Residency page.  As the region’s only academic medical center, we are able to offer our residents the opportunity to participate in the most complex surgical cases, perioperative care and outpatient experiences. This is balanced by partnerships with area and regional hospitals so that our residents also participate in the entire breadth of general surgery in a variety of hospital environments.  It is our expectation that graduates of our residency will enter practice prepared to perform the entirety of broad-based general surgery.  While many of our graduates decide to pursue fellowship training, potential applicants are encouraged to review the alumni section where you will find a number of our graduates who have become leaders in successful community-based general surgery practices.  We are able to accomplish this by offering our residents progressive autonomy, case volume, and excellent mentorship.  It is our belief that the exceptional training of our general surgery residents is our strongest priority within the Department and thus we will continue to limit fellowship training that depletes the experience of our core general surgery residents.

For our Chief Residents who choose to pursue training beyond residency, we have an outstanding track record of placing them in the most competitive fellowships and in the most competitive institutions. This is achieved through active and deliberate planning and mentorship in the selection of research advisors, curricular electives and attendance at national meetings while in residency.  Fellowship program directors know that a University of Cincinnati trained resident is ready to perform on day one, which has allowed us to maintain an outstanding reputation.

It is critical for a residency with our reputation and incredible track record to continually improve and evolve. Since I have been the program director, our top priority has been to maintain the rigorous and comprehensive training of our residents, and to better understand and fulfill the needs of our trainees.  These efforts include increased teaching development training, an expanded wellness program, and a yearly retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where our faculty and our residents have been able to explore best practices for surgical training and career building.  We will continue such efforts into the future so that we can train the best and the brightest while also attracting the type of medical students who will grow the legacy of the University of Cincinnati’s residency training program.

Program Administration:

Jeffrey J. Sussman, MD, Program Director; Vice Chair of Education
Amy T. Makley, MD, Associate Program Director
Michael D. Goodman, MD, Associate Program Director
Gilda Young, Program Coordinator
Debbie Browne, Assistant Program Coordinator


Gilda B. Young, Program Coordinator
Manager, Division of Education
Department of Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way (ML 0558)
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0558

Debbie Browne, Assistant Residency Coordinator

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