Surgery Plus Program

We offer unique opportunities for surgical residents to obtain higher education during residency including MBA, MPH, Master’s of Education, Master’s of Engineering and Biomedical Informatics Fellowship.

Integrated MBA Fellowship

Kaleida Health/UB School of Management MBA Scholarship

In this program, residents enter the program after their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year. During the next two years resident responsibility is split between clinical practice and MBA classes.

This means that surgical residency is never interrupted for more than a few months and the total addition to the education is only one year.

This program is intended for the resident wishing to be a leader in the field of surgical administration and to shape the direction of the field of surgery.

Three residents in scrubs.

Surgery Plus residents Rafa Perez, MD (MBA), Jane Zhao, MD (clinical informatics fellow) and Gene Yang, MD (master’s in engineering).

MPH Scholarship & Research

UB School of Public Health MPH Scholarship

In collaboration with the UB School of Public Health, residents enter the MPH program after their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year.

This program is designed so that the resident may dedicate time to their MPH degree, while simultaneously completing research over two years.

This program helps those who wish to be a leader in public health administration.

John Reinier Narvaez.

"Pursuing a dedicated transplant surgical outcomes research with a health services MPH during residency was probably one of the best career decisions I've made. It allowed me to learn how to conduct independent research and critically evaluate literature while studying the intricacies involved in kidney allocation, transplantation, and post-transplant outcomes. This experience also broadened my professional network nationally and internationally via meetings and presentations from Buffalo, NY to Madrid, Spain. I am confident that the skills I learned from this program will serve me well as I embark on an academic career in the near future."

~ John Reinier Narvaez, MD

Master’s in Engineering Scholarship

Medtronic/UB Surgical Master’s in Engineering Scholarship

Residents enter the program after their PGY-3 year to attend engineering classes and to work with industry in the development of new medical technology.

This program promotes surgical innovation and is intended for the resident wishing to be a leader in surgical device development.

Steven Schwaitzberg.

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD (right).

Fellowship in Medical Bioinformatics

2 year UB Fellowship in Biomedical informatics

Residents enter after their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year and spend time developing skills in management of the immense amount of medical information currently available to us. Significant opportunities for research and publications are a part of this fellowship.

This is intended for the resident wishing to be a leader in this field and aspiring to an academic career.

Current Residents

  • Dr. Garrett Skinner (Engineering)
    Undergrad: Kirkwood Community College and University of Iowa
    Med School:
     University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
     Omaha, Nebraska and Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Other interests: Classic movies, fishing, wood working, metal working and fabrication, welding, writing, computer networking, computer system administration.
  • Dr. Joseph L'Huillier (MGH IHP/ ECRIP)
    Undergrad: University of Wisconsin — Madison
    Med School: 
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
     Sobieski, WI
    Other interests:
     Ballroom dance (standard, Latin, and other), running and aquascaping/fish keeping.