General Surgery Residency Program

Two residents complete an in depth operation.The Department of Surgery has been training residents in General Surgery for well over 100 years. We have a tradition of excellence that is built upon our commitment to a broad-based educational experience. We believe our training environment provides a suitable background for the pursuit of a wide variety of career paths. Many of our graduates directly enter clinical practice, while others elect to obtain sub-specialty training at prestigious and competitive fellowship programs. Numerous graduates of our program are now leaders in academic surgery, including department chairs and presidents of national surgical organizations. As the practice of surgery continues to evolve, the training program at the University of Louisville remains committed to balancing the surgical traditions of the past with the dynamic changes of the future.

 Welcome to UofL Health

" The training I obtained in Louisville has provided a fantastic building block for the practice of broad-based surgery... I can't think of a better program that could train a young physician to practice surgery; not general surgery or trauma surgery or colorectal surgery or laparoscopic surgery, but simply surgery. I feel like a surgeon - the surgeon I dreamt of becoming. "

Program Directors

Profile Picture of Matthew Benns, M.D                  A profile picture of Farid Kehdy, MD.                       A profile picture of Keith Miller, MD.

Matthew Benns, M.D.          Farid Kehdy, M.D.                       Keith Miller, M.D.
General Surgery Residency   General Surgery Residency         General Surgery Residency
Program Director                   Associate Program Director         Associate Program Director