Training takes place at three Cleveland-based institutions. Each provides residents with a diverse clinical and surgical training opportunity. This training includes an academic setting, a county hospital and a Veterans Affairs hospital.

University Hospitals:

Exterior of University Hospitals

University Hospitals is a tertiary care center with multiple satellite sites. UH has six connected specialty hospitals and is home to 91 residencies and fellowships including surgical subspecialties in neurology, orthopaedic, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and urology. The departmental structure consists of:

  • Cardiac
  • Colon and Rectal
  • General
  • Minimally invasive
  • Bariatric
  • Endoscopy
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic/reconstructive
  • Oncology
  • Thoracic/esophageal
  • Transplant/hepatobiliary
  • Vascular/endovascular
  • Urology 

MetroHealth Medical Center:

Exterior of MetroHealth Medical Center

MetroHealth Medical Center is located just southwest of downtown. It is a tertiary care center for acutely ill patients. MetroHealth is an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level I Trauma Center for adults and children. It also is an ACS-verified Regional Burn Center. MetroHealth has four helicopters that are active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide care for complex trauma patients. The departmental structure consists of the following:

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally invasive
  • Colorectal
  • Endoscopy
  • Endocrine
  • Oncology
  • Burns/trauma/critical care
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

L‌ouis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center:

Exterior of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a major teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. It has 350 acute care beds, 185 nursing home beds and 137 domiciliary beds. The center is a Regional Referral Center for cardiac surgery, major vascular cases, bariatric cases and spinal cord injury services for the Northeastern United States. The center is a training site for residents in:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Urology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology