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General Surgery Residency Program Leadership


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Robert N. Cooney, MD, FACS, FCCM

The Patricia J. Numann, MD Chair of Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Division of Trauma / Acute Care  & Emergency General Surgery

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Andreas H. Meier, MD, MDed, Dr med, FACS, FAAP

Program Director & Vice-Chair for Education

Michael and Rissa Ratner Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery

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Michael A. Archer, DO, FACS

Associate Program Director 

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Jennifer Stanger, MD, MSc

Associate Program Director for Wellness

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery

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Amie Lucia, DO, FACS 

Assistant Program Director for Simulation

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Trauma / Acute Care  & Emergency General Surgery

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Timothy R. Shope, MD, FACS

Assistant Program Director - Community Campus

Associate Professor of Surgery

Division of Bariatric Surgery

Our Faculty

The general surgery faculty for this program includes full-time SUNY Upstate Medical University/University Hospital faculty members, the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center surgical staff and a variety of community surgeons who have made a commitment to the educational standards of the program.

These surgeons have been carefully selected and we continue to recruit extraordinary physicians to provide the residents with an excellent clinical and exceptional surgical educational experience.

On every service to which general surgery house staff are assigned, one or more attending surgeons is always immediately available in-house or by phone to provide supervision, guidance and education. Each member of the faculty is periodically evaluated by the residents and by the program director in our continuing effort to maintain the quality of the program. Besides the full-time SUNY staff, the general surgery teaching panel may consist of 30-35 community surgeons.

The faculty and, in particular, the Leadership and the Governance Committee of the General Surgery Residency Program are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals in the demanding, exciting, sobering and exhilarating career called Surgery.

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