2022 Annual Report

Residency and Fellowship

Surgery Residency Program

The Boston University Surgery Residency Program provides residents with the range and depth of surgical experience and academic exposure required to develop superior surgical skills and an ability to make informed, independent judgments. Our five-year program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is committed to preparing future generations of highly skilled surgeons.

Surgery Fellowship Program

The Boston University Surgery Residency Program offers two residency fellowships, in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and in Surgical Critical Care.


Toby C Chai, MD

Chief of Urology

Special Interests

Urinary incontinence; Urinary tract reconstructive surgery

Gregory A Grillone, MD


Special Interests

Laryngology, minimally invasive surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract, sleep surgery, laser surgery, head and neck cancer surgery

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Special Interests

Diabetes in pregnancy, cervical incompetence, surgical complications of pregnancy, maternal heart disease, medical complications of pregnancy

Paul Tornetta, MD

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests

Trauma and complex articular fractures, fracture healing, minimally invasive surgery, fractures in the elderly

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH


Special Interests

Gastric cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatitis; Hereditary cancer syndromes; Cancer prevention; Surgical risk reduction


Laurence Brinckerhoff, MD

Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests

Lung cancer, benign and malignant disease of the esophagus, robotic surgery

Jeffrey Cooper, MD

Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

Special Interests

Living donor transplantation

Jennifer S Davids, MD

Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Special Interests

Colorectal cancer; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Diverticulitis; Rectal prolapse; Hemorrhoids; Robotic surgery; Laparoscopic surgery; Colonoscopy

Tracey A Dechert, MD

Chief of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

Special Interests

Geriatric trauma; Trauma in women; Pelvic fractures

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Niloo M Edwards, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Special Interests

Aortic surgery; mitral valve repair; endocarditis (infections of the heart)

Alik Farber, MD, MBA

Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Special Interests

Vascular and endovascular intervention to treat peripheral arterial disease; Open and endovascular abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair; Diabetic foot problems; Carotid artery surgery and stenting, Dialysis access

Donald T Hess, MD

Chief of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery

Special Interests

Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass); Minimally invasive surgery; Robotic surgery; Gastroesophageal reflux disease surgery; Single-site surgery; Complex hernia surgery; General surgery

Christopher Muratore, MD

Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Special Interests

Surgical management of congenital and acquired anomalies/disease of neonates, children, adolescents, and young adults; Trauma and critical care; Extracorporeal life support (ECLS/ECMO); Fetal surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)

Hau T Pham, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon, Chief, Podiatric Surgery

Special Interests

Diabetic foot, Wound care; Limb preservation; Charcot foot reconstruction; Foot trauma

Teviah E Sachs, MD, MPH

Chief of Surgical Oncology

Special Interests

Surgical oncology; Liver, pancreas, and biliary cancers; Stomach cancer; Sarcoma; Melanoma

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Jaromir Slama, MD

Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Special Interests

Body contouring; Plastic surgery of the breast: Reconstructive surgery; Microsurgery