Department of Surgery


759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-5165


Division Chiefs

Education Programs 

surgeons in operating room

Surgery Residency

Baystate's tradition of academic excellence, and our faculty's many years of experience, is reflected in leadership on national accreditation, policy, and review boards.

Surgery Fellowships

three surgeon residents performing surgery in full ppe

We have a patient-centered approach to education—known for our emphasis on the patient experience and shared decision-making.

4th Year Electives for Medical Students

  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery Acting Internship
  • Neurosurgery Subinternship
  • Pediatric Surgery Acting Internship
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Oncology Acting Internship
  • Trauma Surgery Acting Internship

Medical Student Core Clerkship

  • Surgery
close up of a simulation surgery with tools and artificial arteries

Simulation Education

The Baystate Simulation Center and Goldberg Surgical Skills Lab, accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 comprehensive education institute, are under the direction of the Department of Surgery.

Scholarly Activity


Some of the research activities within the department include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Molecular Biology
  • Geographic Information System in Healthcare
  • Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research
  • Minimally Invasive Instrument Development
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • N.O.T.E.S. (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Surgery Outcomes
  • Transplant Research
  • Virtual Reality Simulation Based Training
  • Performance Assessment Methodology


View recent Department of Surgery publications in the Scholarly Commons database.

Western Mass: A Great Place to Live and Learn

With the amenities of a big city and the ambiance of a small town, Springfield is a beautiful slice of New England, with affordable communities, excellent quality of life, and abundant recreational and cultural amenities. Whether you're into history, art and culture, outdoor pursuits, or natural beauty, you'll never run out of things to do.

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