The Department of General Surgery at the Wake Forest School of Medicine is committed to educating the next generation of health care providers and innovators. Our faculty members provide outstanding educational experiences to more than 75 residents and fellows in general surgery by consistently emulating and instilling the characteristics of perseverance, equanimity, compassion and leadership.

Our department is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care and research in specialty areas including:

  • Acute care surgery
  • Colon and rectal
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Transplant
  • Trauma
  • Burns
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Endocrine
  • Surgical oncology
  • Minimally invasive surgery

After completing five years of clinical training, graduates of our General Surgery Residency Program are well prepared for entry into practice as general surgeons or for further training in a variety of surgical fellowships. All of our graduates have gone on to become board-certified surgeons.

General Surgery Research

A wide variety of opportunities are available in the department for research training with faculty spanning basic science, clinical and population research with a focus on translational projects.  General Surgery faculty participate in research training for medical students, undergraduate college students, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, fellows and residents.