Please note there are currently 2 fellowship positions available for the 2019-2020 fellowship year.
Fellowship in Bariatric and MIS Surgery for the 2019-2020 fellowship year
Florida Hospital Tampa Bariatric Fellowship Program
There is an immediate opening for one fellowship position in Bariatric and MIS surgery for the year 2019-2020 to start on August 1, 2019.
Applications will be processed in the order they are received, and face-face interviews will be required. This is one of two positions that we offer through the MIS Fellowship Council to applicants who are interested in MIS and bariatric surgery. We require a full and unrestricted Florida License.
This is a newly established fellowship program in a large and progressive health system in Tampa. The program faculty (Dr Murr and Dr Gonzalvo) have previously administered an accredited fellowship program at another Tampa Hospital that graduated 30 fellows. The program has been a resource for graduated fellows, local surgeons and bariatric patients. Previous fellows have received ASMBS research grants in 2008 and 2016 to study resolution of diabetes and NASH after bariatric surgery.
This fellowship provides comprehensive training in the surgical management of the metabolic syndrome. We expect our surgical volume to exceed 300 index cases with a mix of primary and revisional bariatric operations; primary operations are 55% gastric bypass and 45% gastric sleeve and 10-20% of the total volume is revisional cases. The overall experience will be 40% laparoscopic and 60% robotic. A large component of cases includes non-bariatric MIS cases, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
Fellows will be the ‘primary surgeon’ on all procedures and will be caring for patients as ‘junior attendings’. We follow a Halstedian model of apprenticeship; fellows will rotate with one of the three Attendings to hone specific skills and to master advanced techniques of surgery while following standardized order sets and clinical pathways. The Fellows are on HOME call and do not cross-cover any other services.
The fellowship is housed in the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at AdventHealth Tampa in an inter-disciplinary environment that enhances training of Fellows in leadership skills, business development and communication skills.
The three faculty (Drs. Murr, Dietrick and Gonzalvo) are embedded in the Tampa community and have extensive experience of >7,500 bariatric procedures in addition to MIS, laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic procedures.
Basic Program Information:
- Location: Tampa, Florida
- Primary Program Site: Florida Hospital Tampa
- Secondary Program Site:
- University Affiliation: None
- Year Program Established: 2018
- % of Program Clinical: 85
- % of Program Research: 15
Additional Program Information:
- Interaction with Residents: No residents
- Is there a General Surgery Residency at the Primary Institution?No
- Is there a General Surgery Residency at the Secondary Institution? No
- Is there a curriculum in place for fellowship? Yes
- Are there teaching conferences available for the fellow? Yes
- Is there an evaluation tool for fellow by faculty in place?Yes
- Is there an evaluation tool for faculty by fellow in place? Yes
- Papers Accepted for Publication where PD was an author: 5
- Publications that Involved Input from the Fellow: 5
Contact Information For Questions:
Fellowship in Advanced Colon and Rectal Surgery for the 2019-2020 fellowship year
Florida Hospital Tampa, Advanced Center for Colorectal Surgery
Program Director- Allen Chudzinski, MD FACS, FASCRS
Associate Program Director- Haane Massoratti, MD
The fellowship in advanced colon and rectal surgery focuses on advanced minimally invasive skills specifically laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign colon and rectal surgical disease. The majority of the cases for pelvic or abdominal work are done in a minimally invasive approach. The fellow will have an abundance of experience in both laparoscopic and complete robotic surgical procedures.
At the end of the fellowship the fellow will be proficient in use of both laparoscopic and robotic surgery for advanced colon and rectal surgical cases including but not limited to, low anterior resection extended, extended low anterior resection with coloanal anastomosis, total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (J-pouch), partial colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis amongst others.
Additionally, the fellow will be provided with full range of innovative intraoperative devices such as fluorescence imaging, intracorporeal staplers, minimally invasive approaches to anorectal disease, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, transanal minimally invasive surgery, transanal total mesorectal excision.
The fellow will gain advanced knowledge in clinical and surgical treatment of benign and malignant anorectal conditions including but not limited to pelvic floor disorders, pelvic outlet obstruction, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, anal cancer, fistula in ano, hemorrhoids, anal fissure. Additionally, the fellow will gain knowledge of clinical and surgical care of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, as well as benign colonic conditions including diverticulitis, volvulus, and constipation among others.
Furthermore, the fellow will gain knowledge and expertise in the clinical care of colon and rectal surgical patient’s patients in the formal hospital but as well as at the clinical level. Commensurate with the fellowship is formal training of the division she robotic surgical system which includes animal or cadaver lab.
Expectations of the fellowship include research and submission of abstracts to major surgical national meetings such as the American Society of Colorectal surgery, SAGES, and ACS. The goal is to obtain a poster or podium presentation with eventual journal article submissions.
The fellow will act as the team leader of the colon and rectal surgical service. The colon and rectal surgical service consists of mid-level providers, surgical residents, medical students, and physician assistant students. In addition to clinical responsibilities the fellow all have academic responsibilities including active teaching of surgical residents and students.
The fellow will have ample amount of surgical exposure, and procedural exposure including colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The fellow is expected to attend clinic at least 1 day per week
Protected weekly and monthly conferences include:
Multi-disciplinary tumor board
Academic conference based off ASCRS textbook with CARSEP Review
Journal Club using DCRS and peer reviewed journals
Pathology/histology review conference
Radiographic imaging review conference
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