Surgery Residency

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Surgery Residency

Message from the Chief of Surgery

Andy Lee, MDAs interim Chief, I appreciate your interest in surgical training here at New York Presbyterian Queens and I’m proud to say a few words about our program. Although our training program runs independently, we are closely affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Medical education has long-been one of the hospitals and the department’s core values. In addition to General Surgery, there are residents in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics. There are also several medical fellowship programs, but, importantly for you, no surgical fellowships.

As you progress, you will be guided by an experienced team of more senior residents, mid-level providers, and of course, our (primarily full-time, dedicated to this hospital only) faculty. Our robust divisions include Acute Care (including Level 1 trauma and critical care), Advanced Robotic, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive, Breast, Colorectal, Endocrine, General, Pediatric, Oncology, and Vascular Surgery teams. Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery cases are also taught by a dedicated (but not full-time) faculty.

With no fellows, the general surgery residents assume full care for the patients on the floor and in the operating room (and even in the outpatient setting). The faculty has a broad range of experience both clinically and in resident teaching. The work environment is understandably challenging, but rewarding. With a diverse patient population and diverse disease spectrum, we expect our graduates to be able to take care of the entire gamut of surgical patients (and take care of them well!).

The entire faculty is committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience for our residents. Naturally, that is largely guided by the ACGME core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communications skills). In addition, research opportunities are available and can be taken advantage of whether you take a year or more out of your clinical training.

I am confident that, should you choose NYPQ, you will be well-prepared for a successful career in general surgery or the subspecialty of your choice.


Andy Lee, MD, FACS