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General Surgical Residency Training Program

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Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency training program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. As Chairman of the Department of Surgery I welcome you to our site and I invite you to fully explore our program. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, formerly NYU Winthrop Hospital, is a very special place with a rich heritage. Founded by doctors in 1896 as Nassau Hospital, this institution has greatly evolved over the past 125 years. With our recent merger with NYU Langone Health, we are now members of one of the top health systems in the United States. We value the power of diversity in selecting the best and the brightest from all backgrounds. As Chairman, I am fully committed to providing our residents with an unsurpassed education, and excellence in surgical training and delivering compassionate, safe patient care.

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The selection of our faculty is underscored by our commitment to education. All our faculty are devoted to providing technical training and education along with mentorship. Accepted residents are assigned a faculty mentor and this serves as the initial framework for their professional development. The Department of Surgery sponsors an accredited fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal, Minimally Invasive, and Bariatric Surgery. Fellows receive focused training in Robotic Surgery and help to provide this training to our Surgical Residents as well. Additionally, we collaborate in an ACGME Fellowship in Vascular Surgery. Additional Fellowship programs are being planned.

Our categorical Residents easily complete the extensive requirements for certification by the American Board of Surgery. In addition to the breadth of clinical material for hands-on experience, clinical and basic science research is available for those who wish to pursue these areas. However, participation in laboratory research is not a requirement in our program.

I am very proud of our young surgical training program as our chief residents are already being accepted to some of the most competitive fellowship programs in the U.S. I am also honored to work with our outstanding faculty, several of whom have had unparalleled accomplishments in their field. This exceptional environment that we have created at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island allows these faculty role models to share a close working relationship with our surgical trainees. The final product is a skilled surgeon who is imbued with a passion for lifelong learning and the desire to excel in whatever aspect of surgery they choose.


Dr. Collin E. Brathwaite
Chair, Department of Surgery

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