The Department of Surgery is committed to prepare the student to work effectively, as a primary care provider, within a multidisciplinary medical team caring for the surgical patient in his/her nearby community. The curriculum will emphasize the importance of evaluation of potential surgical patients, the appropriate referral to a surgical specialist, and effective communication with both the patient and the specialist. The Department and its faculty educate and inspire a broad range of trainees, from undergraduates exploring careers in surgery through anatomy courses to practicing physicians looking to expand or hone their surgical skills. The Surgery Department faculty work in different clinical sites that provides opportunities for the students be expose to a variety of surgical patients.

Surgery Clinical Chair - Assistant Professor
Dr. Angel Rodríguez, MD

Surgery Clerkship Director - Assistant Professor
Dr. Michelangelo Santiago