General Surgery Residency


Throughout the course of training, there are numerous opportunities for mentored clinical and basic science projects. About a third of our residents elect to spend a dedicated two years in research, although this is not required. Recent such endeavors include:

  • Machine Learning/Data Analytics in Healthcare, USF
  • Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute
  • Hernia Surgery/Outcomes Research, UT Houston
  • Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

All residents are supported in endeavors to present/publish research. Recent resident publications include:

Book Chapters

  • *Barry, TM. *Saad, A., Velanovich, V. (2019). Esophageal Diverticula. In J.E. Richter, D.O. Castell (Eds.), The Esophagus – 6 th Edition. Wiley publication pending.
  • Bernardi K, Liang MK. (2018) SAGES Manual of Hernia Surgery. Establishing a Hernia Program.
  • Rosenthal RA, Anaya DA, Horner M, McDonald J. Care of the Geriatric Surgery Patient – The Surgeon’s Perspective. In: Geriatric Anesthesiology 3rd ed. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media; 2018
  • Laface A, Davis D, Velanovich V. (2017). The Management of Acute Pancreatitis. Cameron and Cameron ed. Current Surgical Therapy 12th edition. Baltimore: Elsevier pp 489-492.
  • Hartney M, Zoumberos M, and Fabri P. (2017). The Management of Diverticulosis of the Small Bowel. Cameron and Cameron ed. Current Surgical Therapy 12th edition. Baltimore: Elsevier pp 128-130.
  • Dimou FM, Perone JA, Rial TS (2017). Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Cameron and Cameron ed. Current Surgical Therapy, 12th edition. Baltimore: Elsevier pp 572-579
  • Hernandez SE, Etchill EW; Zuckerbraun BS. (2017). The Immunosuppressed Patient. In Diaz, JJ; Effron, DT (Ed.), Complications in Acute Care Surgery (Ch 22, pp. 374). US: Springer International Publishing

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Recent peer reviewed publications by USF residents