At the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS), surgeons and scientists are advancing surgical techniques by investigating, developing, testing, and teaching procedures that are revolutionizing the field.

Since opening in 2011, the CFS has trained more than 20,000 individuals—from residents and medical students to surgeons, nurses, and industry partners— making it one of the largest and most comprehensive surgical training facilities in the world.


We offer training in:

  • Robotics: Two da Vinci® Surgical Systems in the lab
  • Simulators: Simbionix™ laparoscopy and endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Our training covers diverse specialties, including:

  • Cardiothoracic
  • Colorectal
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular


  • Surgical suites with 22 stations, where students, residents, and current practitioners get experience in the latest surgical, laparoscopic, robotic, endoscopic and other special techniques.
  • Research suite where physicians and scientists work together across disciplines and collaborate to deliver new discoveries.
  • Simulation Training Center with an operating room, intensive care unit, emergency room and medical/surgical hospital room. The SimCenter is equipped with 3 Laerdal SimMan 3G, 1 SimBaby and variety of partial task trainers and diagnostic /monitoring equipment.
  • 350-seat auditorium, the largest on the medical school campus, equipped with advanced technology. This large space provides a venue for lectures, presentations and special events on site and through videoconferencing. Three tiered classrooms behind the auditorium open up as needed, to expand seating in the auditorium.