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.

Chairs

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH

Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center
Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pancreas, Stomach, Biliary Tract, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Pancreatic Cysts

David McAneny, MD

Chief Surgical Officer
Vice Chair of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Endocrine surgery, Surgical oncology, Pancreas surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, GI tract surgery

Toby C Chai, MD

Chief of Urology

Special Interests

Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Reconstruction, Bladder Problems, Urinary Fistula

Stephen P Christiansen, MD

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

Special Interests

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Adult and Childhood Strabismus, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Glaucoma, Tearing

Gregory A Grillone, MD

Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests

Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Head and Neck, Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal, Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea, Diseases of the Trachea and Esophagus, Zenker's Diverticulum

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Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Diabetes in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence, Surgical complications of pregnancy, Maternal heart disease, Medical complications of pregnancy

Women and Infants Center

Paul Tornetta, MD

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

Special Interests

Orthopedic Trauma, Nonunion repair, Infected nonunions and fractures

Chiefs

Peter A Burke, MD

Chief, Acute Care & Trauma Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Nutritional support and injury prevention

Catherine C Chen, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Neonatal surgery; Pediatric general surgery; Thoracic surgery

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Niloo M Edwards, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Special Interests

Aortic surgery, mitral valve repair, Endocarditis - infections of the heart

Alik Farber, MD

Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,Program Director of the Vascular Fellowship,Co-Director of the Vascular Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Peripheral Arterial Disease (claudication, critical ischemia), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Stenosis, Dialysis Access, Diabetic foot

Jason F Hall, MD

Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Anorectal and Sphincter Sparing Surgery

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Donald T Hess, MD

Chief, Section of Bariatric Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Abdominal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hau T Pham, DPM

Chief, Podiatry Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Diabetic Foot ulcer, Wound care, Foot and Ankle trauma/injury, Bunion, hammertoes, Foot deformity

Jaromir Slama, MD

Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Body Contouring, Breast Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Gender Affirming Surgery, Complex Reconstructions