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General Surgery Residency

The Department of Surgery is committed to training the next generation of surgical leaders, with superb technical skills, sound clinical judgement and a desire to innovate. From a resident’s perspective, the clinical opportunities are limitless. Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest hospitals in California. We serve over 12 million people (in the surrounding community), as well as countless patients from other states and countries who travel here for specialty care. Over 30,000 operations are performed annually. Cedars-Sinai has nationally recognized programs in transplantation, cardiothoracic surgery, surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery. Since our faculty helped to develop minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, laparoscopic approaches have permeated nearly every surgical discipline. We are now doing the same with robotic surgery, while building a training program to teach outside surgeons to do complex robotic procedures. Our graduates are well prepared to pursue any career objective.


Each year, we accept five categorical residents. Read more about the unique and challenging features of this program.


Clinical rotations over the course of the program include: cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, surgical intensive care, surgical oncology, transplant, organ transplant and trauma surgery.


General surgery training covers a broad range of formats including grand rounds, conferences, courses, labs and special lectures.

Application Information

Learn about the eligibility and application requirements for the Cedars-Sinai General Surgery Residency Program.


We are proud to name many esteemed physicians and highly regarded researchers, all representing nearly every major medical discipline, as members of the residency training program leadership and faculty.

Residents & Graduates

Our current and past residents are helping to shape the future of surgical medicine through their commitment to patient care and unparalleled research.

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to enhancing student education at all levels.  The Medical Student Education Program offers medical students a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow. Medical students are closely integrated with residents, fellows and attending physicians in the care of surgery patients at Cedars-Sinai.

Find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about our General Surgery Residency programs, such as requirements for application; interview dates, compensation and benefits, typical rotation information and much more.

Big Sibling/Little Sibling

This internal peer mentorship program pairs junior residents and/or interns with senior residents to help guide and coach them with tips for navigating residency, pursuing a subspecialty, and just going through life. We hope to nurture long-term mentoring relationships that brings even more collegiality and support for our program.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Cedars-Sinai Surgery Residency Program, please call or send us a message.

8700 Beverly Blvd.
North Tower, #8215
Los Angeles, CA 90048  

Van Chau, Program Coordinator