Department and Faculty

The Section of General Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida has one of the most experienced groups of general surgeons in the U.S. The staff members perform more than 1,600 operations annually.

General surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Florida specialize in removing cancerous tumors and abdominal wall hernias and have special expertise in surgery of the breast, liver, pancreas, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon and rectum, and vascular system.

Surgeons provide modern, comprehensive care for both routine problems and critically ill patients. They are involved in clinical trials to help develop new therapies and procedures and advance the science of medicine. Mayo surgeons offer a collaborative approach to patient care, working closely with colleagues in other surgical and medical specialties to find the best treatment approach for each patient.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Our faculty members publish and present frequently and are recognized leaders in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.


You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Jacksonville, Fla., and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds and conferences. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Sept. 26, 2013