HPB Fellowship Program at Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center is now actively recruiting for an HBP Surgical Fellow for the 2021-2023 position. We are a Fellowship Council accredited HBP surgical program. The position is a 2-year commitment starting August 1st of 2021. The program description is listed below.
The Providence HPB Fellowship position was created in 2008, although it has been integrated with a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) Fellowship in existence since 1991. The HPB surgical fellowship is intended for physicians who have completed a general surgery residency and have a particular interest in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and oncologic surgery and research. The program attendings are fellowship trained in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and surgical ultrasound. The program’s strengths include extensive experience in advanced open and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The practice includes both benign and malignant disease processes. Additional areas of focus include intraoperative ultrasound and surgical tumor ablation. The fellowship is two years in length. The first year is primarily clinical on the HPB service. The second year is a mixture of clinical, research, and administrative time. Clinical experiences may be arranged in colorectal, foregut, organ transplant, surgical endoscopy and/or interventional radiology, depending on the fellow’s interests. Fellows are expected to accumulate a clinical experience of 200-250 advanced HPB and GI surgeries. The fellow will interact with surgical residents, but has the first right of refusal on all HPB cases.
Our program is very hands-on for the fellows, with a goal of producing graduates who are capable and comfortable performing major HPB cases independently. Research is a required component of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to initiate clinical research projects with the goal of producing at least 3 presentable/publishable projects. Fellows have access to a basic science immunology lab, a large clinical database, animate and inanimate labs, and NOTES labs. Fellows are involved in teaching residents, participating in surgical training courses, and participating in HPB Program administration.
The Fellowship offers high volume of cases, academic opportunities and mentorship by leading surgeons in the fields of HPB surgery, MIS, and GI surgical oncology. The setting is Providence Portland Medical Center, a community based, academic health care center located in Portland, Oregon. The fellow will gain the necessary skills and experience required to function as an independent HPB surgeon and develop sufficient clinical, research and administrative skills to develop or build their own HPB program. **Please note, fellows must be US citizens
Basic Program Information:
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Primary Program Site: Providence Portland Medical Center
- Secondary Program Site: Good Samaritan Hospital, Legacy Health System
- University Affiliation:
- Year Program Established: 2008
- % of Program Clinical: 80
- % of Program Research: 20
Additional Program Information:
- Interaction with Residents: Do not share cases with 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: 10
- Publications that Involved Input from the Fellow: 8
Basic Science Research
Paul D Hansen, M.D., FACS
Michele Babicky, M.D.
Contact Information For Questions – Alyx Amber Email: Alexandra.Amber@providence.org
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