Our goal with the LEAD (Lead. Engage. Accelerate. Drive) in Surgery course is to create an elective that allows general surgery residents to develop leadership skills in addition to clinical knowledge. This is aligned with the Department of Surgery’s goal to train academic leaders in Surgery. This course is directed to PGY 2-5 (including lab residents) and will require a time commitment of one Sunday per month for one-year long course. The course is directed by Daniel Eiferman, MD and Mary Dillhoff, MD- Elective Directors.




Each session will have a reading and reflective requirement; guests and experts will be incorporated as appropriate. This schedule will be modified based on needs assessment of students.

Our Leaders

Our First Graduating Class

Ruth Ackah
Dathe Benissan-Messan
Apeksha Dave
Joe Drews
Paco Guzman
Ahmad Hamad
Melissa Hornor
Dahlia Kenawy
David Koller
Ingrid Woelfel