Tulane University Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program
2021-2022 Fellowship Year Position Available
The Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Tulane University currently offers both clinical and research fellowships focused on minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgery. The program is currently non-accredited by the Fellowship Council.
Applicants must have an interest in developing advanced skills in minimally invasive, robotic and flexible endoscopy, as well as acquiring experience in management of morbid obesity and foregut diseases.
The fellow’s training experience, primarily spent in general, upper GI and bariatric surgery procedures such as paraesophageal hernia repair and fundoplication, revisional foregut surgery, Heller myotomy, primary bariatric (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch) and revisional procedures, inguinal hernia, complex ventral hernia, solid organ surgery, and diagnostic and therapeutic flexible endoscopy. The fellow will learn basic and advanced robotic surgical skills in a stepwise fashion in order to master its application in a variety of cases. Fellows are expected to graduate as a certified robotic surgeon. In addition, the fellow will be exposed to the fundamentals of esophageal physiology, high resolution manometry 24-hour pH/impedance monitoring and Bravo-pH. The fellow will be involved in outcomes research and will receive mentoring on study design and analysis, manuscript preparation, and research presentation.
- Applicants to the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents with a Green Card.
- Applicantsmust have passed the USMLE/COMPLEX Step 1, 2, and 3
- Fellows must be eligible and receive an unrestricted medical license prior to the intended start date. The fellow will be considered as faculty-fellow and need to be eligible for credentialing as such. Occasional exceptions are made for funded fellows
SPONSORING DEPARTMENT: Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
DURATION: one year, August 1 to July 31
LOCATION: Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center (UMC)
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should forward a Letter of Interest, Current CV, and Letters of Recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Penn Hospital – Allegheny Health Network Foregut Fellowship Program
2021-2022 Fellowship Year Positions Available (3)
The West Penn Hospital – Allegheny Health Network Esophageal Institute (EI) Foregut fellowship is a one-year fellowship designed to provide advanced Foregut surgery and endoscopic training to physicians who are trained in General Surgery and have an interest in diseases of the esophagus and stomach. The fellowship program emphasizes advanced endoscopic, laparoscopic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques in the management of patients with foregut disease. The Esophageal Institute’s clinical philosophy is to provide individualized care to these patients utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach.
Educational and research opportunities are readily available to EI fellows. Fellows are provided the opportunity to lead a weekly esophageal disease case conference, multi-disciplinary tumor board, didactic lectures, and M&M discussions. Fellows have access to EI’s robust clinical research department as well as to a state-of-the-art laboratory. Lastly, in addition to hands-on training, fellows have access to a simulation lab.
The goals and objectives of the Allegheny Health Network’s Esophageal Institute fellowship program are fostered in an environment of progressively graded clinical and operative experience and responsibility. Each fellow will develop mature surgical judgment and operative skills and hone research interests in a multi-disciplinary setting. These experiences are intended to prepare him or her to provide independent surgical care to patients with a specialized focus on esophageal and gastric diseases.
Throughout the duration of the fellowship experience, the fellow will care for patients in the clinical and surgical environments and will have ample opportunity to participate in research. Fellows will evaluate patients in clinic and provide management guidance based on their assessments.
The program will focus on skill acquisition in the following areas: medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and the systems based practice. Skill acquisition is accomplished through clinical education and graduated advancement as directed by expert instruction. In summary, the program provides a robust, appropriately supervised setting for developing minimally invasive surgical and advanced endoscopic techniques in the area of foregut surgery; opportunities for the fellow to acquire an in-depth knowledge of foregut disease; and the potential to develop academically and professionally, providing a smooth transition into independent practice.
Please contact Lee Hillman (Lee.Hillman2 @ ahn.org) at 412.578.3512 for more information.