Kendall Regional Medical Center Receives Approval for General Surgery Residency Program

Mark_McKenney_MDKendall Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that on November 7th, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) granted initial approval to begin the hospital’s first residency training program for General Surgery. The General Surgery Residency program will begin training residents in July 2014 and will open an initial 16 surgical training positions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year candidates. A total of 24 residents are planned for the program. The Surgery Residency will be led by Mark G. McKenney, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., who has over 20 years of experience of teaching and training physicians.

Kendall Regional Medical Center also received initial institutional approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as of July 1, 2013, which completes the lengthy process for accreditation as a training facility. Institutional accreditation allows Kendall Regional Medical Center to establish additional residencies in multiple specialties. “I am excited as we start to progress as a teaching institution and also look forward to the accreditation of our new Internal Medicine residency program in January 2014” said Scott A. Cihak, CEO of Kendall Regional Medical Center.

For more information about the Surgical Residency Program please e-mail

Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 412-bed, full-service hospital providing the residents of Miami-Dade County with 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, surgical, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. Kendall Regional Medical Center has been honored by being nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence, The Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center, accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, recognized by US News and World Report for receiving The American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold award, and most recently, by the Joint Commission as a “Top Performer” on key quality measures. For further information, call (305) 222-2200, or visit

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