April 11, 2019 – Holy Cross Hospital announced the addition of Handel R. Robinson, M.D., as the new director of the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital’s general surgery residency program. The new program is recruiting its first class of surgical interns, who will begin in July 2019.
Dr. Robinson also will serve concurrently as an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Previously, he served as chief of the vascular surgery division at Mercy Medical Group/Dignity Health in Sacramento, California, for two years. Prior to that position, Dr. Robinson served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for five years. He is certified in general and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany in New York and his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he also served as a teaching assistant and completed his surgical internship. He then completed a general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Albany / Albany Medical Center. 
The University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital’s general surgery residency program brings together the resources and experience of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with the award-winning, clinical environment of Holy Cross Hospital. Residents will not only train in the fundamentals of general surgery, but also, will have access to advanced training in laparoscopic and robotic techniques. 
The general surgery residency program joins two existing University of Miami graduate medical education programs at Holy Cross Hospital: an internal medicine residency program and a transitional year residency program. For more information, visit Holy-Cross.com or GME.Med.Miami.edu/HolyCross.
About Holy Cross Hospital 
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross Hospital has been named one of the top three hospitals of 65 in the Miami metro area and among the top 20 in the state in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com. Connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @holycrossfl.