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Dept of Surgical Services


Ravi Kothuru, MD
Program Director


The Department of Surgery offers an ACGME approved five year residency program in General surgery that fulfills the training requirement for certification by the American Board of Surgery.  In addition all residents are required to do research for a period of one year. The program is clinically focused and fosters the development of general surgical skills as well as extensive consultative skills.

The residency program is approved for 3 categorical positions per year. All application are accepted through ERAS and filled through the match.  We have 13 full time board certified attending surgeons. Residents work under close supervision with a large variety of clinical material to permit progressive development of surgical maturity.

In addition to general surgery, the department includes active subspecialty services in Trauma and Critical care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck and Hand and Plastic surgery. Brookdale is a state designated Level 1 Trauma center with more than 100,000 emergency visits with more than 20,000 being trauma related. We have a high volume of penetrating trauma therefore our residents gain extensive experience in the management of major trauma including being in the 95th percentile for operative trauma.

In addition to the core general surgery subjects we also provide a unique experience with:

  1. Surgery of hand is integrated into the trauma service and provides an unique experience within a general surgery residency
  2. Advanced laparoscopic surgery exposure is enhanced by our state of the art Bariatric center
  3. The wound healing center is also a part of the department of surgery and adds to the variety of experience
  4. Head & neck service experience is also available to the General Surgery residents.

The Brookdale surgery residency program is dedicated to provide graded professional responsibility creating proficient surgeons capable of administering exceptional care to the surgical patient.

Department Contact & Application Information

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Department of Surgical Services
One Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Residency Program Administrator: Marianne Mylan
Telephone: (718) 240-6386