Division of General Surgery

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Division of General Surgery is dedicated to leading the field through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

Patient Care

The General Surgery Division provides around-the-clock general surgery, trauma surgery, and other critical care surgical services. Our team has extensive experience with acute conditions like appendicitis and gallbladder attacks, as well as with much more complex diseases. Our Hernia Center specializes in both urgent and chronic hernia issues, while our Surgical Intensive Care Unit coordinates care and treatment for critically ill patients. We also provide palliative care and elective general surgery. Learn more about all of our services on our clinical care sites:

Appendix, Gallbladder, and Acute Care
Hernia Center

Education & Training

As a major academic institute, educating the next generation of surgeons is a cornerstone of our division. Through our residency program, doctors get comprehensive training in a variety of procedures so that they can provide the very best patient care possible, allowing them to confidently begin a career in general surgery or move on to a specialized fellowship. Our continuing education courses promote best practices to the wider medical community. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

General Surgery Residency Program
Continuing Medical Education Events


Research is vital to our efforts to better understand disease and offer more effective treatments. We are constantly conducting clinical research on a range of topics so that we can stay at the forefront of medical knowledge and improve patient care. Learn more about our clinical research:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials


Tracey Arnell, MD
Chief, Division of General Surgery

Spencer E. Amory, MD, FACS

Ana Berlin, MD, MPH, FACS

Katherine Fischkoff, MD

Zachary L. Gleit, MD

Beth R. Hochman, MD

Subhash Krishnamoorthy, MD

Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

Dina Podolsky, MD

Amanda Powers, MD

Administrative Contact

Ana Rosario
Division Administrator, General Surgery
Email: ar2605@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 305-1028

Appointment Phone: (212) 342-1734
Fax: (212) 932-5425

News & Announcements

The Overnight Birth of a Surgical Workforce Access Team, SWAT, in the Time of COVID

In the direst moment during the peak of COVID-19, our surgical residents developed a 24/7 task force overnight. Anything, anywhere in the hospital, call SWAT and they were there. This is that story.

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Appendix, Gallbladder, and Acute Care Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 342-1734

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10032


ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street, Suite 380,
New York, NY 10019

Northern Manhattan

NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10034
Phone: (212) 932-5227
Fax: (212) 932-5425