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Welcome From the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Harry Sell, Jr., MD​

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Harry Sell, Jr. MD, Chairman of the Department of SurgeryWelcome to the website of the Department of Surgery at UPMC Mercy Hospital. We hope you will find this section of our site useful to gain more information about our residency program, our physician faculty, research efforts, our education programs and our specialized programs in clinical, basic science and health outcomes research programs. The website contains information featuring the various training opportunities of our residents, including training in the art and science of surgery, as well as the development of technical and cognitive skills, and education in clinical and basic principles of surgery, and the overall care of the patient.

The Department of Surgery comprises 25 primary faculty in various surgical disciplines organized in 12 divisions including: Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Burn Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. We also have 25 surgical residents, and more than 300 surgeons on staff. Our residents cover services in three distinct but geographically close hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, UPMC Passavant, and UPMC Presbyterian.

I must mention that we live in a very beautiful city that is considered one of the most livable in the country. Pittsburgh has a diversified population and very stable economic base, a wealth of cultural and musical activities, and major sporting events. The medical community at UPMC Mercy, including that in our program, is very reflective of this diversity. Each person has a “place” somewhere, we hope that your top “place” is with us here at UPMC Mercy.


Harry W. Sell, Jr., M.D., FACS
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

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