Message from the Chairman

  Pierre F. Saldinger, MD, FACS

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency training program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Medical education is core to our hospital’s values. We are affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and we have accredited residency programs in General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology (integrated with NYP-Cornell), and Transitional Year, as well as accredited fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Nephrology and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.

The Department of Surgery and its faculty are fully committed to providing cutting-edge and contemporary training to our residents. Our emphasis is on surgical excellence, patient safety and patient care. Next to clinical teaching and research we involve our residents in performance improvement initiatives. Our department participates in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) to guide our efforts. Our department is also one of five pilot sites for the ACS-NSQIP-CUSP (comprehensive unit based safety program) project ( Our residents acquire tools to be successful leaders in surgery through active participation in these programs.

As chairman of the department I have the utmost commitment to provide our residents with the best of education while keeping the ever changing medical landscape in mind.

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