General Surgery Residency
The goal of the University of Illinois General Surgery Residency program is to fully train physicians to become competent and skilled surgeons capable of the independent practice of general surgery with the highest ethical and professional standards.
We strive to become one of the nation’s leading universities committed to education, research, and patient care. We have developed an environment of education and excellence in the field of surgery among our residents, faculty, and students. The camaraderie that we share is notable. Our program fosters intellectual development and independent residents who run our surgical services. The combined clinical and academic resources of the University and its affiliated institutions provide a magnificent setting for training the future surgeon.]
The University of Illinois at Chicago Surgery Residency Program provides strong education and operative experiences and robust didactic , simulation, and conference curricula to produce well trained clinical and academic surgeons who prepared for careers in facets of modern surgery. The surgical education program is committed to maintaining an environment among residents, faculty, and students which fosters intellectual development and camaraderie. We offer dedicated training to our residents in the area of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our skills lab and minimally invasive training center is the product of a $5 million dollar investment by the department and offers a comprehensive dry and animal laparoscopic and robotic lab. This lab boasts two state of the art surgical robots, on which residents are trained and prepared for clinical robotic general surgery in the world’s leading program. We are the first and only program in the country from which our graduating residents are recognized with a formal certificate of basic robotic competency. Our state-of the-art Surgical Education Laboratory, Robotic Training Laboratory, comprehensive educational conferences, and commitment to surgical research, clearly position us in the forefront of surgery, now and into the future.
We take pride in the success of our program’s graduates, many of whom have achieved remarkable success in both academic surgery and private practice. If we can be of any assistance to you and can provide you with any other information about our general surgical training program, please feel free to contact us.
Martin Borhani, M.D., FACS
Director, Surgical Residency Training Program
The Theodore and Joanna Drugas Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor & Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery