As one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems, our organization is dedicated to educating future physicians who are exceptionally well prepared in the basic science, clinical knowledge, cognitive and technical skills, and judgment required of surgeons and surgical leaders. The surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center provides exposure to nationally recognized thought leaders in all areas of general surgery. We strive to actively develop young surgeons by cultivating our residents’ interests and mentoring them in pursuit of their passion.

Our residents enjoy extensive operative experience in all categories of general surgery. The Carolinas Simulation Center (dually accredited by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare and the American College of Surgeons) plays an integral role in resident training, providing state-of-the-art technical and team-scenario training.

An active outpatient clinic experience and regular teaching conferences round out the educational program. All residents have ample opportunity to pursue scholarly activities, whether in a dedicated research experience between clinical years of the residency program or during the five-year clinical track. Residents may pursue clinical research with faculty mentors as well as participate in clinical and bench research opportunities through the Cannon Research Center.

We are proud of our extraordinary faculty who come to Carolinas HealthCare System from a wide range of geographic, cultural and medical backgrounds to provide one of the finest surgical training environments in the United States. This diversity allows for lively discussion; it welcomes differences of opinion and ensures myriad opportunities for learning. Our faculty is passionately dedicated to providing the mentorship we believe residents need to succeed. Our program provides a rich substrate for the growth and development of our residents’ surgical careers. Our goal is to train highly motivated individuals in the art and science of surgery who are capable immediately upon completion of the residency program of either entering practice or obtaining the most competitive subspecialty fellowships.

Please take a few moments to explore these webpages, where you will learn more about our program, Carolinas HealthCare System and the city of Charlotte. If you have questions, or would like to spend time with us on a clinical rotation, please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions. We thank you for visiting our program’s website, and we welcome any questions you might have about surgical training at Carolinas Medical Center.

Best wishes,

John M. Green, MD, FACS
Program Director

Lauren Paton, MD
Associate Program Director

Lynn Schiffern, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director