As Chief Resident of the General Surgery Red Rotation (1), the resident will be ultimately be responsible for all the clinical decision-making on the Red Surgery Service, with attending supervision. The Chief Resident will determine appropriate evaluation strategies and follow-up plans acute care surgery. The Chief Residents will perform the peri-operative and operative management of patients who elect to decline the use of blood and blood products requirement the management of pre-operative and post-operative anemia with iron infusion and reticulocyte colony stimulating factors. The resident will acquire the knowledge for the use of cell salvage techniques and Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution (ANH) in this patient population and become familiar with the theory and requirements for the use of HBOCs in this patient population and how to pursue the FDA E-IND petition required for consideration of their use. Residents will participate in at least two outpatient clinics per week.

ScheduleGoals & Objectives
Michael Cormican, MD Michael Cormican, MD
William Matthew Vassy, MD, FCCS William Matthew Vassy, MD, FCCS

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.

  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.