Penn Surgery
Devoted to Patient Care
& Surgical Education

Who We Are

PENN SURGERY is dedicated to high quality patient care, education, basic science and clinical research. The surgical faculty is composed of a diverse group of general surgeons, subspecialists and researchers. Their clinical, educational, and scientific activities are devoted to providing the best possible patient care and the generation of new knowledge. Their pursuit of this goal is reflected in their strong commitment to student teaching and housestaff training in the operating room, clinic, and research laboratory, and in their contributions to national and international scientific meetings and journals.

Welcome to Penn Surgery!

As you embark on your career in surgery, your decision about where to train is critical. We are delighted that you have considered Penn Surgery and we welcome your interest in our General Surgery training program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees. Our goal has been, and continues to be, the training of future leaders in surgery.

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"Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees."

Ronald DeMatteo, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery

"Our program has a long-standing tradition of excellence and we strive to create a robust educational environment that maximizes the clinical and academic potential of our surgical trainees."

Ronald DeMatteo, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Agnew Clinic by Thomas Eakins

Our History

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has a rich and notable history. Founded in 1765, it is the oldest medical school in the United States. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) opened in 1874 and is the nation's first hospital to be owned and operated by a university.

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