General Surgery residents at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas participate in a diverse research environment. Residents are expected to perform research and publish papers during their residency and make presentations at local, regional and national meetings.
Clinical research is facilitated by Drs. Laura Petry, Lam Le, James Fleshman, Guiliano Testa, Scott Celinski and John Preskitt, who provide education, advice, support, review and structure. All attendings are interested in clinical research at all levels, from randomized controlled trials to retrospective review of large numbers of patients with complex issues.
The department provides statistician and manuscript preparation support. The Baylor Research Institute support staff attached to the department facilitate IRB approval for all projects and Seeger funds for research management. Numerous databases exist within the department to facilitate clinical research.
Industry and cooperative cancer group trials are available throughout the department.