General Surgery

Community Memorial Health System is proud to offer a broad-based, clinically focused residency program in general surgery. Our emphasis is on training academically strong surgeons with critical thinking skills and procedural expertise in caring for the diverse patients seen in the practice of general surgery. We focus on a range of general surgical procedures, including abdominal, endocrine, and breast surgery; robotic surgery and GI endoscopy. Our residents also gain experience in anesthesia, and plastic, vascular, and cardiothoracic surgery.

Our primarily MD faculty surgeons are from diverse backgrounds. Each resident will spend time with an individual surgeon or group on monthly rotations caring for their private patients and taking ER call, with increasing levels of independence and responsibility. The residents also staff General Surgery clinic under the supervision of attending faculty, providing continuity of care pre-, intra-, and postoperatively.

Our residency has full continued accreditation with ACGME, as well as AOA accreditation. We are a five year training program with the majority of didactic and operative time spent at Community Memorial Hospital and integrated sites. We will send residents to affiliated institutions for rotations in trauma, pediatric surgery, and transplant.

Our goal is to shape general surgeons who are expert in providing compassionate, up to date care; competent to handle the challenges of a career in General Surgery; and dedicated to the concept of lifelong learning. We hope that our residents become busy, actively-practicing board certified surgeons providing expert care within the community.

Javier Romero, MD, F.A.C.S.
Program Director
General Surgery Residency

Any questions? Please contact:
Diana Sawyer-Thompson
GME Program Supervisor/ General Surgery Coordinator
General Surgery Department of GME
CMHS
147 N Brent St.
Ventura, CA 93003
dthompson@cmhshealth.org
805/948-5672