Under the leadership of Program Director Dr. Anthony Watkins, Vice Chair of Education Dr. Thomas Fahey III, and Vice Chair of Research Dr. Todd Evans, the General Surgery Residency program provides a unique commitment to the residents through challenging clinical experience, dedicated research, mentorship and a schematized curriculum determined to further the development of the future leaders in academic surgery.
Nearly all of our surgical residents spend a two-year research fellowship working with established investigators. Residents work in a variety of settings from basic science to translational investigations, and clinical and outcomes-based research.
Research residents also have the option to complete a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. Many of our residents also pursue research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller Institute.
The Department of Surgery also supports a resident participating in the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship to promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery.
Residents have the opportunity to pursue a two-year fellowship in clinical ethics with the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Additional opportunities continue to be developed with Cornell Tech focusing on the development of entrepreneurial and technical skills to create new digital technology. List of Current Research Appointments
The General Surgery program focuses on helping each resident pursue research that aligns with their interest and helps them continue to grow academically. Resident progress while in the lab is monitored and opportunities for additional outcomes and education based research is provided. Resident Research Conferences are held every other week so that researchers can update all on their progress and receive feedback from other residents and faculty. At the end of the year, a NYP Resident Research Symposium is held where selected residents have an opportunity to present their projects to the whole NYP community.