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From the Chair

Dr. Robert Higgins, Surgeon in Chief

We are extremely excited to have you interview for a position in the Johns Hopkins General Surgery Residency Training Program

Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Department of Surgery have been the cradles of innovation in patient care, research and education for over 125 years. From the “blue baby” surgery to innovations in physician training, to genetic and stem cell discoveries, to patient safety and quality initiatives, the Department of Surgery has been a significant contributor to enhancing the field of surgery and delivering extraordinary care for generations of patients. 

The cornerstone of any great academic surgical department is the strength of its general surgery training program. As members of the Department of Surgery’s Halsted residency, our trainees have garnered extraordinary surgical training and have been mentored in patient safety and quality initiatives, clinical and translational research, and educational principles, which prepare them for leadership in American surgery. 

We continue to accomplish a number of extraordinary firsts in the Department of Surgery based upon the strength of our clinical training and operative experience. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about this opportunity. We are also looking forward to an exciting future as we recruit new faculty members in lung transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, acute care surgery/critical care and foregut surgery.

With the addition of these outstanding faculty members focused on your educational experience, I believe that the future is bright here in Johns Hopkins’ Department of Surgery. We encourage you to view this as a unique opportunity to join the “surgical renaissance” occurring at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in the Department of Surgery.

I look forward to meeting all of you during your visit. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Robert S.D. Higgins, M.D., M.S.H.A.
Director, Department of Surgery
William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital