The mission of the BIDMC General Surgery Residency Program is to train future leaders in American surgery.

The best measure of our success is our alumni, many of whom hold leadership positions in major academic medical centers throughout the United States and all of whom, in myriad ways, are shaping the future of American surgery through superlative clinical care, innovative research, and visionary leadership.

On the following pages are stories of some of our recent and longtime alumni, who generously shared some of their experiences and impressions of their general surgical training at BIDMC and its predecessors, Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital.

Someday, perhaps, you will be among those we profile on these pages. Until then, we encourage you to learn about our residency program through the stories of those who experienced it: our alumni.


Dr. CormanMarvin L. Corman, MD (1971)

Professor of Surgery, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Author, Corman’s Colon and Rectal Surgery

tom odonnelThomas F. O’Donnell Jr., MD (1974)

Former CEO and President, Tufts Medical Center;
Benjamin Andrews Chair of Surgery, Emeritus
Tufts University School of Medicine

manson webPaul Manson, MD (1976)

Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

kleinMichael D. Klein, MD (1977)

Al Philippart Chair of Pediatric Surgery,
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit

susan loveSusan M. Love, MD, MBA (1979)

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer,
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation


daniel coitDaniel Coit, MD (1983)

Surgical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

garcia aguilarJulio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD (1986)

Chief, Colorectal Service and Bennot C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

dr ryanColleen Ryan, MD (1988)

Staff Surgeon, Sumner Redstone Burns Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Staff Surgeon, Shriners Burns Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

darlingR. Clement Darling III, MD (1989)

Chief, Vascular Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College


hodinRichard Hodin, MD (1990)

Chief for Academic Affairs, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

linehamDavid Linehan, MD (1997)

Chairman of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, University of Rochester

mark puderMark Puder, MD, PhD (1999)

William E. Ladd Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2000 - present

cannonJeremy W. Cannon, MD (2005)

Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves
Trauma Medical Director and Section Chief of Trauma,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

grunwaldtLorelei Grunwaldt, MD (2006)

Director, Vascular Anomalies Center and Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic,
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

evensonAmy Evenson, MD (2007)

Transplant Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School