Residency Program - Training Locations
the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, The
University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state's
most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. From
the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey to one of the best liver
transplant programs in the country and scores of other programs
in-between, University Hospital helps thousands of patients cheat
death and disability each year.
UH has shown tremendous growth from its first days as a
25 bed city hospital in 1882, through 1979 when the current hospital building
was built until today. As the principal teaching hospital of New Jersey
Medical School, The University Hospital is the center of referral for
many of the state's most advanced medical services and specialty care
programs. It has the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey and serves as
both as a tertiary referral center, as well as serving the Newark community.
The University Hospital provides
a broad range of experience in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,
the Cochlear Implant Program, a high surgical volume of head and neck
oncology, skull base surgery, otology, pediatric otolaryngology, head
and neck trauma, and cosmetic plastic surgery. A busy outpatient clinic
provides a rich experience, with more than 4,000 outpatient otolaryngology
and 3,500 audiology visits per year.
In addition, University Hospital
offers a wide range of specialty services including northern New Jersey's
only Level 1 Trauma Center (incorporating a trauma-intensive care unit
and the NorthSTAR helicopter emergency and critical care transport system),
a neurosurgical intensive care unit and a special Brain Tumor Program,
the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, a federally designated spinal
cord injury program, The University Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine,
and New Jersey's only Liver Transplant Program.
The hospital is staffed by 300
full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of the New
Jersey Medical School .
The University Hospital has more
than 19,000 admissions, 2,700 births, and 215,000 outpatient visits annually.
As the principal teaching hospital
of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health professions
schools, University Hospital is the experience of a lifetime for hundreds
of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare
professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through
research intiatives in a wide variety of fields.
For more information, please visit the award-winning
University Hospital website at: http://www.theuniversityhospital.com/
Hackensack University Medical Center is one of the nation's 50 Best hospitals, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resouce that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. This distinction was was achieved based on clinical performance over 7 years and out of 4,500 hospitals. This places HUMC in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide. No other hospital in the NY, NJ, New England area has received this distinction 7 years in a row.
University Medical Center (HUMC)
HUMC is a 775-bed, not-for-profit,
tertiary-care, teaching and research hospital - the largest provider of
inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey . According
to a published article in the "Orlando Sentinel," the medical center was
ranked as the seventh largest healthcare facility in the nation by the
number of inpatient admissions (66,036). "Crain's New York Business" noted
the medical center's status as the largest provider of outpatient services
in New York and New Jersey and the second largest provider of inpatient
services in the New York area. HUMC is also home to one of the largest
ambulatory facilities in the country - the Hackensack University Medical
Plaza . This nine-story, 276,000-square-foot facility houses physician
offices and medical center programs.
HUMC has an active otolaryngology
staff, performing approximately 2500 procedures per year, including many
endoscopic sinus and cosmetic procedures. In addition, it provides a high
volume experience in the management of disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid
glands, surgical management of sleep disorders, and pediatric otolaryngology.
HUMC also has active centers in cardiac surgery, pediatric hematology-oncology
and transplant surgery, as well as neonatal and pediatric intensive care
HUMC was one of seven health care
organizations from across the nation chosen to receive a $1.9 million
grant as part of the second stage of a groundbreaking initiative, Pursuing
Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance. The $20.9 million
initiative is a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and
the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and seeks to improve the
quality of healthcare nationwide. The David and Alice Jurist Institute
for Research consolidates all of the medical center's ongoing research
activities into one location. The research center enhances the tireless
work the medical center's scientists and physician-investigators are pursuing
as partners in national and international multi-center trials.
For 2013 and 2014, Hackensack University Medical Center was ranked #3 out of 179 hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area. It is ranked #1 in the state of New Jersey and otolaryngology residents from our institution have the opportunity to rotate there.
Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a state-of-the-art
VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network has been named one of the nation's
MOST WIRED, according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking
Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS)
The VA is a consolidated
facility comprised of 2 main campuses and 14 satellite outpatient clinics
serving the 628,000 veterans that reside in the state. Last year, 72,531
people received health care in VA facilities, including more than 6,200
inpatient admission and 677,000 outpatient visits.
The medical centers offer a full
range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and
nursing home care. There are also a variety of specialty programs and
initiatives including Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics,
and Homeless Outreach Programs which have been recognized for outstanding
achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general
health care community.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
at East Orange serves as a referral center for several smaller VA centers
in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania . By virtue of the unique population
serviced by the VA system, it provides an educational experience distinct
from that provided by the other participating institutions. The Lyons
VA (located approximately 20 miles away from East Orange ) is an integral
part of the East Orange VA system. The Lyons VA has an active Otolaryngology
clinic, as well as audiology, speech rehabilitation and sleep lab services.
Although residents do not cover the Lyons VA site, all surgical cases
and otherwise complex cases are referred to the East Orange site, thus
enhancing the educational program. The staff at the East Orange VA. is
comprised of Dr. Joseph Caputo, the chief of the service, and Dr. Rakesh
The VA intends to keep pace with
technology and advances in the medical field, and is at the forefront
of medical informatics. One of its biggest attributes is its Computerized
Patient Record System, linking it to VA institutions across the country.
It is a paperless system through which all patient care, including notes,
orders, medications and scheduling is managed. This unique state-of-the-art
system provides unlimited access to detailed comprehensive patient information,
and is utilized by all practitioners at most VA sites, making it easier
to manage and follow all aspects of patient care.
For more information, please
visit the VANJHCS website at: