Chairperson Welcome

Sabik Joseph headshot

We are fortunate to have leaders in every surgical discipline among our faculty who drive the quality of care provided and have earned the recognition enjoyed by the surgery department. Across the breadth of our practice, we provide all types of care: from the most novel and inventive types of hernia repair and diaphragm pacing to the more routine—and yet equally important—minimally invasive cardiac, colorectal, general surgical, hepatobiliary, oncologic, pediatric, thoracic and vascular procedures.

Our residency and fellowship programs continue to be an integral part of the surgery department, while adding to the rich culture of education and research.

Our teaching hospitals include University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis B. Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Each has a dedicated and unique faculty with special expertise that enriches patient care, and each adds a different perspective to the educational experience.

Our faculty members continue to present and publish some of the best international clinical outcomes, based on their skill at optimizing the care they provide daily to their patients. The surgery department also has distinguished itself—both nationally and internationally—by its creative, innovative, hands-on and web-based postgraduate educational courses.

Joseph Sabik III, MD
Department of Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center