Teaching Hospitals

University of Colorado Hospital

UCH Website

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is the region's leading specialty care and referral center with 703 beds, and it is ranked as the #1 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report. It is located on the state-of-the-art Anschutz Medical Campus. The Outpatient Pavilion, Cancer Pavilion, and Eye Center focus on primary and specialized outpatient care. The inpatient facility offers cutting-edge medical care in all specialties. University of Colorado Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, ABA-verified Burn and Frostbite Center, and the only comprehensive transplant center in the multi-state region. UCH is also home to the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the region’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Rotations for general surgery residents at University of Colorado Hospital are in general surgery, minimally invasive/bariatric surgery, endocrine, breast, complex surgical oncology, cardiothoracic, plastic and reconstructive, burn, transplant, trauma/acute care surgery, as well as surgical intensive care. GI and thoracic surgery specialties are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health Website

Denver Health Medical Center is a 360-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center providing the 911 emergency medical system for the City and County of Denver, as well as a network of neighborhood clinics for the medically indigent. As a Level 1 Trauma Center in collaboration with the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health serves as the Rocky Mountain Region Trauma Center for Colorado and the surrounding regions. Denver Health offers major teaching and academic opportunities in the areas of trauma management, surgical critical care, and treatment of common emergent surgical problems.

Approximately 7,900 operations are performed annually by members of the Department of Surgery, consisting of approximately 4600 inpatient procedures and 3300 outpatient procedures; 3,500 patients are admitted for trauma.

Rotations for general surgery residents are offered in general and plastic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, urology and orthopedic surgery.

Denver Health Hospital

Rocky Mountain Veterans Administration Medical Center

Denver VA Website

The surgical service of the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) includes sections of general surgery, surgical oncology, vascular, cardiothoracic, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, opthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology and hand surgery.


The hospital facility has 135 operating beds and performs around 4,500 operations annually. The facility is designated as a level 1A (or the highest level of surgical complexity within the VA healthcare system) medical center.

Veterans Admin Hospital

Children's Hospital Colorado

CHCO Website

Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital Colorado is a 434-bed facility serving a 13-state region, and is the only resource in a six-state region with the comprehensive array of specialized services very sick children need. Children's Hospital Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and offers a broad spectrum of pediatric medical and surgical training programs. Pediatric surgical services housed at Children's include bariatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, fetal surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, urology, transplant surgery, burn surgery, and trauma. The hospital averages 27,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 26,000 surgical procedures per year, comprised of over 6500 inpatient and approximately 21,000 outpatient procedures. Children's Hospital Colorado is designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Children's Hospital

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Central Website

Memorial Hospital North Website

UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs includes two hospital locations, Memorial Hospital North and Memorial Hospital Central, with a total of almost 500 beds. Memorial Central is southern Colorado’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and only Level I Trauma Center, and it is ranked as the #1 hospital in Colorado Springs by U.S. News & World Report. The two hospital locations provide 180,000 emergency room visits per year and almost 19,000 surgeries. Memorial also offers numerous ambulatory locations, providing extensive primary and specialized outpatient care.

Surgery residents from the University of Colorado began rotating through Memorial Hospital in 2016-2017. Residents are given the opportunity to participate in high-volume standard surgical procedures and are given exposure to robotic surgery and complex orthopedic procedures.

Memorial Hospital Central