Department of Surgery

General Surgery Residency


William C. Mackey, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.I am truly proud of the Surgical Residency program at Tufts Medical Center, which features clinical and academic rigor in a supportive, collegial atmosphere. Our residents work with a dedicated full-time surgical faculty committed to education. We are well known for the high quality work environment and supportive collegiality that defines the Medical Center Surgery family.

Our program offers a well balanced clinical experience including level I trauma, state of the art critical care, advanced laparoscopic procedures, robotics and the full spectrum of adult and pediatric surgical sub-specialties.

Our major strengths include a didactic program that offers 4 hours per week of strictly protected time for lectures by faculty as well as for seminars and other educational programs organized by the senior resident staff. We strongly encourage, but do not require, time off for research, usually after the third year of clinical training. Our location in Boston, a true hub for biomedical research, allows our residents to choose from a vast array of research opportunities at the Medical Center or at nearby institutions like Tufts University Medical School.

I am most proud of the products of our training program. Over 90% of our residents pursue post-residency training and take positions at some of the most competitive programs in the country. Our recent graduates have pursued training in Pediatric Surgery (at Ohio State), in Trauma and Critical Care (at Brown and Brigham and Women's), Minimally Invasive Surgery (at Dartmouth) and Plastic Surgery (Louisiana State University). Learn more about our alumni >

Thank you for taking the time to explore our Surgery training program at Tufts Medical Center. I hope that what you see and learn on our site will generate further interest in our program. Please contact me with any questions.

William C. Mackey, MD, FACS 
Tufts Medical Center
Chair, Department of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine