The Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System is a national leader in clinical research studies. With both investigator-initiated prospective and retrospective studies, the Division has worked its way to the top as one of the leading research institutions in the country.

General Surgery has made large strides towards advancing surgeons' understandings of complex medical and surgical issues. We have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Health, and the Association of Women's Surgeons, to name a few.

We are currently involved in the following research:

  • We are evaluating the benefits of anti-platelet drugs peri-operatively for patients who are at risk for heart attack and stroke

  • We are examining the relationship between cardiac arrhythmias and peritonitis as well as the risk of gall stones in patients with biliary pancreatitis

  • There are numerous ongoing studies evaluating the benefits and risks of newer surgical methods

The foundation of the Division of General Surgery lies within the high quality of our surgeons and investigators, and we are committed to bringing the best of surgical medicine to our patients.