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Department of Surgery


759 Chestnut Street
Springfield,  MA 01199
phone: 413.794.5165

Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, Department Chair


Education Administration

Neal Seymour, MD, Program Director, Surgery Residency

Nicholas Coe, MD, Associate Program Director, Surgery Residency

Gladys Fernandez, MD, Assistant Program Director, Surgery Residency

Ronald Gross, MD, Interim Program Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Andrew Doben, MD, Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

David Page, MD, Director, Undergraduate Programs

Education Programs



4th Year Electives for Medical Students

Department of Surgery Faculty

All Baystate Medical Center faculty have appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Faculty listing by division

Department of Surgery Scholarly Activity


Some of the research activities within the department include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Molecular Biology
  • Geographic Information System in Healthcare
  • Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research
  • Minimally Invasive Instrument Development
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • N.O.T.E.S. (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Surgery Outcomes
  • Transplant Research
  • Virtual Reality Simulation Based Training
  • Performance Assessment Methodology


List of recent publications

Clinical Activities

The Department of Surgery provides a full breadth of clinical service that is comparable to most major academic medical centers. The department of surgery includes the following specialties:

  • Academic and Community General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Comprehensive Breast Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Trauma Services
  • Vascular Surgery 
  • Wound Care 

Read about Baystate Medical Center Surgery Department's clinical services.