The General Surgery Residency Training Program at Lankenau Medical Center prides itself as being a “hybrid” program for general surgery training, which includes the best aspects of a superb “community” hospital—Lankenau is ranked in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation—and the best characteristics of an “academic” center—skilled, rigorous, evidence-based clinical teaching by the busiest and best clinicians.

Standing side by side with the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), the Lankenau Surgical Residency Program is able to offer time in the research laboratory as an option for those residents interested in broadening their academic horizons, enhancing their preparation for surgical fellowships or testing their passion for an academic career.


The Surgical Residency at Lankenau Medical Center offers the complete spectrum of general surgery training, including the most advanced and updated techniques in minimally invasive and endovascular surgery. Each of the surgical specialty divisions provides ample clinical material and its faculty is actively engaged in the teaching process.

As one of the busiest and most respected healthcare facilities in the Philadelphia region, Lankenau Medical Center is an ideal place to train in general surgery. Over 5,000 inpatient and 4,000 outpatient admissions to the Department of Surgery translate into nearly 3,000 general surgery cases, shared by only three categorical residents per year.

Our pride is the quality of the thinking surgeons we develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegiality.

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To learn more about the General Surgery Residency Training Program contact Donna Heyduk at