The University at Buffalo Department of Surgery is the only general residency program in Buffalo.
As the only general surgery residency program in Buffalo, New York, our department provides care to an enormous patient population as well as the mix of cases necessary to provide the broadest possible learning experience. Buffalo has a metropolitan population of over 1 million people and offers a wide variety of cases especially in trauma, vascular, and general surgery.
All of our hospitals are within a 20 minute drive of each other and we offer training at 6 different institutions over the course of your residecy including specialized institutions in pediatrics and oncology. We offer comprehensive training in general surgery, with sufficient exposure to the subspecialties to meet the requirements of the American Board of Surgery and the Residency Review Committee. All of our graduates are eligible for Board Certification.
Our department is associated with the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Research opportunities are also available for residents in all surgical specialties, and include a broad range of topics from basic science to clinical to epidemiological to educational research. Residents may also pursue a dedicated research experience-typically for one to two years. For residents who are interested, the research years can be productive, fulfilling, and career enhancing.
The program includes nine categorical residents at each level of training. It also includes designated preliminary rotations for orthopedic, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, vascular surgery and oral-maxillofacial surgery residents as well as undesignated preliminary spots.
Several things make our residency program appealing to trainees and include:
Training Program Administrator
Erie County Medical Center, DK Miller Building, 3rd Floor, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3627; Fax: (716) 898-5029