Faculty of the General Surgery Residency

We are the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, a program dedicated to training the next generation of high-quality, respected general surgeons. The program stresses the importance of a strong “general” general surgery education, exposing residents to a variety of patient populations and practice settings. Whether it is caring for Alaskan Natives who live remote from health care facilities or providing surgical interventions to patients who have options for choosing their surgeon, we believe that a well-trained general surgeon should feel comfortable in any environment.

Our residents rotate among multiple hospitals in Phoenix, including Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix; community hospitals, including Banner Desert and Banner Estrella Medical Centers, the Phoenix Veteran Affairs Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital; as well as the primary surgical hospital for Alaskan Natives in Anchorage. This diverse exposure provides unparalleled experiences and operative opportunities.

Our faculty are a broad mix of employed and private practice physicians, giving us a unique hybrid model. They enjoy the mentoring opportunities afforded to them by working with residents, and are proud to support residents as they each develop their own interests as either general surgeons or sub-specialists.

Our residents come from diverse backgrounds and from all across the country. They serve on committees internally within our program, throughout the hospital and nationally through the American College of Surgeons. We take pride in the opportunity to allow residents to explore their own interests for a seven-week elective as a PGY3. Residents have participated in pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, rural surgery and head and neck surgery to name a few.

Upon graduating, our residents practice general surgery or pursue surgical sub-specialties. Over the past 10 years, we have matched residents into top fellowships of their choice, including: Transplant, vascular, trauma/acute care, breast, plastics, colorectal and MIS/bariatrics.