Program Specific Info
The General Surgery Residency Program is an accredited GME program based
at MountainView and Sunrise hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Combined,
these hospitals contain around 1,000 beds, including Sunrise Children’s
Hospital. The surgical faculty provides a robust, in-depth training experience.
The two hospitals together have 39 ORs, seven robotic systems, and 120
ICU beds. The surgeons perform cases across the spectrum of general, cardiothoracic,
vascular, trauma, and pediatric surgery and the surgical subspecialties.
The hospitals have the premier robotic surgery programs in the region.
As a Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital cares for patients with
complex, life-threatening conditions.
Sunrise Health’s Graduate Medical Education Consortium’s General
Surgery residency program is led by Paul W. Nelson, MD, FACS, who has
30 years’ experience teaching surgery and leading residency programs.
The program is part of the transformation of MountainView and Sunrise,
as they evolve into a destination for Graduate Medical Education.
Rotations at MountainView Hospital include General Surgery, Cardiothoracic
Surgery, Endoscopy, and Colorectal. Rotations at Sunrise Hospital and
Medical Center include Trauma, Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery.
Our current facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation facility,
classroom and research space.
The General Surgery residency program is 5 years in length and does include
a required research component.
The General Surgery residency program is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for 28 positions as follows:
4 Categorical &
4 Categorical &