General Surgical Residency Program

The Swedish Medical Center General Surgery Residency Training Program, based on the medical center's First Hill campus near downtown Seattle Washington, was established in 1959. The program is dedicated to quality surgical education in a private hospital setting, emphasizing a close collegial relationship between attending surgeon and resident. The program offers broad clinical experience in the diverse areas of general surgery as well as wide exposure to multiple surgical subspecialties. There is ample opportunity for academic enrichment and inquiry. The program utilizes an apprenticeship/mentor model of training in which individual residents work closely with small groups of attending surgeons and emphasizes early exposure to operative skills.

The Surgical Residency Training program was last reviewed by the Residency Review Committee for General Surgery of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical education in 2010 and full accreditation was continued.  The operative case log of residents completing the program is greater than 1300. Seventy-one percent of these residents pursue additional fellowship training.


Marc D. Horton, MD
Program Director

A Message from the Program Director


Ryan J. Martinez, MD
Assistant Director