The mission of the Department of Surgery is to provide a thorough education in all aspects of surgery to students, to facilitate the education of residents and physicians, to promote the growth and development of teaching faculty, and to promote collaborative research within the Northeast Ohio Medical University consortium.
Chair of Surgery
The chair of surgery is Drazen Petrinec, M.D., ’89.
Dr. Petrinec takes on this role after long involvement in NEOMED’s surgery clerkship education. He has been the surgery clerkship director at Summa Health since 2003 and the M3 surgical experiential director since 2018.
Following his training in general and vascular surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospitals in St. Louis, respectively, Dr. Petrinec joined Summa Health System as a vascular surgeon in 1996. He has served as the Medical Director of the Summa Health Wound Care Center since 2001.