Baptist Health South Florida

Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS, Named Director of General Surgery Residency Program at Baptist Health

February 9, 2024

MIAMI, FL – February 9, 2024 – Board-certified general surgeon Christopher Senkowski, M.D., FACS, has been named director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Baptist Health. His clinical interests include complex general and gastrointestinal abdominal surgeries.   

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Senkowski was professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Mercer University School of Medicine, in Savannah, GA. As a surgery program director, he has trained more than 70 surgeons, many of whom are in active practice throughout the country.Media Dr Senkowski01

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Senkowski to Baptist Health to serve in this important role,” said Jack A. Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., executive vice president, chief clinical officer and chief physician executive of Baptist Health. “He is a skilled surgeon, educator and expert on surgical quality and healthcare policy. Our patients, team members and organization will benefit from his expertise and more than 25 years of experience.”

Baptist Health and Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine recently announced an enhanced collaboration including the expansion of graduate medical education programs.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Senkowski to develop strong surgical training program for our medical students and residents. He has extensive experience in this area and his talents are highly appreciated,” said Juan C. Cendan, M.D., dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Dr. Senkowski earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, N.Y. He also completed fellowship training in surgical critical care and trauma surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Senkowski is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as chair of the organization’s General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee and adviser to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee. He is also a member of several other professional organizations.

Dr. Senkowski’s research focuses on healthcare policy and reimbursement. He is an editorial reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and has authored numerous articles on surgical quality in patient care as well as a textbook on reimbursement for surgeons.

“Taking care of patients is a profound privilege,” Dr. Senkowski says. “The trust patients have in me is not taken lightly. Surgeons are with patients and families during some of their toughest times. I am honored to be with them and utilize my skills to help them through the ups and downs of their healthcare journey,” he said.    

Dr. Senkowski will practice at 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 601W, Miami, FL 33176.


About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned institutes specializing in cancer care, brain and spine care, heart and vascular care and orthopedic care. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and The Baptist Health PineApp, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health is an academic and clinical affiliate of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and is the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn.


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