Research is a critical component of surgical training. Clinical and basic science research is a major focus of the HUH surgical faculty and residents who are involved in diverse laboratory and clinical research projects. Our faculty members participate in many national and international cooperative groups.

HUH Surgery residents are able to carry out basic science or clinical research in our own Departmental laboratories, in other HU School of Medicine Departments, and in other medical centers in the United States or abroad. Research periods generally last between 1-2 years.

The Department also supports resident participation in some element of clinical research during the course of their residencies. HUH Surgery residents are by no means required to take time off from residency training to complete research but it is strongly supported and encouraged. At present, 66 percent of residents elect to take 1-2 years off from training to conduct research.

In addition to the laboratories at HU, our residents in recent years have pursued research in laboratories at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio and Florida), University of Texas, Houston, and Children’s National Medical Center.

We are also happy to support our residents who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree such as an MPH in our joint collaboration with John Hopkins School of Medicine.