General Surgery Overview

A general surgeon has expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin, and blood vessels. A general surgeon is also trained in the care of pediatric and cancer patients and in the treatment of patients who are injured or critically ill. Common problems treated by general surgeons include hernias, breast tumors, gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstructions, colon inflammation, and colon cancer. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

General Surgery Faculty Advisors

Richard Catalano
Nephtali Gomez
Mark Reeves
Keith Scharf
Maheswari Senthil
Naveenraj Solomon
Edward Tagge
Esther Yung

General Surgery Interest Group

President: Oluwatosin (Tosin) Fawibe

Vice President: Candice Kim

Resource Coordinator: Nicole Dennis

2nd Year Rep: Elizabeth Hughes

1st Year Rep: Lianne Pak

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Reeves

General Surgery Office SIG Contact: Ruth O’Neill

Download the General Surgery Interest Group Constitution

Vascular Surgery Interest Group


Vice President: 


4th Year Rep: 

1st Year Rep: 

Resident Advisor: 

Faculty Advisor: 

Download the Vascular Surgery Interest Group Constitution