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"Knowledge is our core business and I am extremely proud of the Department of Surgery's involvement in the development of new knowledge and its application to the benefit of patients as well as its dissemination to a new generation of surgeons. Whether it is in the basic science laboratory or the clinical arena, we are excited and inspired by the work of our team."

Robert E. Michler, MD
Chairman and Professor, Department of Surgery and
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

In recognition of the vital role that research plays in providing patients with the most current and cutting edge treatments available, Montefiore’s Department of Surgery has an annual Research Day.

In 2011, Dr. Michler created the position of Director of Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics in the Department of Surgery and Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  A dedicated expert in the field of research methodology and biostatistics, Patricia Friedmann, M.S., provides individualized support to all residents and their research.