Welcome to the Department of Surgery Residency Portal

Message from Dr. Schwaitzberg

Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg

To all our prospective applicants and fellow colleagues in the surgical world, we welcome you to the University at Buffalo’s Department of Surgery webpage. Please enjoy your time learning about our ambitious program and residency.

Our department, much like the city of Buffalo, prides itself on hard work and determination to achieve success and we sincerely hope you will be a part of it with us as we look to train tomorrows surgical leaders today.

Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg


There is much more to health care than patient care. The Surgery Plus Program allows residents to pursue an advanced degree at no cost to them.

The UB Department of Surgery offers the only General Surgery Residency Program in Buffalo. There are 7 different training locations that serve a patient population of over 1 million.

In addition to the residency program, there are also 5 Fellowships allowing trainees to gain specialized experiences in areas such as pediatric surgery.

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