General Surgery Residency

at Community Medical Center

A Message from the Program Director:

Issam Koleilat, MDWelcome to the General Surgery Residency Program at Community Medical Center, part of the Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health family! We are pleased that you have chosen our program and are committed to providing outstanding clinical training, a comprehensive educational program and excellent research opportunities.

At Community Medical Center, our goal is to train well-rounded, compassionate and competent general surgeons who have a strong foundation in the conduct and interpretation of surgical research, basic and clinical surgical sciences, and surgical education. Our graduates will have a broad skill set and will be dedicated to caring for patients with a range of surgical pathologies, and will be prepared for a variety of career paths.

The core of our program is comprised of our trainees and we are committed to a diverse workplace and learning environment where our residents feel included and supported. We have a diverse faculty, many of whom are subspecialized and fellowship trained, dedicated to educating our residents.

We appreciate your interest and invite you to take a deeper look at our program. We look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Issam Koleilat, MD RPVI FACS FSVS
Program Director, CMC General Surgery Residency
RWJ/Barnabas Health

medical education


Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.