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General Surgery Residency

Michael Truitt, MD

A Welcome from Our Director

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, one of the largest and longest-standing hospitals in Dallas, Texas. Our residency program, established in 1948, offers hands-on experience and training in all aspects of General Surgery. We are a well-established, community-based residency program that is dedicated to producing superb, technically sound, and thoughtful surgeons who are equally prepared to begin a surgical practice or enter into the fellowship of their choice.

From Level I Trauma, an active Transplant program, and one of the busiest Hepatobiliary programs in the country, our residents are exposed to and skilled in the full spectrum of General Surgery.

Our training program is a five-year program that accepts and graduates three categorical residents per year. Three first-year preliminary positions are also available for physicians pursuing a career in a surgical sub specialty or related field. All rotations are at Methodist Dallas Medical Center except for 11 months (one month at Children's Hospital during the PGY1 and PGY4 years, two months at UT Health Tyler during the PGY3 year and one month at UT Tyler during the PGY4 and PGY5 years (thoracic, vascular and breast), one general surgery month at Methodist Richardson Medical Center during the PGY2 through PGY5 years, and one month at the Parkland Burn Center during the PGY2 year). I take great pride in the education of our residents and their success in and out of the operating room is why we are here.

Unique Program Notes:

  • We are 1 of only 6 General Surgery Programs in the country who have a 5 Year Board Pass Rate of 100%
  • Our overall operative experience compares at the 91 percentile of programs across the country. While the number of cases are vitally important to surgical education, the type/complexity of cases are equally important.
    • Operative trauma volume compares at the 96%
    • Pancreas and liver cases are in the 97% and 80% respectively
    • One of the highest robotic surgery volumes in the country
    • All defined case volumes exceed 70% nationally


Michael S. Truitt, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

We invite you find out more about our program. If you have questions, please contact us at (214) 947-2315.

Methodist General Surgery Residency Program — Dallas, Texas

Dr. Sladek and Dr. Michael Truitt

Michael Truitt, MD (Program Director) | Phillip Sladek, MD (Associate Program Director)

General Surgery Residency Program (2020 – 2021)

General Surgery Residency Program (2022 – 2023)

PGY1 Categorical: Vivek Bhandari, MD | Alyssa Field, MD | Caitlin Sweet, MD

PGY1 Preliminary: Ather Adnan, MD | Alborz Kalantar, MD | Rachel Krzeczowski, DO

PGY2 Categorical: Elmira Ahnood, MD | Timothy Browne, MD | Davis Payne, MD

PGY3: Roy Baskin, MD | Bobby Palmos, MD | Darcy Roberson, MD

PGY4: Mark Burroughs, MD | Luke Byerly, MD | Sindhu Subramanian, MD

PGY5: Rhiannon Bradshaw, MD | Christopher Pearcy, MD | Carter Rohling, MD