Portrait Of Multi-Cultural Surgical Team Standing In Hospital Operating Theater

Department of Surgery

Our mission is to train future academic leaders in surgery through excellence in research, education, patient care, and community service.

Where Surgical Excellence Thrives

Discover exceptional opportunities for surgical education and advancement at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Department of Surgery. Our residency program, which spans 7 specialties and 10 divisions, is dedicated to nurturing future leaders in surgery. Through rigorous research and mentorship by esteemed faculty, we ensure a pathway to excellence in both academic and clinical spheres, fostering professionalism and integrity.

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Our research programs provide competitive and comprehensive training for surgical residents and students. National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded faculty support basic science and translational research which provides unique and highly competitive opportunities for the next generation of surgeons.

Leonard Y. Lee, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Our Research

The department pioneers collaborative research with industry leaders in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices, leveraging multidisciplinary expertise to advance healthcare technology. Through partnerships with institutions like Rutgers University's Center for Advanced Information Processing and Biomedical Engineering Department, as well as the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, we drive innovation in biomedical devices and materials. Our efforts encompass rigorous validation processes, pre-clinical studies, and clinical trials, ensuring swift and ethical integration of leading-edge solutions into clinical practice.

Joesph Barone in an operating room

Our Clinical Partnerships

In addition to our divisions, the department works closely with various centers and institutes that serve the needs of our patients including the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, the Heart Center of New Jersey, the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center, the Vascular Center of New Jersey, the Heart Transplantation Center and the Trauma Center of New Jersey.  

Facade of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital

Contact Us

Department of Surgery 
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
East Tower, Suite 838
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-9220