Divisions

The Surgical faculty at The George Washington University offers training for the following surgical subspecialties:

General Surgery

The Division of General Surgery provides the academic and clinical infrastructure of the Residency Program in Surgery. Supervised by the full-time and voluntary faculty, residents obtain ample experience in surgery of the alimentary tract, breast pathology, the abdomen and its contents, and the endocrine system.

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Breast Surgery

The Breast Care Center offers a comprehensive program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, as well as services for those at high risk. Combining state-of-the-art technology with superior medical and surgical care, the Center is staffed by a team of nationally recognized specialists trained to evaluate benign and malignant breast disease.

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Colon-Rectal Surgery

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery brings the latest thinking, techniques and technology in the discipline of colon and rectal surgery to The George Washington University. The Colon and Rectal Service comprises one of the three main University clinical rotations.

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Head & Neck Surgery

The Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is a very active service. The members of the division routinely treat complex head and neck disorders including carcinomas, acoustic neuromas, lesions of the oropharynx and larynx, sinuses, middle ear and thyroid. First year residents from the General Surgery Residency Program at SMHS rotate through this service and have primary responsibly for patient management and wound care.

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Plastic Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery at SMHS is engaged in the training of highly competent surgeons who have developed clinical proficiency in the management of congenital and acquired plastic surgery defects. Intellectual accomplishments are stressed, as are leadership roles in the surgical community.

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Surgical Education

The Division of Surgical Education is committed to the development of surgical leaders and to support leaders in surgical education.  The division is focused on efforts to ensure quality surgical care through innovative teaching techniques, vigorous accreditation processes, maintenance of certification, and surgical education research and scholarship.

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Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Surgical Service at The George Washington University is composed of four full time attending surgeons. The university service performs the full spectrum of adult cardiothoracic procedures, amounting to approximately 175 general thoracic procedures and 200 open heart procedures annually. A residency training program in Cardiothoracic Surgery, training two residents per year in four hospitals, is based at the George Washington University Hospital.

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Vascular Surgery

Surgical residents rotate on the peripheral vascular surgery service at the University Hospital and at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in their first, second, fifth and chief years. They are exposed to all aspects of arterial and venous disease, and gain significant clinical experience.

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Center for Trauma and Critical Care

The Trauma team at The George Washington University Hospital provides the premier academic trauma care in the DC Metropolitan Area. The Trauma Center is a Level I verified facility which evaluates and treats over 1,900 patients per year. The Trauma Center is run by 3 full-time, trauma fellowship trained surgeons who also have subspecialty certification in Surgical Critical Care. 

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