Program Director Welcome

John Ammori, MD - Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the training programs in surgery at Case Western Reserve University. Our mission is to provide the finest training available to individuals who are motivated, compassionate and willing to contribute to the excellence of the program for the benefit of all participants.

Please visit the web pages associated with the university’s surgical residency program to learn more about specific surgical rotations, faculty members, current residents, recent graduates and educational conferences. As a part of our ongoing effort to improve educational experience, conferences and yearly rotations may be modified based upon resident feedback at our yearly retreat. Surgical training is divided among many outstanding hospitals and centers to provide a broad range of experience at the following locations:

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the primary hospital affiliate with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. It is a recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy and advanced abdominal wall reconstruction.
  • MetroHealth Medical Center is the regional Level I Trauma and Burn Center and is nationally recognized for contributions in the area of emergency surgery, critical care and endocrine surgery.
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center boasts state-of-the-art electronic health records.
  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is traditionally recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country.
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center received the highest programmatic ranking of all National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers during the 2007 review.

During recent years, our residents have scored well on both qualifying and certifying exams of the American Board of Surgery. A surgery core curriculum has been established that includes focused readings during each surgical rotation; a resident-orchestrated Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program review series; a monthly journal club attended by faculty and residents; and a surgical skills lab using live animal models and virtual-reality simulation models.

At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery at University Hospitals, our mission is “to heal, to teach and to discover.” If you seek a surgical training program that is dynamic and steeped in tradition but that also has an eye toward the future, consider Case Western Reserve University Department of Surgery. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our vision of surgical education in the new millennium.

John B. Ammori, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Case Western University School of Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center