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Clinical Experience

Yale Department of Surgery prides itself on providing residents with unparalleled breadth and depth of hands-on surgical experience. Residents rotate thorugh four training hospitals. Each of these hospitals provides a unique educational experience. After spending time at our community and VA hospitals, our residents become proficient in a wide variety of surgical procedures needed to practice independently after graduation. At the same time, the experience in our tertiary referral hospitals provides a depth of experience needed to perform complex operations.

YNHH York Street Campus

  • High-volume tertiary referral center
  • Level 1 trauma center
    • Exposure to operative blunt and penetrating trauma
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital
    • Complex hepatobiliary oncology, melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, endocrine neoplasia, thoracic oncology
    • Use of robotic surgery for cancer operations
  • Yale New Haven Transplantation Center
    • Liver, Kidney, Pancreas transplants
    • Pediatric liver transplantation center
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
    • Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
    • Complex pediatric surgical oncology
    • Regional Neonatal Center for Southern Connecticut- 55 bed neonatal intensive care unit
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program
  • Heart and Vascular Center
    • Wide range of open and endovascular experiences
      • Artis Zeego hybrid operating room for combined open and endovascular operations

YNHH Chapel Street Campus

  • Yale Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Complex Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Comprehensive Endoscopy Center

Veterans Administration Medical Center

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Bridgeport Hospital

  • Connecticut Burn Center and Burn Critical Care Unit
    • Burn surgery, complex burn reconstruction, burn trauma, burn-related critical care
  • Level 2 Trauma Center
    • Exposure to blunt and penetrating trauma
  • Dedicated Outpatient Surgical Center
  • General Pediatric Surgery
  • Complex Surgical Oncology
  • Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine