Program Overview

Mission Statement

The General Surgery Residency Training Program at The Jewish Hospital strives to provide an atmosphere that is conducive for learning while assisting residents reach all the goals and objectives for the specialty of general surgery. In return, we expect dedication, hard work, honesty and maintenance of the highest professional surgical standards. Our aim is to provide the best education that will help our residents to complete their surgical training and to mold them into a competent, caring, confident surgeon who will uphold the high moral standards of the profession.

Program History

The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health is the oldest Jewish hospital in the country, having been established in 1850 "for the purpose of alleviating the indigent, poor, sick of the Jewish faith" and to prevent deathbed conversions. It has been a tertiary referring hospital throughout its existence and remains so today. In 1997, the clinical operations of the hospital were moved from the "Pill Hill" location in Avondale to the Northeast suburb of Cincinnati, in Kenwood. The Jewish Hospital became part of Mercy Health in 2010. In 2012, The Jewish Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® in the category of teaching hospitals by Solucient® for its educational programs. A new breast center opened in August 2013 and a state-of-the-art patient tower (housing orthopaedics and neurosurgery, ICU, blood cancer care, outpatient surgery and ED) was built in 2016. 

The first House Officer was hired by The Jewish Hospital in 1923 and a surgical training program has been in continual existence since 1933. A hallmark is the small program, but highly-dedicated faculty, whose commitment to resident education has always been of the highest order. The graduates of the surgical training program follow diverse paths after matriculation including fellowship, multi-specialty groups and private practice. The program offers a deep clinical experience for the resident with exposure to all key components of surgery. The affiliation with multiple departments of surgery in the city of Cincinnati allows The Jewish Hospital resident to gain exposure to those services not provided at the home institution: trauma, burns, pediatric surgery and transplantation. The residents are well integrated into these teams. The clinical sites for these rotations are less than 10 miles from The Jewish Hospital.

The program continues to look to the future with advancement in simulation and quality curriculum.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Shriner's Burn Hospital for Crippled Children
3229 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229