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

Dr. Jukes Namm
Dr. Naveen Solomon
Dr. Esther Yung

General Surgery Interest Group 2023-2024

President: Alex Bouterse 

Vice President: Mary Marciniak

Resource Coordinator: Kai Nguyen

MS4 Representatives: Siena Mirasol and Kevin Martins

MS3 Representatives: Andrew Cabrera and Erica Levy-Licorish

MS2 Representatives: Hana-Joy Hanks and Isaac Overfield

MS1 Representatives: TBD

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Vascular Surgery Faculty Advisors

Dr. Sharon Kiang
Dr. Allen Murga
Dr. Krystyn Mannoia