Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery



The mission of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Department of Surgery is to provide exceptional, culturally tailored, trauma-informed surgical care to patients and their families, by building an innovative and inclusive learning community for the next generation of surgeons, and advance surgical science across the spectrum of basic, translational, and health services research.


Our goal is to provide extraordinary and groundbreaking patient care that is unparalleled in the Northeast. Our commitment is to foster an inclusive academic environment in the field of surgery, where every member of our community can excel and reach their maximum potential, positioning ourselves as pioneers in academic surgery. We strive to offer a top-tier education that nurtures future leaders in surgery, while also excelling in surgical research on a global scale.


We are dedicated to promoting an inclusive environment which fosters:

  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Humanism & Equity
  • Leadership & Collaboration
  • Innovation & Intellectual Rigor
  • Wellness & Balance



Approved by DEI Committee 6/2023