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New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center



Welcome to the

General Surgery Residency Training Program


Located at the border between the Upper East Side and East Harlem (Spanish Harlem) in Manhattan.

Founded in 1875, it has been associated with New York Medical College in the longest partnership between a private medical school and hospital in the United States. Primarily serving uninsured and Medicare/Medicaid patients of New York City, especially its large population of Hispanic Americans in Spanish Harlem, our surgical residents and faculty are proud and humbled by the opportunity to provide quality surgical care to this underprivileged and grateful population.


Residents have a superb operative experience, and since many patients may present having had limited access to healthcare, residents have the opportunity to learn the natural history of advanced surgical diseases.

Since Metropolitan Hospital Center serves as the "home base" for the program, all of our residents converge monthly for a Mega Wednesday morning academic conference (See Curriculum page). Additionally, since this hospital was an early-adopter of one of the first-ever electronic medical record systems, and is home to a large and largely-untapped repository of clinical information potentially vital to the surgical literature. Thus, residents have the opportunity to design, to apply for IRB approval, and to publish retrospective studies with surgical data spanning more than a decade.

The Department of Surgery participates in the New York Medical College, New York College of Podiatric Medicine Student education program, and the Touro College Physician Assistant student education program.

In addition to offering the traditional procedures that our respective specialties typically offer, the following are some highlights of cutting-edge care available to Metropolitan patients: Minimally Invasive breast surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Plastics and Hand Surgery, Minimally invasive video assisted Surgery and Vascular Surgery. 


  • General Surgery

  • ENT

  • Vascular Surgery 

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Breast Oncology

  • Surgical Oncology 

  • MIS - Bariatric 

  • Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery 

  • Surgical Critical Care

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Surgical Endoscopy

Metropolitan Hospital Center


New York, NY

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