Green Team: General surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, trauma (operative and non-operative). Residents are assigned to this team with progressive responsibilities and case logs based on PGY level. Faculty on this team are:
- Alberto Cayton, MD, General Surgery
- Henry Ferstenberg, MD, General Surgery
- Sam Kwauk, MD, Surgical Oncology
- Irene Lou, MD, Endocrine Surgery
- Panagiotis Manolos, MD, General Surgery
- Luca Milone, MD, Robotic Surgery
- Patty Yu, MD, General Surgery and Critical Care
Yellow Team: ENT surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, breast surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma (operative and non-operative). Faculty on this team are:
- Armand Asarian, MD, Colorectal Surgery
- Cynthia Chen, MD, Breast Surgery
- Romulo Genato, MD, General/Breast Surgery
- Brian Gilchrist, MD, Pediatric Surgery
- Irena Karanetz, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Ardeshir Kermani, MD, Thoracic Surgery
- Steven Kushnick, MD, ENT Surgery
- Nelson Menezes, MD, Vascular Surgery
- Mahalingam Sivakumar, MD, Vascular Surgery
- Haritha Veeramacheni, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Orange Team: General surgery, bariatric surgery, complex laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, trauma (operative and non-operative). Faculty on this team are:
- Steven Burger, MD, General Surgery
- Stephen Carryl, MD, Bariatric Surgery
- Charles Thompson, MD, Bariatric Surgery
- Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD, Bariatric and Complex Laparoscopic Surgery
- Joseph Youssef, MD, Bariatric Surgery
Consult Rotation: PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents complete a one-month rotation for all general surgery and surgical specialty consults.
Critical Care Rotation: PGY 1 residents complete a one-month rotation and PGY 2 residents complete a two-month rotation in the ICU.
Endoscopy Rotation: An endoscopy rotation is with the Gastroenterology Division at TBHC. Surgical residents at the PGY 3/4 levels rotate on Tuesdays from 8 am to 1 pm in the endoscopy suite. This rotation is for one month and residents acquire additional knowledge and hands-on experience in endoscopic intervention including colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. This rotation is under the supervision of Dr. Madhavi Reddy, Chief of Gastroenterology at TBHC.
Orthopaedic Rotation: An orthopaedic rotation is with the Orthopaedic Surgery Division at TBHC. Surgical residents at the PGY 1/2 levels rotate for one month. Residents learn additional knowledge and acquire experience in the diagnosis and perioperative management of traumatic orthopaedic cases, both operative and non-operative. This rotation is under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Fetto, Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Division at TBHC.
Surgical Intensive Care Team: Residents at the PGY 1/2 levels rotate at the critical care intensive care units. They are part of the critical care healthcare team who oversee the care of medical/surgical patients.
Trauma rotation at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY: Kings County Hospital has one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers and some of the newest and most advanced operating rooms and radiology in the city. Residents at the PGY 3 level rotate at this trauma center for one month.
Transplant rotation at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY: Residents at the PGY 4 level rotate at the Transplantation Services under Dr. Jean Edmond, Chief.
General Surgery rotation at Mount Sinai Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY: Residents at the PGY 3 level rotate for one month, residents at the PGY 4 level rotate for two months and residents at the PGY 5 level rotate for one month at the General Surgery Services under Dr. Merab Krikhely, Chief.
Surgical residents have four weeks of paid vacation. Vacation time is flexible and can be taken in a two-week or four-week period. Schedule of rotations for the calendar year includes requested vacation time. Chief residents are usually on vacation in June (in preparation for fellowships).