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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