Clinical Sites

The University of Connecticut medical campus includes John Dempsey Hospital (the university hospital) and the administrative offices of the residency program. The surgical service at the university includes experience in surgical oncology, vascular and endovascular surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. The signature programs at the University emphasize translational research.

Hartford Hospital has an annual admission volume of 39,000 patients and performs 25,000 surgical procedures annually. It is one of the nationís largest voluntary, not-for-profit hospitals. The 55-person Department of Surgery, comprising general surgery, plastic, cardiac, thoracic, vascular, transplant, and trauma (level I trauma center) sections, accounts for more than 10,000 cases each year. More than half of our residents are on assignment at Hartford Hospital at any given time.

Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center is the largest Catholic healthcare provider in New England. The integrated hospital system serves more than 800 providers, including employed and private practice physicians. The Department of Surgery includes general surgery, acute care surgery, vascular, plastic, cardiac, thoracic, neurosurgery and surgical critical care. As an ACS Level II trauma center, the hospital admits >2500 patients annually. The hospital admits
22,000 patients each year and performs more than 16,000 operations in the brand new, state of the art operating suites. Saint Francis hosts nearly half of the surgical residents at any given time. and the new Emergency Department boasts >80,000 visits annually.

The annual surgical case volume at Hospital of Central Connecticut exceeds 11,000, with more than 50 percent being done in the advanced hospital-based ambulatory surgery unit.

Experience in pediatric surgery is provided through Connecticut Childrenís Medical Center in Hartford. Education and supervision is provided by five board-certified pediatric surgeons. The spectrum of pediatric surgical cases is quite broad, and includes head and neck, non-cardiac thoracic, GI, abdominal, endocrine, oncology, gynecology, and non-reconstructive urology. Pediatric trauma care is provided in a joint trauma center with Hartford Hospital. A large volume of minimally invasive surgery is performed. Patients range in age from newborns through adolescents. Prenatal consultations are performed in conjunction with maternal fetal medicine.

An active clinical and basic science research program is available for resident involvement.