Ascension Providence Hospital Administration

Laurence Y. Cheung, M.D.


Vijay K. Mittal, M.D.
Program Director



Alasdair McKendrick, M.D.
Associate Program Director




William F. Oppat, M.D., Assistant Program Director

Our general surgery residency program at Ascension Providence Hospital is accredited by the ACGME.  Dr. Vijay Mittal, the program director, has provided superb leadership to the faculty and residents. Together, they have created a unique clinical teaching and learning environment with very high scholarly productivity.  I am very privileged to be part of this outstanding residency program.

For profile of  Laurence Y. Cheung, M.D., Chairman

Ascension Providence Hospital and Medical Centers is part of Ascension Health, comprised of over 140 health care facilities. It is a unique institution with a large volume of clinical and complex cases. The surgery residency is fully approved with a strong academic background and is supported by 8 other residencies. Full-time teaching faculty and mentorship help with placement into a fellowship or surgical career.

For profile of Vijay K. Mittal, M.D., Program Director

The General Surgery Residency Program at Ascension Providence Hospital is a small program with a great diversity of common and straightforward surgical procedures to the most complex. The teaching faculty are dedicated to excellence and available to the residents 24/7. Unique to the program is a family atmosphere which is strongly encouraged by the chairman and program director.

For profile of Alasdair McKendrick, M.D., Associate Program Director

Surgical education in the Providence medical system shares with its university-affiliated rivals the breadth of complex cases and depth of teaching, but provides them in a community environment. The culturally diverse population of Metropolitan Detroit provides a plethora of patients. The institution is positioned well to grow in the 21st century.

For profile of William F. Oppat, M.D., Assistant Program Director