Students & Professionals

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Our various divisions are committed to educating the next generation of surgeons and to helping our peers provide the highest-quality patient care. See below for information about our medical student, residency and fellowship programs, CME courses, and resources for referring physicians.

For Medical Students

The Major Clinical Year Surgery Clerkship is often the first opportunity for medical students to fully immerse themselves in the operating room and discover their calling in surgery. Learn all the essential information you’ll need to get the most from your surgery rotation experience.

Medical Student Orientation

For Residents & Fellows

Information about our many postgraduate residency and fellowship programs covering all surgical specialities.

General Surgery Residency
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency & Fellowship
Breast Surgery Fellowship
Colorectal Fellowship | Advanced IBD Fellowship
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Plastic Surgery Residency
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Transplant Surgery Fellowship
Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Related information:

Race & Health Curriculum
Our Divisions

For Alumni

The John Johns Surgical Society is the home for all of those that have trained with us over the years.

John Jones Surgical Society

For Health Care Professionals

Continuing Education

To help spread knowledge about best practices, ongoing research, and developing innovations, the Department of Surgery hosts in person and online educational talks and events throughout the year, many of which qualify for CME credits.

Events & Continuing Medical Education
Grand Rounds Speakers Bureau

Patient Referral

We consider referring physicians valuable members of every patient’s healthcare team. Our faculty work closely with referring physicians before and after treatment in our department in order to facilitate optimal care

For urgent and emergency referrals, call 1-800-NYP-STAT
Physician Referral Form
Find a Specialist in Our Faculty Directory

Our Divisions

The Divisions of Surgery at Columbia are leading surgical care through top-quality clinical expertise, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

View Our Divisions

Executive Consultation & Management

Columbia HeartSource, a service organization established by physician leadership at NYP/Columbia, works to establish cardiovascular centers of excellence and to help affiliate hospitals (in both the U.S. and abroad) to improve the quality of their cardiovascular surgery services.

Columbia HeartSource

COVID-19 Updates From Dr. Smith

At the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Craig Smith, Chair of the Department of Surgery, sent a daily update about the pandemic response and priorities.

Read The Letters