We are dedicated to surgical education of the highest order. The goal of this department is to see that each individual achieves the highest personal potential. The quality of any endeavor depends upon the quality of the people participating. In a surgical training program this means the faculty and the individuals in training. Our faculty are outstanding and we want to attract the finest candidates, as we train surgeons for the 21st century. We are committed to outstanding patient care, education and research. Although many changes are occurring rapidly and will continue, we will help you meet the challenges and realize opportunities. We are enthusiastic about our program and welcome your interest in it.
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., M.D.
John Woods Harris Distinguished Chairman, Department of Surgery
Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery