University of Illinois at Chicago |

General Surgery Residency Program

Gerald Gantt, Jr. MD FACS
Gerald Gantt, Jr. MD FACS


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the General Surgery Residency Program at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Our program offers a diverse training environment, with rotations in the university and community settings. 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 aim to produce independent surgeons in a supportive environment that offers increasing levels of autonomy. Residents will benefit from training at several institutions including, University of Illinois HospitalAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterSt. Francis HospitalOSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center OSF Little Company of Mary HospitalJohn H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County and the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Residents have the opportunity to choose between a clinical and research track. Numerous research opportunities, including basic science, translational, and outcomes research, are available for all residents across the participating institutions.
Our didactic program consists of weekly lectures based on the SCORE curriculum, M&M conferences, and simulation sessions. Our state-of the-art Surgical Education Laboratory, Surgical Innovation Training Laboratory, provides opportunities for dry and wet robotic/laparoscopic training. Through our comprehensive educational conferences, simulation resources, and commitment to surgical education, residents will be uniquely prepared for successful careers in modern surgery.

Most of our residents go on to complete fellowships after training. Our graduates have matched in the full gamut of surgical specialties. Our alumni are successful in both private practice and academic surgery, carrying on the long tradition of surgical excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If we can provide any additional information about our general surgical training program, please feel free to contact us. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gerald Gantt, MD FACS

Program Director
University of Illinois Chicago Surgery Residency
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery