Training Hospitals

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), founded almost 200 years ago, is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a medium–sized city on Long Island Sound. YNHH, the flagship hospital of Yale New Haven Health System, has 944 beds, 122,000 annual emergency room visits and a daily census of about 730 patients. YNHH, the largest of the three training hospitals of the General Surgery residency, is the location for much of the tertiary and specialty care surgery.

Yale University School of Medicine is physically attached to Yale School of Medicine and creates a complete academic medical center. More than 70 full–time academic faculty represent all surgical specialties, with most actively engaged in research and all providing both clinical and academic mentorship to residents and medical students. Community surgeons practicing at YNHH contribute substantially to resident education. YNHH contains intensive care units for Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Coronary Care, Pediatrics, and Neonatology. Other special programs include a Vascular Center and endolaparoscopic training facilities. The Children’s Hospital opened in 1993. Yale has one of the oldest federally funded Cancer Centers and has had both adult and children's clinical research centers for more than 30 years.

We have two locations: Chapel Street and York Street.

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven 

The new Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven consolidates all of the medical center's cancer services, both inpatient and outpatient, into a single world-class cancer hospital. Smilow Cancer Hospital is affiliated with Yale Cancer Center - southern New England's only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, and one of only 40 in the United States.


V.A. Hospital

The West Haven Campus of the Veterans Administration Connecticut Health Care System (V.A. Hospital) is a 179–bed tertiary care facility with an additional 30-bed nursing home care unit. Approximately 2,800 surgical procedures are performed annually, including 100–140 cardiac pump cases and a wide variety of specialized minimally invasive operations. There are more than 200,000 patient visits to outpatient clinics annually, and the average inpatient census is 138. This leading V.A. hospital boasts specialized national programs in epilepsy, stroke, blind rehabilitation, PTSD, alcohol, virology and a clinical/research P.E.T. Center.

The V.A. Hospital has consistently ranked among the top five V.A. hospitals for research funding, and currently has six funded surgical investigators with active laboratories on the V.A. premises.

The Chief of the Surgical Service is assisted by Yale General and Vascular faculty, along with faculty in each of the surgical specialties. Also, approximately 75 members of the Yale faculty serve as consultants to the V.A. surgical service. The V.A. service is fully integrated at all levels with Yale Surgery including clerkships for medical students, surgical subinternships, and research positions. There are integrated residency programs in

  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Urology

The Surgical Endoscopy Training Service performs over 150 procedures annually. Twenty–two residents in general surgery and surgical specialties rotate through the V.A. at any one time.

The V.A. Hospital is located two miles from Yale and a shuttle bus, which operates every 15 minutes, connects the two institutions.

Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital (BH), an affiliate of Yale–New Haven Health, is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 20 miles southwest of New Haven. BH has 425 beds and 67,000 emergency room visits and performs more than 15,000 operations annually.

BH has the only Burn Center between New York and Boston, treating over 200 patients per year; is a Level I Trauma Center; and supports a full service outpatient clinic. BH brings to Yale Surgery both a large volume of general surgical, trauma and critical care cases, and a broad spectrum of surgical specialty cases. BH offers Yale General Surgery residents training opportunities and experiences in all surgical disciplines, working with superior and experienced practitioners in a wide range of surgical specialties.