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.



Residency Applicant Virtual Open House

Come meet the Downstate Department of Surgery's residents at a virtual open house on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 @ 7:30pm EST.

Please join us to hear from the rockstar resident team about the program and life in the brightest and best city in the world!  

Learn more about the residency program.

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Featured Departmental News


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