General Surgery Group


Chairman and Director’s Statement

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program of Mount Sinai Medical Center.

As the largest private, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida, our 672-bed facility delivers the most advanced and highest quality care in the region. The Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of training excellent surgeons and leaders. Our surgical residency program was established in 1954 and since then has been committed to providing excellent patient care and an abundance of clinical educational experiences. Our residents complete their surgical training with exceptional breadth and depth of clinical experience.

Our attending physicians all share a passion for surgical education. We provide a strong academic foundation for resident training in a supportive learning environment. Our residents’ experiences are supplemented by a strong base of fellowship-trained surgeons in multiple disciplines who further augment the general surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Clinical training encompasses five years of residency across the breadth of general surgery and surgical specialties. This includes rotations that will expose the trainee to general surgery, surgical oncology, breast surgery, head and neck surgery, minimally invasive/upper GI surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, pancreas surgery, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, transplantation, thoracic surgery, burn surgery and trauma and critical care. The majority of the training is here at Mount Sinai Medical Center with additional training in educational partnership with Jackson Memorial, Miami Children’s Hospital and Hollywood Memorial Hospital.

As an academic training site, there are numerous opportunities for our residents to develop their aptitude for teaching. Medical students from NOVA Southeastern School of Medicine and Florida International University School of Medicine rotate with us every month for their third year surgery clerkship and fourth year sub-internship. We are one of a select few original statutory teaching hospitals in the state of Florida helping to assure that our community has talented, well-trained doctors now and in the future.

At Mount Sinai Medical Center, we have a dedicated teaching faculty, modern facilities, and a teaching hospital environment that provides for excellence in patient care and resident education. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and other attributes necessary to reach your highest potential as a physician trained in the specialty of surgery. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional goal of a career in surgery.


Kfir Ben-David, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman of Surgery
General Surgery Program Director
Chief of Gastroesophageal Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center