McLaren Health Care
General Surgery

General Surgery Residency Program at McLaren Greater Lansing

To foster a spirit of inquiry throughout the residency program, cultivate learning and teaching through direct patient contact, encourage and support intuitive research and scholarly endeavors and cultivate self-directed learning, leading to the development of competent physicians.


To be the residency program of choice for compassionate medical students seeking professional and personal growth in providing quality, ethical care for serving the patient population in Mid-Michigan. The program’s vision is to exceed all standards set forth by all accrediting bodies. The program’s training includes a wide range of surgical experiences with a substantial number of cases and an opportunity for research and scholarly pursuits, to ensure broad exposure for general surgery physicians in training.


The General Surgery Residency at McLaren Greater Lansing provides each resident comprehensive training in all facets of general surgery. Core competencies of the AOA and ACGME are strictly adhered to and evaluated regularly. Our program is dually accredited by the AOA and ACGME. Currently, the program is approved for fifteen residents. Starting in 2019, the program will be participating in the NRMP match. Students applying to the program must have a first-time pass rate on the USMLE and COMLEX exams. An audition rotation is strongly encouraged.


Jamie Shank
General Surgery
Program Administrator
401 W. Greenlawn Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517)975-7879
Fax: (517)975-7880


Mark Jones, D.O. F.A.C.O.S.
Program Director
  • Jeffrey Deppen, D.O. F.A.C.O.S.
    Core Faculty
  • Troy Ferguson, D.O. F.A.C.O.S.
    Core Faculty
  • Suzanne Hanses, D.O.
    Core Faculty
  • Melissa Richardson, D.O.
    Core Faculty
  • Nicholas St. Hilaire, D.O.
    Core Faculty
  • Paul Corcoran, MD
  • Jacek Cholewicki, PhD
    Non-Physician Faculty
  • Resources

    On site research space, equipped with computers and simulators is available for use by the surgery program. This space is used for simulation teaching and research study. An on-site medical library with an extensive selection of books, journals and periodicals are accessible in hard copy and electronic format; experienced library staff is also onsite. Access to corporate and in-house resources is provided for scholarly activity and research. Lecture facilities are on campus for educational conferences. As an active participant in Michigan State University’s academic and research missions, McLaren Greater Lansing surgical residents will be eligible for clinical faculty appointments and have access to numerous MSU resources such as library privileges, online resources, academic skills development, and much more.

    What is New

    McLaren Greater Lansing is in the process of building a new 240 bed, state of the art facility in partnership with Michigan State University. Completion date is slated for 2021. More information about the project can be found at