The Department of General Surgery at the Wake Forest University 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
  • Hypertension

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 translational research activities spanning basic science and clinical and population projects are being carried out by faculty in the Department of Surgery. Our faculty are major contributors to many of the institutionally recognized Centers and Cores. Research training opportunities, many of which focus on diversity and health disparities research, are available for medical students, undergraduate college students, graduate students, fellows and residents. Our faculty are members of numerous Masters’ and PhD training programs and lead various diversity-focused research training programs in the biomedical sciences.