Department of Surgery

Diversity. Excellence. Patient-Centric Healthcare Delivery

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. In these pages you will learn about our residency program, the clinical services offered by the Department, and our community of faculty, residents, and administrative staff.

iNSPIRe program SPRINTER presenters Emerald Carter and Fitzgerald Alcindor

SPRINTER Program Students Represent Department of Surgery at 2022 Annual Symposium

Undergraduate students Emerald Carter (Xavier University of Louisiana) and Fitzgerald Alcindor (SUNY Binghamton University) represented the Department of Surgery with their presentation on the impact of short-term complications on long-term mortality after high risk surgeries.


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We Thrive on Diversity


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


General Surgery Residency


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High quality, mentored research opportunities

iNSPIRe Initiative

Cutting edge clinical and health services research. Unparalled expertise in clinical trials and big data analysis


iNSPIRe Initiative

Basic Science Research

Advanced translational and molecular research through a collaboration with the Department of Cell Biology


Surgical Research Lab

Department at a glance


300+ surgeons trained

One of the biggest surgical training programs in the nation

2.5 million+ Brooklyn residents

Serving the surgical needs of a highly diverse patient population

$22 million+ in research funding

Actively participating in research that will shape health policy and medical practice