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Overview and Leadership

The General Surgery residency at Mary Washington is built on a strong foundation in the core rotations of General Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Trauma Surgery. In the intern year, eight of the twelve four-week blocks will be spent on these services. As residents progress to the PGY2 and PGY 3 years, there will also be opportunities to rotate on subspecialties such as ENT and Transplant Surgery.

The last two years are spent focused on a return to the core rotations with an emphasis on more complex pathologies and operative cases. It is critical that residents have a robust outpatient experience. Much of the diagnosis and workup of patients occurs in the clinic setting.

Residents are expected to spend at least one half day a week in the outpatient clinic (except when on Critical Care rotations). This model is designed to provide a well-rounded surgical education and prepare residents for independent practice or the pursuit of fellowship training.

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Program Leadership

  • Ayana Chase Greaves, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    Ayana Chase Greaves, MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Program Director

    Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Residency: NYU School of Medicine (General Surgery)
    Fellowship: Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery)
    Career Interest: Colon and Rectal Surgery

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Long Island, New York, when I was a teenager. After college, I took some time to figure out that I actually wanted to be a doctor and completed a post baccalaureate program before starting at the University of Chicago for medical school. There is where the seed for student and resident education was planted. We were constantly reminded of the importance of education and its role in developing the next generation of physicians.

I decided to return home for surgical residency at NYU, where I was able to learn from some excellent faculty, some of whom I still contact today, when I encounter a hard case (learning is life long!). I decided to pursue a Colorectal Surgery fellowship, and I was fortunate to match with Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta.

I stayed in Atlanta after fellowship was completed and joined the faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine. I was very involved in student and resident education and received multiple resident teaching awards.

I joined Mary Washington Healthcare to become part of a team truly committed to providing excellent care to our community. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, and I also enjoy baking.

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