The Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) strives to provide the finest surgical patient care, to conduct world-class research, and to offer state-of-the art education.

The Boston University Surgery Residency Program provides residents with the range and depth of academic experience and academic exposure required to develop superior surgical skills and an ability to make mature, informed, independent judgments. Graduates of the program are expected to be superior general surgeons or surgical specialists. This level of capability is attained through a program that offers extensive clinical exposure at every level of training.

The Surgery Residency Program is based at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), a modern medical complex located in the heart of Boston’s South End. The medical center includes Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (SDM), in addition to Boston Medical Center (BMC).

Supervision is provided by an attending staff with clinical and surgical expertise in every major area, providing close supervision and consultation for all residents to assist them in planning a surgical career, either as a general surgeon or as a specialist. Clinical research, as a method for developing the appropriate approach to clinical problems, is expected from all residents. Basic research also is available and encouraged for those who are interested in adding this expertise to their academic development. Such basic research takes place in settings separate from the clinical activity.

Boston University School of Medicine has long been blessed with strength in the surgical specialty areas. The divisions and sections within the Department of Surgery have helped to advance the fields of surgery in many areas. Current areas of focused expertise include:

  • Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma and Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

With a rich and proud tradition, the Department of Surgery at Boston University is on the move. As we confront these changing times in academic medicine, we feel that we are uniquely poised to be a major provider of clinical service to the citizens of New England as well as an important educator of young surgeons. We are in the midst of an exciting era at Boston University School of Medicine.