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The goal of the Department of Surgery and the five-year General Surgery Residency Program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is to provide excellent care for each patient and residents with high-quality, broad-based, innovative education and training. Our program facilitates each resident’s development into physicians who function as highly competent, ethical, qualified general surgeons in either private practice or academic medicine in an urban, suburban, or rural setting. We are dedicated to providing strong clinical training in the various aspects of general surgery in an academic, collegial, community setting. We have a diverse patient population that is reflected in the composition of our faculty and residents. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and camaraderie that typifies our training program and binds our faculty and residents together in the operating room, classroom, and outpatient offices. We do this by emphasizing our values of excellence, respect, safety, cooperation, trust, reliability, and honesty in providing excellent patient care, education, and research. The General Surgery Residency Program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island encourages residents to find a balance between personal and professional life and we value, and foster a family-friendly environment that we’re proud to be a part of. Residents receive an education in the broad field of general surgery with progressively increasing responsibility and autonomy. The education includes both didactic instruction in the basic and clinical sciences of surgical diseases and conditions, as well as education in procedural skills and operative techniques. Residents progress through the structured educational environment from the need for total supervision to essentially independent function. Faculty members are available to residents even after graduation for continued guidance and mentorship. We want to provide opportunities for residents to have the training to become future leaders in surgery.

Our approach to education is fueled by our commitment to diversity, innovation, and professional development. We strive to exceed expectations by fostering an academic culture that’s as diverse and inclusive as our community—a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines can collaborate with one another and achieve educational and career milestones. We stress the scientific method with an emphasis on evidence-based decision making in clinical surgery.

It is the mission of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island to provide high quality, safe, culturally competent, and comprehensive health care services in a teaching and research environment which improve the health and wellbeing of our patients.


Dr. James C. Maurer
Director, Surgical Residency

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