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

Stephen P Christiansen, MD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Gregory A Grillone, MD

M Stuart Strong and Charles W. Vaughan Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Special Interests

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

Paul Tornetta, MD

Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

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

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH

James Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Stomach 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

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; Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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, Section of Bariatric Surgery, Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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

Chief of Podiatry 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; Hand surgery