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Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors

Cynthia D. Downard, MD – President
Norton Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY
c0down01@louisville.edu

KuoJen Tsao, MD – Secretary
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth,
Houston, TX
kuojen.tsao@uth.tmc.edu

Last updated: 11/05/2021

Program web page URL : https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/departments/surgery/sections/pediatric-surgery/education

The University of Calgary Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program welcomes well-rounded candidates who wish to become experts and leaders in our field worldwide. The program will provide the clinical exposure required to be facile in the evaluation and management of the full breadth of neonatal and pediatric general surgical conditions. In accordance with the objectives of training outlined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, trainees will achieve competence as medical experts, communicators, collaborators, managers, health advocates, scholars, and professionals. Candidates will be well supported and mentored to achieve their personal and career goals.

Institution Information

Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, AB Canada

Number of beds: 141

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

The current Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) opened in 2006, and is the largest children’s hospital in the Canadian Prairies. Its catchment area includes Southern Alberta and extends to southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan. It is an accredited level 1 pediatric trauma centre and also has a rescue ECLS program. ACH program development has led to the realization of specialized teams and multidisciplinary clinics which care for intestinal rehabilitation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal atresia, oncology, and pediatric complex care patients. The general surgery service performs ~1300-1500 cases per year and the full department in excess of 10,000 cases per year across the breadth of pediatric subspecialties.

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute has over 150 members, and offers many funding opportunities to support innovation and advancement of pediatric care. Alberta Children’s Hospital is much beloved and championed by the local community, as evidenced by the annual Caring for Kids Radiothon fundraiser, which in 2019 raised a record-breaking total of $6.6 million.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Andrea Lo

Associate Program Director: Tito Daodu

Program manager: Suzanne Laurin
suzanne.laurin@ahs.ca
403-955-2271

Faculty:
Steven Lopushinsky, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Andrea Lo, MD, FRCSC
P. Paul Beaudry, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Mary Brindle, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Natalie Yanchar, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Oluwatomilayo (Tito) Daodu, MD, FRCSC

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
William Hammond
Abdullah Alenazi

Previous 5 fellows:
Mercedes Pilkington
2021
Pediatric Surgeon (locum) and Research Fellow EQuIS
Calgary, Alberta

Oluwatomilayo (Tito) Daodu
2020
Pediatric Surgeon
Calgary, Alberta

Osamah Almosallam, MD
2019
Pediatric Surgeon
Saudi Arabia

Jennifer Lam
2018
Pediatric Surgeon
London, Ontario

Carlos Alvarez-Allende, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon
Puerto Rico

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: There is a PGME Office honorarium: up to $2000/trip for Residents travelling to present original research as well as encouragement to apply for leadership funding (PGME).

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1075

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY 6 – $84,067 CAD; PGY 7 – $90,826 CAD; PGY 8 – $98,141 CAD

Last updated: 11/04/2021

Program websitehttps://www.surgery.northwestern.edu/divisions/pediatric/index.html

Institution Information

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL United States

Number of beds: 360

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

In the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top hospital in Illinois, ranking in all 10 specialties. Lurie Children’s was named a level 1 pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), becoming the first children’s hospital in Illinois to earn this status.

Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. We focus on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures. In partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, our scientists work in labs, in clinics, at the patient bedside and in the community to unravel the root causes of pediatric and adolescent disease, to understand childhood injury and to find factors that precipitate health problems in childhood and over a lifetime. Our researchers work every day to develop new therapies and prevention strategies.

More than 220,000 children receive the highest-quality medical care at Lurie Children’s each year.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

Associate Program Director: Seth Goldstein, MD

Program manager: Emily Gay
egay@luriechildrens.org
312-227-4734

Faculty:
Amir Alhajjat, MD
Anthony C. Chin, MD
Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Julia Grabowski, MD
Seth Goldstein, MD
Yue-Yung Hu, MD
Rashmi Kabre, MD
Monica Langer, MD
Timothy Lautz, MD
Caroline Lemoine, MD
Ann O’Connor, MD
Mehul Raval, MD
Marleta Reynolds, MD
Erin E. Rowell, MD
Aimen F. Shaaban, MD
Riccardo Superina, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Guillermo Ares, MD
Samantha Ahle, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Nathaniel Koo, MD
Elliott Pennington, MD
Chethan Sathya, MD
Brian Craig, MD
Jamie Harris, MD

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule:

Program Year 1: 1 month in NICU & 1 month in PICU, rest of time spent with Pediatric Surgery

Program Year 2: Solely spent with Pediatric Surgery

Call Schedule: Split home call

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Standard courses, with opportunity to individualize as needed

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1200

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 11/05/2021

Program website: https://medicine.uams.edu/surgery/fellowships/pediatric-surgery/

As the only free-standing tertiary children’s hospital in the state, ACH provides fellows with the broad-based clinical experiences necessary to practice pediatric surgery independently in a variety of settings. These experiences occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings exclusively on the ACH campus in Little Rock. Furthermore, trainees achieve this goal in an educational learning environment second to none. Our faculty are close-knit and share a common commitment to the fellows’ acquisition of medical knowledge and continual lifelong-learning. ACH has also been verified as both a Level 1 Children’s Surgery center and a Level 1 Children’s Trauma center by the ACS. As such, fellows will develop and actively participate in quality initiatives in a setting emphasizing teamwork.

Institution Information

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR United States

Number of beds: 350

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

ACH is the only free-standing tertiary children’s hospital in Arkansas. The ACH campus spans 36 city blocks and is currently licensed for 336 beds. ACH has the only pediatric ICU in the state with 26 beds, cardiovascular ICU with 30 beds and the only Level IV NICU that is licensed for 104 beds. ACH offers outpatient, inpatient, perioperative, full diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients from micro-preemies to select adults with pediatric medical issues. Arkansas Children’s Hospital offers the only mobile ECMO and pediatric ECMO in the state of Arkansas. ACH has a staff of approximately 505 physicians, and over 200 residents in pediatrics and pediatric surgery. Additionally, the pediatric surgical service performs approximately 2,400 cases yearly.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Sid Dassinger, MD

Associate Program Director: Sam Smith, MD

Program manager: Sunny Worthington
worthingtonsr@archildrens.org
501-364-4439

Faculty:
Todd Maxson, MD
Richard Jackson, MD
Sid Dassinger, MD
Jeff Burford, MD
Marcene McVay-Gillam, MD
Deidre Wyrick, MD
Lindsey Wolf, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Patrick Bonasso, MD
Elise McKenna, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Lori Gurien, MD MPH
2021
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Nemours Children’s Health System
Jacksonville, FL

Mikki Kollisch-Singule MD
2020
Assistant Professor of Surgery, SUNY Upstate
Syracuse, NY

Deidre Wyrick, MD
2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UAMS
Little Rock, AR

Mark Ryan, MD, MPH
2018
Assistant Professor of Surgery UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Fabienne Gray, MD
2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery LSU Health Science Center
New Orleans, LA

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: We pay for Transition to Fellowship bootcamp, Pectus course, St. Jude course, MIS course, Colorectal course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 09/14/2021

Program websitehttps://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/divisions/pediatric-surgery/education/pediatric-surgery-residency

The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the top Pediatric Surgery Residency programs in the nation. The Pediatric Surgery Residency Program has continual full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program accepts one resident per year. Applicants must have completed a five-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) General Surgery Residency Program and be board-eligible in general surgery.

This two-year residency is primarily at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the nation. Residents are exposed to a broad array of surgical cases and work closely with residents in pediatric medicine in the care of sick infants and children.

The first year includes up to two months of elective time, which may be tailored to the trainee’s special interests and career goals. In addition, the resident spends one month in the neonatal intensive care unit. During the remainder of the year, he or she has senior responsibilities at Texas Children’s Hospital. The second year is spent as chief resident of the program.

The program strives to graduate residents who excel as practitioners of pediatric surgery and become top leaders in the field, whether in academics or the private sector.

Strengths  

  • The large clinical volume of index cases allows the fellow to focus on those cases which interest them
  • Diverse faculty with variety of experience and interests
  • Yearly mock oral exam course provided for current fellows and graduated fellows;
  • Dedicated programs in Colorectal, Thyroid, Fetal, Surgical Oncology, and Chest Wall Deformities – none of these programs have fellows of their own to limit experience of the pediatric surgery fellow.

Weaknesses

  • Strong Pedi GYN and ENT divisions may limit exposure in these areas, although electives can be arranged
  • Fellows not involved in transplant cases.

Institution Information

Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX United States

Number of beds: 959

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital consists of a Main Campus, which includes the Pavilion for Women and Legacy Tower.  The Pavilion for Women houses the Fetal Program, and the Legacy Tower consists of 25 floors devoted to ICU care and has a helipad for transporting patients to our hospital. Texas Children’s also consists of a West Campus (PICU, no NICU) and a Woodlands Campus (PICU and NICU). For fiscal year 2019, the Division of Pediatric General Surgery performed 6,632 cases, with 3,993 at the Main Campus. Pediatric surgery fellows have privileges and access to operative cases at all campuses.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Mark V. Mazziotti, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director: Jed G. Nuchtern, MD and Kristy Rialon, MD

Program manager: Maelene Phillips
(713) 798-6078
Fax: (713) 798-8941
pedisurgerytraining@bcm.edu

Faculty:
Sundeep Keswani, MD — Professor and Division Chief
Swathi Balaji, PhD — Assistant Professor
Lily Cheng, MD – Assistant Professor
Alice King, MD — Assistant Professor
Louis Le, MD — Assistant Professor
Timothy C. Lee, MD — Associate Professor
Mark V. Mazziotti, MD, MEd — Professor
Allen Milewicz, MD — Associate Professor
Paul K. Minifee, MD — Associate Professor
Jed G. Nuchtern, MD — Professor
Kristy L. Rialon, MD — Assistant Professor
Ruben Rodriguez, MD, MMSC — Assistant Professor
Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA — Associate Professor
Yan Shi, MD – Assistant Professor
Shawn Stafford, MD — Assistant Professor
Adam Vogel, MD — Associate Professor
David Wesson, MD — Professor, retired
Sanjeev A. Vasudevan, MD — Associate Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Ross Beckman, MD (1st year fellow)
Ekene Onwuka, MD (2nd year fellow)

Previous 5 fellows:
Lily Cheng, MD
2019-2021
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Raphael Sun, MD
2018-2020
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Co-Director of Fetal Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University

Ihab Halaweish, MD
2017-2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sara C. Fallon, MD
2016-2018
HCA Healthcare
Houston, TX

Danielle M. Hsu, MD
2015-2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Texas

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year home and 1-2 nights in house per month
2nd Year home and 1-2 nights in house per month
Conference Schedule
Each conference is one hour per week:Fellows Conference combined with University of Texas faculty
Pathology/Radiology Conference
Mobidity/Mortality Conference
Indications Conference
Surgery Quality Improvement Conference alternating with Surgery Grand Rounds
Trauma M&M (monthly)Optional Conferences: Fetal, GI, Tumor Board

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Colorectal Course, Oncology course (St. Jude’s), APSA (first year fellow), AAP Section on Surgery (second year fellow); ECMO Course at UT; Pediatric Surgery Boot Camp (prior to fellowship).

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1,228

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: (2019-2020) PGY6: $69,947; PGY7: $72,306; PGY8: $74,114

Last updated: 10/14/2021

Program websitehttps://surgery.med.ubc.ca/divisions/pediatric-surgery/

Pediatric surgery fellows are ultimately responsible for the supervision of the pediatric surgical service, including inpatient and outpatient consultations, pre- and post-operative care, as well as operative procedures. They will learn the full breadth of pediatric surgery, and are expected to be ambassadors for our division throughout the hospital and wider community. As such, successful candidates for pediatric surgery fellowship must have a demonstrable track record of interest in the field of pediatric surgery, exemplary communication and leadership skills and a commitment to patient/family-centered care.

The pediatric surgery program at the BC Children’s Hospital is responsible for all tertiary/quaternary level surgical care for children in the province of British Columbia, with an enormous geographical catchment area and a population served approaching 5 million people. As such, we see the full spectrum of congenital, oncologic and pediatric trauma populations, with many routine pediatric procedures (onychectomy, appendectomy, etc…) performed at outside facilities. We take particular pride in servicing our northern, remote and indigenous communities in a culturally contextualized manner. We also dedicate considerable energy and resources to ensuring a rigorous academic curriculum nested within the educational framework of both the Royal College of Canada as well as the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Our median case volumes remain well within the standards of the ACS, and electives in other surgical subspecialties as well as an international experience are available depending on individual trainee interests and career aspirations.

Institution Information

Training Site #1

BC Children’s Hospital, free-standing children’s hospital, with attached obstetrical center (BC Women’s)
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Faculty Information

Program Director: Robert Baird, MD
robert.baird@cw.bc.ca 

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Thomas Coules
thomas.coules@cw.bc.ca

Faculty:
Eric Webber MD (Division Head)
Erik Skarsgard MD
Sonia Butterworth MD
Hannah Piper MD
Shahrzad Joharifard MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows:
One fellow per year (Matched fellows every other year)

Current fellow(s):
Martina Mudri (Chief)
AlReem Al-Hinai

Previous 5 fellows: 
Al Ghalya AlMaawali      Muscat, Oman

Arash Safavi,                Phoenix AZ

Candace Haddock         Fresno, CA

Brian Coakley               Mount Sinai, NY

Abdullah AlShehri          King Saud University & King Khaled University Hospital

Curriculum Information

Mandatory NICU/PICU rotation in y1; electives available

12 months consecutive PSx in y2

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Fully Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2020 (next accreditation in 2026)

Meeting/Training Course policy:

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1000

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: https://www.carms.ca/match/r-1-main-residency-match/salary/#1511459599452-6c7d2a84-0f83

Last updated: 10/27/2021

Program websitehttp://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/departments/surgery#

Boston Children’s Hospital has a long and rich tradition of training the leaders in pediatric surgery. Our fellowship is the crown jewel of a Department steeped in history as the birthplace of pediatric surgery and yet dedicated to pushing our field forward as a leader in education, innovation, research and clinical care. The fellowship is a two-year clinical training program for which we have three ACGME approved positions. One resident is selected to begin training on odd years and two residents to begin training on even years through the National Resident Matching Program administered by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The applicant must have completed a general surgical training program by the time of program matriculation and be eligible to take the qualifying examination in general surgery given by the American Board of Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Our fellowship offers exposure to a large volume of ‘bread and butter’ as well as complex cases with liberal use of minimally invasive techniques. Operative experience includes thoracic, abdominal, urologic, oncologic, vascular, endoscopic and transplant surgery. The Fellows’ clinic (Index Clinic) offers residents the opportunity to regularly participate in outpatient evaluation and postoperative follow-up of pediatric surgical diseases.

The program is structured to offer residents a total of 16 months of their 24 month tenure as the chief on one of our two services, working closely with our surgical faculty and their co-fellows in all aspects of patient management on the surgical floors, ICU and NICU. A staff of over 18 pediatric nurse practitioners provide the chief residents with experienced and reliable care of all surgical inpatients 24 hours per day and 7 nights per week. In addition, one of the chief residents functions as the administrative chief resident, helping to organize the operating room schedule, large surgical resident and medical student contingent and a robust educational conference schedule. Administrative staff within the Department help the chief residents with these tasks.

A very close working relationship exists between the surgical faculty and the pediatric surgery residents. In addition to primary surgeons coordinating care of patients with the fellows, a staff surgeon is assigned as the “Surgeon of the Day” for acute consults and another staff surgeon as “Surgeon of the Week” to help care for the inpatient services and serve as sounding boards for the fellows as they make patient care decisions.

In the ICU and NICU, the chief residents collaborate with critical care and neonatology staff to direct the multidisciplinary care of these patients. The general surgery census averages 40-70 inpatients per day.

Institution Information

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA United States

Number of beds: 404

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports. It is home to the world’s largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s Hospital has more than 40 clinical departments and 258 specialized clinical programs. Boston Children’s Hospital has approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures last year.
http://www.childrenshospital.org/

Faculty Information

Program Director: Craig Lillehei, MD

Associate Program Director: Thomas Hamilton, MD; Biren Modi, MD, MPH

Program manager: Katherine Bryer
katherine.bryer@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-2469

Faculty:
Terry Buchmiller, MD
Catherine Chen, MD, MPH
Alex Cuenca, MD, PhD
Belinda Dickie, MD, PhD
Farokh Demehri, MD
Steven Fishman, MD
Thomas Hamilton, MD
Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD
Heung Bae Kim, MD
Craig Lillehei, MD
Biren Modi, MD, MPH
Somala Mohammed, MD, MPH
David Mooney, MD, MPH
Prathima Nandivada, MD
Konstantinos Papadakis, MD
Mark Puder, MD, PhD
Shawn Rangel, MD
Robert Shamberger, MD
Khashayar Vakili, MD
Brent Weil, MD, MPH
Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD
Jill Zalieckas, MD, MPH
Ben Zendejas-Mummert, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Danielle Cameron, MD, MPH
Jamie Robinson, MD, PhD
Woo Do, MD

Previous 5 fellows:

Hester Shieh, MD
2021
Pediatric Surgeon, John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St Petersburg, FL

Somala Mohammed, MD, MPH
2020
Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Prathima Nandivada, MD
2020
Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Farokh Demehri, MD
2019
Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert MD, MSc
2018
Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Bharath Nath, MD, PhD
2018
Pediatric Surgeon, Fairfax Neonatal Associates
Fairfax, VA

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
The Pediatric General Surgery Service is divided into two separate teams, the Gross and Ladd Services, in order to group patients/surgeons according to their primary disease process (e.g. Short Bowel Syndrome, Transplant, Oncology, Esophageal Atresia, Colorectal, etc.). There is one pediatric surgery fellow assigned as the chief of each service.
Call Schedule
The pediatric surgery fellow does not take in-house call. The pediatric surgery fellows take home call which counts toward the 80 hour work week limit. In general, the fellows take home call Q3 and work every third weekend. The pediatric surgery fellows have two weeks of vacation each year.
Conference Schedule
The Department provides a number of didactic teaching programs: Advanced Fetal Care Conference, Fellows Index Clinic, Didactic Lecture Series, Combined Gastroenterology/Surgery Conference, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Oncology Radiology Conference, Professor Rounds, Combined Radiology/Surgery Conference, Surgical Grand Rounds, Trauma Conference, Vascular Anomalies Conference.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Financial support for attendance at APSA, AAP, as well as specialty courses such as MIS, Oncology and Colorectal.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1,091

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $120,000 per year

Program Website - https://med.brown.edu/pedisurg/index.html

Overview of Fellowship

The fellowship program at Brown University was first accredited in 1995 shortly after the opening of the new Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  Its previous fellows have had a growing impact on the field of pediatric surgery through their roles as Division Directors, NIH (KO8 and R01)-funded clinician scientists, fetal surgery program directors, trauma program directors and missionary pediatric surgeons.  The Fellowship Program aims to train excellent clinicians who are future leaders of their field.  Hasbro Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the neighboring 75 bed NICU at Women and Infant’s Hospital, serves a diverse patient population. The setting of Providence, RI provides an energetic and culturally rich background for fellows as they complete their two years of training.

Institution Information

Training site #1:

Name: Hasbro Children’s Hospital
#beds: 85

Percentage of time at this location: 90%

Children’s hospital within an adult hospital

Brief description of other hospital information

5000 operations/year
50,000 ER visits/year

Programs:

Fetal Surgery Program
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
Vascular Anomalies Program
Multidisciplinary Bowel Rehabilitation Program
Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
Level 1 Burn Center
Pediatric ECMO Program
Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
Founding member of NAFNet

Training Site #2:

Name: Women and Infants Hospital
#beds: 75

Percentage of time at this location: 10%

Brief description of other hospital information

Member of NICHD, MFMU, and Neonatal Research Network

Faculty Information

Program Director
Elizabeth Renaud, MD

Program manager and contact info
Pamela Richardson
prichardson@lifespan.org
phone 401-444-5180
fax 401-444-6681

List of Faculty and titles

Francois Luks, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Surgeon in Chief, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Joshua Honeyman, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Julie Monteagudo, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric ECMO

Elizabeth J. Renaud, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Pediatric Trauma Medical Director

Fellow Information

Number of fellows:
one every other year

Current fellow(s) names:
Melissa Vanover, MD

List of previous 5 fellows: name, grad year, current position

Inna Lobeck, MD, 2021. American Family Children’s Hospital/University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Julie Monteagudo, MD, 2019.  Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

Alexis Smith, MD, 2017. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Joseph Hartwich, MD, 2015.  Inova Children’s Hospital, Fairfax, VA.

Shaun A. Steigman, MA, 2013.  New York Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.

Call schedule

1st Year – Home call, Q2 with APP coverage

2nd Year – Home Call, Q2 with APP coverage

Conference Schedule

Tuesday            7 am Surgery Grand Rounds

Wednesday      7 am Department of Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference

7:45 am Perinatal Management Conference

8 am alternating weeks: Pediatric Surgery Conferences, Tumor Board

9 am alternating weeks: Pediatric Surgery Conferences, Pediatric Surgery M&M

Friday               12 PM M.A.D.A.M Conference

Program Information 

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Initial Accreditation: June 29, 1995

Continued Accreditation: January 7, 2021

Meeting/Training Course policy

Pays for APSA meeting first year, APP meeting second year, St. Jude Course, and Fellowship Bootcamp.  Will also cover any additional meeting if fellow is presenting his/her own work.

Does the program provide financial support for candidate interviews?
No

Optional information

What is the average total number of cases performed by your graduating fellows over the past five years?
1044

Board Passage rate (last ten years)
100%

Fellow Salary
First year: $77,478
Second year: $82,524

Last updated: 03/06/2020

Program websitehttps://www.chla.org/fellowship/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers a comprehensive two-year residency (fellowship) training program in pediatric surgery. This fellowship program, designed for residents who have completed their training and are Board-eligible in general surgery, is accredited by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The Division of Pediatric Surgery participates in the National Intern and Resident Matching Plan and chooses one fellow each year for the program.

Our fellowship offers a great breadth of cases. Operative cases include extensive experience with neonatal surgery, anorectal malformations, pediatric surgical oncology, hepatobiliary and thoracic surgery. In the first year, junior fellows gain experience in general pediatric surgery, trauma, neonatology and intensive care of older children, pediatric otolaryngology, and urology. They gradually assume a greater role in patient management and administrative duties in the final two months of the year. In the second year, senior fellows participate in virtually all newborn surgery, tumor surgery and non-cardiothoracic surgery while on service and have administrative responsibilities for weekly conferences.

There are weekly lectures led by Pediatric Surgery faculty as well as other faculty members from other specialties such as pediatric oncology, neonatology and pediatric anesthesiology. Each weekly lecture is followed by rounds in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU), where fellows, residents and medical students review complex neonatal surgical patients and discuss challenging scenarios to simulate the pediatric surgery boards. Pediatric Surgery and NICCU faculty members lead the rounds.

Attendance at outpatient clinics one half-day a week is required, and a monthly clinic devoted to long-term patient-care follow-up is mandatory throughout the two-year fellowship. Residents can attend specialty clinics such as Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Colorectal Clinic, Trauma Clinic and Aerodigestive Clinic.

At our facility, fellows will have access to the knowledge and expertise of 13 pediatric surgeons who have different backgrounds, teaching methods and interests. Fellows will also be mentored on becoming a successful surgeon in academic medicine.

During the fellowship, the senior fellow is expected to complete the American Board of Surgery qualifying and certification exams in general surgery. Upon completion of the fellowship program, the graduating fellow will be eligible to take the Board exam in pediatric surgery.

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA United States

Number of beds: 391

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

>17K Discharges/year
>17K surgeries/year

Faculty Information

Program Director: Kasper S. Wang, MD

Associate Program Director: Eugene S. Kim, MD

Program manager: Jane Lee
janelee@chla.usc.edu
323-361-3644

Faculty:
Dean Anselmo, MD
David Bliss, MD
Christopher Gayer, MD, PhD
Tracy Grikscheit, MD
Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD
Eugene Kim, MD
Nam Nguyen, MD
Juan Carlos Pelayo, MD
Cathy Shin, MD
Eveline Shue, MD
Ryan Spurrier, MD
James Stein, MD
Kasper Wang, MD
Ashley Walther, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Willieford Moses, MD
David Darcy, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Ashley Walther, MD
2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Shannon Castle, MD
2018
Valley Children’s Hospital

Eveline Shue, MD
2017
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Erik Barthel, MD, PhD
2016
Valley Children’s Hospital

Aaron Jensen, MD
2015
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – home
Q2 weekdays
Other – every other weekend

2nd Year – home
Q2 weekdays
Other – every other weekend

Conference Schedule
Weekly: Pediatric Surgery M&M Conference, Thursday Lecture Core Series, Thursday NICU rounds
Monthly: Trauma M&M Conference
Biannually: Surgical Grand Rounds at USC Keck SOM/academic year, Surgery MM Conference at  USC Keck SOM/academic year

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Junior fellow attends the Transition to the Fellowship Bootcamp, APSA Conference and the ACGME Leadership Conference
Second year fellow attends the following conferences/courses: AAP, Colorectal, MIS, Oncology

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1222

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: According to Post Graduate Year

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program websitehttps://www.childrensdmc.org/our-services/surgery/meet-the-surgeons

We are interested in candidates who wish to a have a broad scope of experiences in the care or surgical diseases of infants and children with faculty who are committed to their education. Our strengths are in the surgical management of the patients at all levels including having the NICU and PICU surgical patients on our surgical service with our service managing all these patients. We have a robust trauma and burn program. We have an ECMO service which we run. We have a Intestinal Rehabilitation Program. Although we do some clinical research our strength is the clinical experience from the common to the rare diseases of children. https://www.childrensdmc.org/our-services/surgery/meet-the-surgeons.

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI United States

Number of beds: 250

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

10,000 OR cases per year. Over 100,000 ER visits per year.

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: Scott Langenburg, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Program Director: Justin Klein, MD, FACS, FAAP

Program manager: Michelle Brock
mbrock@dmc.org
313-831-3220

Faculty:
Joseph Lelli, MD — Surgeon-In-Chief
Christina Shanti, MD — Chief of General Surgery
Lydia Donoghue, MD — Trauma Medical Director
Justin Klein, MD — Burn Medical Director
Michelle Veenstra, MD — ECMO Director

 

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Paulette Abbas, MD
Brenna Fullerton, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Michelle Veenstra, MD
2019
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan

Iljana Gaffar, MD
2018
Pediatric Surgeon
Fairfax, Virginia

Anthony Munaco, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon
Peoria, Illinois

Christopher Turner, MD
2016
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Portland, Maine

Grace Nicksa, MD
2015
Kaiser Permantente
Santa Clara, CA

 

 

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: home call
2nd year: home call

 

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Yes

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $60,000/year

Last updated: 09/14/2021

Program websitehttps://www.chop.edu/pediatric-fellowships/pediatric-general-surgery-fellowship

The training program for the Louise Schnaufer Endowed Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery is two years in duration beginning August 1 of each year. All training occurs at a single site, the Main Campus of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The fellow’s primary training will take place within the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery. This is a “fellow-centered” clinical service that demands efficiency, ownership, and constant reflection-in-action to build proficiency. The educational program in pediatric surgery includes operating room experience, bedside clinical teaching, and an active conference routine.

Institution Information

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Thane Blinman, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Shakira Tucker
tuckers4@email.chop.edu
215-590-5294

Faculty:
Scott Adzick, MD – Surgeon-in-Chief
Thane Blinman, MD – Program Director
Edward Doolin, MD – Attending Surgeon
Michael Nance, MD – Attending Surgeon
Gary Nace, MD – Attending Surgeon
Alan Flake, MD – Attending Surgeon
Holly Hedrick, MD – Attending Surgeon
Pablo Laje, MD – Atteding Surgeon
Peter Mattei, MD – Attending Surgeon
William Peretanteau, MD – Attending Surgeon
Myron Allukian, MD – Attending Surgeon
Emily Partridge, MD – Attending Surgeon
Joy Collins, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Avery Rossidis, MD
Patrick McGovern, MD
John Stratigis, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Dana Schwartz, MD
2021

Lindsey Wolf, MD
2021

Matthew Hornick, MD
2020

Matthew Boelig, MD
2019

Emily Partridge, MD
2019

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Initial accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: yes

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program websitehttps://childrensnational.org/research-and-education/healthcare-education/residencies-and-fellowships/fellowship-programs/surgery

Our program seeks highly skilled, dedicated and motivated individuals who are committed to providing the best possible care to patients and their families. The fellows in our program will receive extensive experience and training in the surgery of congenital malformations, oncology, minimally invasive procedures, colorectal and pelvic reconstruction and complex pediatric cases. They manage patients on the pediatric surgery service along with an attending physician.

Institution Information

Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC United States

Number of beds: 323

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Mikael Petrosyan, MD, MBA

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Yvette Dill
ydill@cnmc.org
202-476-2151

Faculty:
Anthony D. Sandler, MD – Surgeon-In-Chief and Senior Vice President, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute
Timothy D. Kane, MD – Chief, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery
Marc A. Levitt, MD – Chief, Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Mikael Petrosyan, MD – Associate Chief, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, Director, Surgical Residency Training Program
Andrea Badillo, MD – Surgical Director, Fetal Medicine Institute
Randall S. Burd, MD – Chief, Division of Trauma and Burn Services
Arunachalam Thenappan, MD – Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Philip C. Guzzetta, MD
Jeffrey R. Lukish, MD
Louis M. Marmon, MD
Evan P. Nadler, MD – Co-Director, Children’s National Obesity Institute
Manuel B. Torres, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Jun Tashiro, MD
Rodrigo Mon, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Jason Sulkowski
2019
VCU
Virginia, Richmond

Jarod McAteer
2018
Attending Surgeon, Private Practice
Anchorage, Alaska

Ivan Gutierrez
2018
Navy, Active duty
San Diego, California

Allison Speer
2016
UT health
Houston Texas

Eric Jelin
2015
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Every other Wed and every other Saturday
2nd year: Every other Tuesday and Every other Saturday

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy:

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1500

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 10/14/2021

Program website: https://medicine.ouhsc.edu/Academic-Departments/Surgery/Education-Programs/Residency-Fellowship-Programs/Pediatric-Surgery-Residency-Fellowship-Program

Overview of Fellowship

General overview statement that might include the following:

  • Description of type of candidate program seeks:

The candidate should be an excellent surgeon who is completing/ has completed general surgery training. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to a career caring for children, and possess the characteristics of integrity and an aptitude for scholarship and education.

  • Program self-reported strengths
  • Our program is a busy clinical program with ample opportunities for scholarship. We are in a metropolitan center and pride ourselves on having a friendly and supportive group of faculty and providers, where a positive fellowship experience is our priority.
  • Program self-reported weaknesses
  • We are looking forward to a return to in person conferences from the virtual format to continue to support our educational mission.

 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to train surgeons to be able to practice independently in the care of newborns, infants, and children and to expose them to scholarly activity, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Program Aims:

Our program aim is to train pediatric surgical fellows to become excellent clinical surgeons. We emphasize the fields of general, including trauma, and thoracic pediatric surgery. Our fellows are expected to become proficient in open as well as minimally invasive operative techniques. We also train our fellows in the critical care of newborns, infants, and children including ventilator and nutritional management, as well as the care of patients while on ECMO. We expect our fellows to understand the importance of, and participate in, scholarly activity and quality and safety performance improvement.

Describe how the program will achieve/ensure diversity in trainee recruitment, selection, and retention.

Our university has an office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement that helps formulate our policy on diversity which our faculty follows. These guidelines are used when our faculty recruit and select our trainees. As part of our educational conference we have included modules on implicit bias, cultural competency, and diversity and inclusion.

Describe how the program will achieve/ensure diversity in the individuals participating in the training program (e.g. faculty, administrative personnel, etc.).:

Our university has an office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement that helps formulate our policy on diversity. Our faculty and administrative personnel each participate in our training program and each follow the University of Oklahoma policy on diversity. We actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Institution Information

Training Site #1

Name and location: OU Medical Center- Children’s Hospital

# of beds: 348

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Percentage of time at this location

Pediatric Surgical Service OU Medical System Block Diagram PGY 1 Pediatric Surgery Resident 12 months

Block 1

Institutions 1 and 2 OU Medical Center and OU Physicians Rotation name Pediatric surgery

% Inpatient 85% (pediatric surgery 75%, neonatal intensive care unit 7%, pediatric intensive care unit 3%)

% Outpatient 8%

% Research 2%

PGY 2 Pediatric Surgery Resident 12 months Block 1

Institutions 1 and 2 OU Medical Center and OU Physicians Rotation name Pediatric surgery

% Inpatient 85%

% Outpatient 8%

% Research 2%

Training Site Type (e.g. free standing children’s hospital, children’s hospital within adult hospital): Free Standing Children’s Hospital

Optional free text: Brief description of other hospital information (discharges, cases/year, programs, etc.)

Faculty Information

Program Director: Catherine Hunter, MD, FACS

Associate Program Director: Cameron Mantor, MD

Program manager: Brookelynne Davidson
Brookelynne-Davidson@ouhsc.edu
405-271-5911 x42471

Faculty:
Catherine Hunter, MD – Program Director
Cameron Mantor, MD – Division Chief
Nikola Puffinbager, MD
Alex Ruiz, MD
Jeremy Johnson, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Alessandra Landmann, MD (PGY7)
Jonathan Green, MD (PGY6)

Previous 5 fellows:
Rodrigo Interiano, MD (2020)

Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik, MD (2019)

Michael Megison, MD (2018)

John Schneider, MD (2017)

Jeremy Johnson , MD (2016)

Curriculum Information

Block schedule

Pediatric Surgical Service OU Medical System Block Diagram PGY 1 Pediatric Surgery Resident 12 months

Block 1

Institutions 1 and 2 OU Medical Center and OU Physicians Rotation name Pediatric surgery

% Inpatient 85% (pediatric surgery 75%, neonatal intensive care unit 7%, pediatric intensive care unit 3%)

% Outpatient 8%

% Research 2%

PGY 2 Pediatric Surgery Resident 12 months Block 1

Institutions 1 and 2 OU Medical Center and OU Physicians Rotation name Pediatric surgery

% Inpatient 85%

% Outpatient 8%

% Research 2%

Call schedule (provide document to APSA or choose below)

1st Year – home call
Q2
Q3
Q4
Other
Explain

2nd Year – home call
Q2
Q3
Q4
Other
Explain

Program Information

Program Information
RRC accreditation status
Initial Accreditation
Continued Accreditation
Other

Meeting/Training Course policy (Does program pay for courses or meetings? e.g. our program would say, “Pays for one meeting and one course per year plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.  Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training”)

Does the program provide financial support for candidate interviews? Yes

Optional information

What is the average total number of cases performed by your graduating fellows over the past five years? N/A

Board Passage rate (last ten years) N/A

Fellow Salary: N/A

Last updated: 10/27/2021

Program website: https://enseignement.chusj.org/fr/Etudiants-en-stage/Fellowships/Fellowship-en-chirurgie-pediatrique https://medpostdoc.umontreal.ca/programmes/chirurgie-pediatrique/

The Pediatric Surgery Training Program at CHU Sainte-Justine is a two-year residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The reciprocity agreement between the Royal College and ACGME in the United States permits the trainee who successfully completed the program to be qualified for examinations in Pediatric Surgery given by the Royal College and the American Board of Surgery.  The program was founded more than 60 years ago and has trained about a hundred of pediatric surgeons who are now practicing all over the world.

Since August 2020, the program has transitioned to Competency by Design, the Royal College’s model of competency-based medical education. As part of this model, the curriculum is designed to permit the progressive acquisition of the competencies of a pediatric surgeon. The fellows have frequent assessment and meaningful feedback from faculty. The first year include 2 mandatory 1- month rotations (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). During the second year, the fellow works at the level of chief resident in Pediatric Surgery and gain progressive autonomy. A learning plan is tailored toward the needs of the fellow and elective rotations in other pediatric surgical specialties, other pediatric hospital (typically the Montreal Children’s Hospital) or abroad internationally can be organized. The ultimate goal is to train a competent pediatric surgeon ready for an independent practice in an academic or non-academic position.

Institution Information

CHU Sainte-Justine
Montreal, QC Canada

Number of beds: 400 with 80 NICU and 32 PICU beds

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

The CHU Sainte-Justine is a francophone Level 1 trauma center with 12 000 traumas per year including 600 admissions in trauma. It has a 15-room surgery department where more than 10 000 surgeries are performed annually. It offers the whole breadth of highly specialized pediatric surgical services and is the training center for multiple pediatric fellowships training programs (Neonatology, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine), giving a rich opportunity for interaction with other pediatric fellows. CHU Sainte-Justine is also a kidney and liver transplant center and the fellows, depending of their interest, are welcome to be involved with the care of these patients. Since 2016, a new 7-story specialized unit building integrating clinical care and research has been added to the hospital. Specific opportunities for research include: oncology, clinical bioethics, simulation based training, and surgical education). The “Centre de simulation mère-enfant” is a simulation center located in the hospital allowing a facilitated access for interdisciplinary simulation activities.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Ann Aspirot, MD, FRCPC

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Caroline Dufour
caroline.dufour.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
514-345-4688

Faculty:
Marianne Beaudin, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Mona Beaunoyer, MD, FRCPC
Sarah Bouchard, MD, FRCPC, FACS
Rebecca Brocks, MD, FACS
Michel Lallier, MD, FRCPC
Nelson Piché, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACS
Dickens Saint-Vil, MD, FRCPC, FACS

Fellow Information

Number of fellows:
Alternately, one one year and two the other year for a total of three fellows

Current fellow(s):
James Saltsman
Kristen Calabro
Camille Plourde

Previous 5 fellows:
Dre Catherine K. Beaumier, 2018, Valley Children's Hospital, Merced, CA
Dre Josée Trébichavsky, 2018, CHUS, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Dre Danielle Leblanc, 2019, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA
Dre Shahrzad Joharifard, 2020, BC Children's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr Shin Miyata, 2020, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA
Dre Maeve Trudeau, 2021, Montreal Children’s Hospital, University of Montreal, Canada

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule

Description Term Center where training is given
General Pediatric Surgery 21 periods CHU Sainte-Justine
Pediatric Intensive Care 1 period CHU Sainte-Justine
Neonatalogy 1 period CHU Sainte-Justine
Call Schedule
1st Year
Home call Q3 for fellow-level /index cases (NICU, PICU, level 1 trauma)
5 home calls per month with Full Pediatric Surgery Coverage2nd Year
Home call Q3 for fellow-level /index cases (NICU, PICU, level 1 trauma)
5 home calls per month with Full Pediatric Surgery Coverage
Conference Schedule
Monday:
Trauma multidisciplinary meeting (weekly)
Prenatal diagnosis multidisciplinary meeting (twice a week)
Anorectal malformation multidisciplinary meeting (twice a month)
Tuesday:
GI rounds (weekly alternating between IBD and short gut)
NICU-surgery conference (every 2 months)
Wednesday:
Departmental scientific conference (monthly)
Tumor board (weekly)Protected academic half-day (9h00-12h00 weekly) including but not limited to:
Didactic courses, pedscore curriculum (weekly)
Review of interesting cases and discussion of upcoming cases (weekly)
Pathology review interesting cases (monthly)
M and M (monthly)
Journal club:
Pediatric scientific conference (weekly)
Multidisciplinary trauma simulation (monthy)
Multidisciplinary esophageal atresia meeting
Thursday:
Prenatal diagnosis multidisciplinary meeting (twice a week)
Pneumology-surgery conference
Friday:
Research conference
Special conferences:
Northeastern Rounds (three times a year)
Conference from University of Montréal (CanMEDS day and Research days)

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The Pediatric Surgery Academic Funds pays for Transition to Fellowship Bootcamp, MIS, and oncology courses. It also pays for meetings if the fellow is presenting on behalf of the division.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 800

Board passage rate (3 years): 100% passed the ABS

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 11/19/2021

Program websitehttps://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/ped-surgery

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery offers a two-year residency (fellowship) in pediatric surgery. One new resident is chosen each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The applicant must have completed a general surgical training program and must be eligible to take the qualifying examination given by the American Board of Surgery. To date, more than 40 pediatric surgery fellows have been trained.

The fellowship is a two-year training program that emphasizes diverse clinical experience. In the first year, residents do a month-long rotation in neonatology, pediatric intensive care and colorectal surgery, as well as a two-week rotation in pediatric urology. The second-year chief resident’s responsibilities focus on managing the clinical care team along with the administration of the educational program. There are also two-week rotations in otolaryngology and vascular malformations along with a 4-week rotation in the fetal care center.

With faculty performing over 4100 operations annually, the pediatric surgical trainee gains extensive experience in managing a wide spectrum of common and complex pediatric surgical problems in neonates to young adults. This experience includes training in:

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Fetal surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques

The two-year curriculum combines structured rotations, didactic lectures and weekly and monthly educational conferences comprising:

  • Pediatric surgery grand rounds
  • Basic science lectures
  • Radiology conference
  • Tumor Board
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Trauma Conference
  • Pathology Conference

The resident is also expected to engage in independent study and self-directed learning. He or she is given access to computerized databases, library materials and journals, and given the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical and basic science research projects as well as Quality Improvement initiatives.

Pediatric surgery faculty members closely mentor the resident throughout training. More details can be found here.

Institution Information

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH United States

Number of beds: 500

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

27k cases/year

Faculty Information

Program Director: Greg M. Tiao, MD

Associate Program Director: Aaron P. Garrison, MD

Program manager: Meghan Wiesner
meghan.wiesner@cchmc.org
513-803-9226

Faculty:
Paul Wales, MD – Pediatric Surgery, Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Juan P. Gurria, MD – Pediatric Surgery, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Alexander J. Bondoc, MD — Pediatric and Transplant Surgery, Assistant; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Rebeccah L. Brown, MD, FACS, FAAP — Associate Director, Trauma Services; Director, Pediatric Trauma Fellowship; Co-Director, Chest Wall Center; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
A. Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH — Surgical Director Vascular Malformations Center; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH — Director, Trauma Services; Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Services; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Jason S. Frischer, MD — Director, Colorectal Center; Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Victor F. Garcia, MD, FACS, FAAP — Founding Director, Trauma Services; Co-Director, Chest Wall Center; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Aaron P. Garrison, MD —  Associate Program Director, Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC Department of Surgery
Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS — Surgical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program; Director of Surgical Research; Associate Director of Clinical Translation, CuSTOM; Director, Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Meera Kotagal, MD, MPH — Director, Pediatric Surgery Global Health Program; Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Foong-Yen Lim MD — Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center; Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Bhargava Mullapudi, MD — Pediatric and Transplant Surgery, Instructor, UC Department of Surgery
Jaimie D. Nathan, MD — Surgical Director, Pancreas Care Center; Surgical Director, Kidney and Intestinal Transplant Programs; Associate Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program; Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery,
Jose L. Peiro, MD — Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center, Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Todd A. Ponsky, MD — Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Nelson G. Rosen, MD — Associate Director, Colorectal Center; Professor UC Department of Surgery
Beth A. Rymeski, DO — Pediatric Surgery, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Gregory M. Tiao, MD — Division Director, Pediatric Surgery; Program Director, Fellowship; Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation; Frederick C. Ryckman Chair of Pediatric Surgery; Professor UC Department of Surgery
Daniel von Allmen, MD — Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery; Senior Vice President, Surgical Services; Surgical Director, Neuroblastoma Program; Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Irene “Iris” Lim-Beutel, MD (Senior)
Laura Galganski, MD (Junior)

Previous 5 fellows:
Eric Rellinger, MD
2021
University of Kentucky Healthcare

Christina Feng, MD
2020
Children’s National Hospital

Brian Englum, MD
2019
University of Maryland

Meera Kotagal, MD, MPH
2018
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Artur Chernoguz, MD
2017
Tufts University

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule

1st year: In the first few months of fellowship the junior fellow will do one in house call per week.
The remainder of the year is spent alternative home call with the senior fellow.
2nd year: Home call, alternating with junior fellow – Q2

Conference Schedule
Every Wednesday:
1200 – Radiology Conference, combined Pathology/Surgery Conference, Trauma Case Review Conference
1500 – Morbidity and Mortality
1600 – Grand Rounds

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Meeting/Training Course policy:  First year Fellows attend APSA and second year Fellows attend AAP. During the two years Fellows attend:  Colorectal, Laparoscopy, Oncology

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1085

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: According to Post Graduate year

Last updated: 09/14/2021

Program websitehttps://professionals.northwell.edu/graduate-medical-education/fellowship-pediatric-general-surgery-cohen-children-medical-center

The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell offers a two-year clinical fellowship training program in pediatric surgery at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The program offers a broad experience in all aspects of pediatric general surgery with extensive training in minimally invasive surgery, pediatric oncology, inflammatory bowel disease and neonatal surgery.

Institution Information

Cohen Children’s Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY United States

Number of beds: 202

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a major referral center for many pediatric surgical conditions including chest wall abnormalities, solid tumors, colorectal issues and complex neonatal anomalies. Cohen Children’s is the pediatric service line hub for the Northwell Health System (formerly NSLIJ) which encompasses 21 hospitals and over 42,000 births annually. In addition, Cohen Children’s is the major pediatric referral center for many other hospitals throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens and the only stand-alone ACS Accredited Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the region. The hospital is one of the leading ECMO centers in the New York-metro area. The training program features an extensive minimally invasive surgery experience, with all advanced laparoscopic and thorascopic procedures being performed by many of the faculty staff. Previous graduates of our program have been recognized for their superior minimally invasive skill sets by their future employers. Approximately 2200 ambulatory and inpatient cases are done by the pediatric general surgery service at Cohen Children’s each year.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY United States

Number of beds: 50

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Samuel Soffer, MD

Associate Program Director: Aaron Lipskar, MD

Program manager: Roseanne Milano
rmilano@northwell.edu
718-470-3135

Faculty:
Stephen Dolgin, MD
Richard Glick, MD
Andrew Hong, MD
Barrie Rich, MD
Jose Prince, MD — Division Chief
Chethan Sethya, MD
Larry Bodenstein, MD
Colleen Fitzpatrick, MD
Whitney Mcbride, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Charlotte Kvasnovsky, MD
Key Nguyen, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Naina Bagrodia,MD
2021
Cohen Children’s Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Yan Shi, MD
2020
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Rohini Olson, MD
2019
East Carolina Children’s Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina

Nathan Heinzerling, MD
2018
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, Ohio

Meade Barlow, MD
2017
Tacoma Children’s Hospital
Tacoma, Washington

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: home
2nd year: home

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for St Jude Course, MIS course, Colorectral course, AAP surgical section, APSA

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1300

Board passage rate (3 years): 100% written, 90% oral

Fellow salary: First Year Fellow: $81,500; Second Year Fellow: $83,000

Last Updated: January 25, 2021

Program Name

Dalhousie University, IWK Health

Program web page URL

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/surgery/divisions/pediatric-surgery.html

Overview of Fellowship

General overview statement that might include the following:

  • Description of type of candidate program seeks
  • Program self-reported strengths
  • Program self-reported weaknesses

Our Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery program is a 2-year training program affiliated with the Dalhousie University Department of Surgery and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Prospective candidates have usually completed 5-year General Surgery training in the US or Canada and complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). We select a new fellow every other year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Training spans from Aug 1st to July 31st on even years, which means that we participate on the interview process and the match on odd years.

Our program seeks highly-qualified and motivated individuals whose main goal is to become a clinically strong, academically inclined surgeon capable of:

  • Tackling most pediatric surgical conditions in an academic environment.
  • Developing solid communication skills and a team-based work mentality.
  • Demonstrating empathy and compassion towards patients and their families.

Strengths:

  • Large catchment area with no competition for index cases (neonatal surgery, oncology, etc.) in the region due to the nature of the Canadian healthcare system.
  • Close and collegial relationship between faculty and fellow, which provides a “junior attending” experience during the fellowship.
  • Manageable case load for a single fellow with a high complex-to-simple case ratio.
  • Flexibility for involvement with pediatric urology cases and other areas of pediatric surgery (ENT, cardiac) based on interest and career goals.

Weaknesses:

  • Low trauma volume.
  • Senior / junior fellow interaction not available since one fellow program.
  • No exposure to transplant surgery

Institution Information

Training site #1:

Name

IWK Health, Halifax, NS, Canada

#beds 122

Percentage of time at this location

100%

X free standing children’s hospital

children’s hospital within adult hospital

Brief description of other hospital information (discharges, cases/year, programs, etc.)

IWK Health is the only children’s Hospital serving the Eastern Canada Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). It is one of the teaching hospitals associated with the 200-year old Dalhousie University and the sole tertiary referral center for pediatric surgery and level I trauma center for the entire region, a catchment area of approximately 2 million people.

Our unique geographic position and distance from other children’s hospitals offer opportunity for excellent clinical experience in index pediatric surgery cases. The IWK enjoys a full complement of pediatric surgical and medical subspecialties with the resulting exposure to the complete spectrum of pediatric conditions and opportunities for multidisciplinary coordination.

Faculty Information

Program Director
Rodrigo Romao MD MSc FRCSC

Associate Program Director
Christopher Blackmore MD MSc FRCSC

Program manager and contact info
Marilyn Parsons
Marilyn.parsons@iwk.nshealth.ca

List of Faculty and titles

Christopher Blackmore MD MSc FRCSC

Dafydd Davies MD MSc FRCSC

Jessica Mills MD FRCSC

Rodrigo Romao MD MSc FRCSC

Fellow Information

Number of fellows:

one per year

X one every other year

other

Current fellow(s) names:

Mackenzie Lees

List of previous 5 fellows: name, grad year, current position

Natashia Seemann, 2020, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Christopher Blackmore, 2018, IWK Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Victoria Staab, 2016, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, NJ

James Pierce, 2014, Valley Children’s Hospital, CA

Wayne Truong, 2012, Glendale, AZ

 

Curriculum Information

Block schedule (enter text or provide document to APSA)

1st year – NICU (4 to 5 weeks), PICU (4 to 5 weeks) and Pediatric Surgery Service

2nd year – Pediatric Surgery, electives available based on interest (Urology, ENT / Airway, CV surgery)

Call schedule (provide document to APSA or choose below)

1st Year and 2nd Year – Home call Q4

Conference Schedule:

Pediatric Surgery Teaching Rounds / Academic halfday

Radiology Rounds

Neonatal quality meeting

Tumor Boards

QI / M&M Rounds

Journal club

Research Rounds

Program Information 

Full Accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with next review planned for 2026.

Accredited since 1988.

 

Meeting/Training Course policy (Does program pay for courses or meetings? e.g. our program would say, “Pays for one meeting and one course per year plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.  Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training”)

One Pediatric Surgery meeting per year (CAPS or APSA) plus additional meetings if presenting own work.

Pediatric Surgery Boot Camp

Colorectal, MIS, Oncology (St. Jude) courses 2nd year

AAP Job Fair 2nd year

Does the program provide financial support for candidate interviews?

No

Optional information

What is the average total number of cases performed by your graduating fellows over the past five years?

950 cases

Board Passage rate (last ten years)

100%

Fellow Salary

N/A

Last updated: 09/15/2021

Program websitehttp://www.surgery.emory.edu/specialties-and-programs/pediatric_surgery/pediatric-surgery-residency.html

The pediatric surgery fellowship of the Emory University School of Medicine is an ACGME approved two-year program. During the training period, fellows are responsible for the care of pre- and post-operative patients in both inpatient and outpatient clinic settings. As fellows master increasingly difficult skills and become adept at communicating with children and parents, they are assigned higher levels of responsibility in and out of the operating room. The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a comprehensive didactic curriculum examining all major topics in pediatric surgery. Fellows participate in weekly conferences on morbidity and mortality, pediatric radiology and pediatric oncology; attend bimonthly lectures on basic science topics; and participate in a monthly pediatric surgical pathology conference and journal club. Pediatric surgery residents present a weekly pediatric surgery conference for surgical and pediatric house officers, pediatric and surgical attendings, and nurses. In addition to clinical efforts, pediatric surgery fellows are expected to participate in the division's research mission. Studies driven by pediatric surgery fellows are strongly encouraged and will ideally result in original work being presented and published on the national/international level.

Institution Information

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston
Atlanta, GA United States

Number of beds: 340

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

On average, ~6500 cases/year including Scottish Rite

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite
Atlanta, GA United States

Number of beds: 325

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Matthew S. Clifton, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Nena Buie
bbuie@emory.edu
404-727-4375

Faculty:
Amina Bhatia, MD
John Bleacher, MD
Alfred Chahine, MD
Matthew Clifton, MD
Megan Durham, MD
Allison Linden, MD
Jonathan Meisel, MD
Paul Parker, MD
Matthew Santore, MD
Alexis Smith, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Robert Vandewalle, MD
Sarah Rinke, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Heather Short, MD, 2021 (Staff Surgeon, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA)

Morgan Richards, MD, 2020 (Staff Surgeon, St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise, ID)

Irving Zamora, MD, 2019 (Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

Lucas Neff, MD, 2018 (Associate Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)

Erik Pearson, MD, 2017 (Staff Surgeon, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas, NV)

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Conference Schedule:

  • M&M/Staff Rounds: Weekly review of morbidity and mortality and presentations of pediatric topics geared to the surgical residents.
  • Weekly Radiology Conference: Review of interesting cases.
  • PedSCORE/Basic Science Conference: Meets three times a month to discuss topics within pediatric surgery and includes guest lecturers from other disciplines; geared to the Fellow.  Score modules used as curriculum for pediatric surgery component and are oral boards format.
  • Tumor Board: Weekly multi-disciplinary discussion of current patients with malignancies.
  • Neonatology lecture series: at Grady during introduction to neonatology rotation.
  • Pathology/Radiology Conference: Multi-disciplinary monthly presentations of the most interesting cases from our service.
  • Journal Club: Monthly review of current literature, Friday morning.
  • Weekly General Surgery “Grand Rounds.”
  • GI/Surgery Conference: quarterly meeting of services to discuss patients that require multi-disciplinary input/care.
  • Albatross/Zebra Conference: quarterly meeting to discuss unusual or challenging cases.
  • NICU/Surgery Conference: quarterly meeting of services to discuss patient care issues that cross both specialties.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: (Does program pay for courses or meetings? e.g. our program would say, “Pays for one meeting and one course per year plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.  Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training”)

Attendance at both the American Academy of Pediatrics (senior resident) and American Pediatric Surgical Association (junior resident) is supported. Senior residents traditionally attend the Pediatric Anorectal and Colorectal Surgical Workshop, the Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Course, and the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Review Course.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1300-1400

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY-6: $73,630: PGY-7: $74,898: PGY-8: $76,852

Last updated: 09/15/2021

Program website: https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Academics/Education/Office-of-Medical-Education/Fellowship/Pediatric-Surgery-Fellowship

The faculty of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offer a two year, ACGME-accredited continuous pediatric surgery clinical fellowship for BC/BE general surgeons. We provide a broad exposure to all facets of general pediatric surgery including head & neck surgery, oncology, gastrointestinal surgery, gynecology, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, ECMO, trauma care, vascular anomalies, wound care, congenital diaphragmatic hernia management, and esophageal airway treatment service. Candidates choose JHACH due to the high clinical volume and diverse faculty. Our hospital mission focuses on clinical care, education and research. Therefore, we favor candidates with 1) a strong background in clinical general surgery, 2) significant evidence of scholarly achievement, and 3) a desire to pursue a career in academic pediatric surgery.

Strengths

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program (only dedicated CDH unit in the nation)
  • ECMO program
  • Esophageal/airway reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery including pediatric single incision laparoscopy, and broad general, neonatal and oncologic surgical exposure

Weakness

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital does not perform kidney, liver or intestinal transplantation.

Institution Information

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL United States

Number of beds: 259

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a 259 bed free standing children’s hospital and which admits patients from the age of 0-21 years. It is the sponsoring institution for a pediatric residency, and seven fellowships. Additionally, JHACH is a participating site for three ACGME institutions covering a variety of residency, fellowship and medical student rotations. The institution is home to a regional pediatric trauma center, a congenital cardiac disease and cardiac transplant center, pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant center, a neuroscience institute, maternal and neonatal diseases institute, as well as the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and ECMO Program. The hospital’s divisions of radiology, pathology, critical care, pediatric hospitalist medicine, and emergency medicine are solely focused on pediatric care and operate 24 hours per day. The facility has 97 NICU beds, 28 Cardiovascular ICU beds, 22 PICU beds, 15 congenital diaphragmatic hernia/ECMO beds, 28 specialized surgery-neuroscience ward beds, 28 oncology/bone marrow transplant unit beds, and 41 general medical/surgical beds. The average daily census on the pediatric surgical service is 21 with patients distributed throughout the various units within the hospital. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is one of the teaching hospitals of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Although Johns Hopkins has many affiliates around the country and the world, Johns Hopkins All Children’s is one of only six that meet the standards and criteria to be operated by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Paul D. Danielson, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Program Director: Nicole M. Chandler, MD, FACS, FAAP

Program manager: Carrie Moreland
cm@jhmi.edu
727-767-3439

Faculty:
Nicole Chandler, MD
Henry Chang, MD
Paul Danielson, MD
Raquel Gonzalez, MD
David Kays, MD
Drew Rideout, MD
J. Charles Smithers, MD
Christopher Snyder, MD
Keith Thatch, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Lindsey Armstrong, MD
Heather Nolan, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Katherine Gonzalez, MD
July 2020
Division of Pediatric Surgery, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

Jason O. Robertson, MD
July 2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery Case Western University, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland, Ohio

Christopher W. Snyder, MD
July 2018
Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma Program; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida

Varun Bhalla, MD
June 2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery University of South Carolina, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital
Columbia, South Carolina

Margaret M. McGuire, MD
June 2016
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter
Norfolk, VA

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program will support “away” courses as part of a career development plan (e.g., Surgery board prep, Oncology course, Colorectal course, MIS course, Transition to Fellowship Bootcamp). Fellow will attend one professional society meeting per year (APSA, AAP or ACS) plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting scholarly activity from the program. Time away is subject to RRC regulations governing time training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1640

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY-6: $67,697, PGY-7: $69,390

Last updated: 09/15/2021

Program website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pediatricsurgery/fellowship/

Founded in 1912 as the Harriet Lane Home for Children, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with more than 92,000 patient visits and nearly 9,000 admissions each year. It is Maryland’s largest children’s hospital with 205 beds and the only state-designated Trauma Service and American Burn Association-Accredited Burn Unit for pediatric patients. Patients from age 0-21 are admitted to the Children's Center. The facility is equipped for all aspects of general pediatric care, with a 40-bed intensive care unit (PICU), a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and laboratory and radiology facilities. A pediatric medical and surgical oncology ward (14 beds), psychiatric wards and general pediatric age-determined wards complete the inpatient facility. A suite of 10 operating rooms for children's surgery and a pediatric recovery room adjacent to the PICU are utilized by pediatric general surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology services. The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center houses the clinical facilities for outpatient visits (approx. 45,000/year). The Park Building, adjacent to the Children's Center, has a pediatric emergency room, oncology and hematology clinics, and a perfusion center.

The pediatric surgical staff at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is under the direction of David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, The Robert Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. There are also full-time specialty surgeons in pediatric orthopedics, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic and cardiovascular surgery.

Under the direction of Samuel M. Alaish, M.D., the post-doctoral training program in Pediatric Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center is unique in concept, because it utilizes the clinical population of two large university services for a broad clinical experience in pediatric surgery over the prescribed two years. Both divisions of Pediatric Surgery perform more than 3,200 operations annually and have a staff of 14 pediatric surgeons. Completion of the basic two-year program will qualify the trainee to take the examination for a “Certificate of Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery,“ which is given by the American Board of Surgery.

History
Support of pediatric surgery by the Robert Garrett Foundation began in the 1940s. These funds enabled Dr. Alfred Blalock to conduct his animal laboratory experiments on congenital heart disease and helped support Dr. Helen Taussig with her clinical evaluation of children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. These studies led to the development of the Blalock-Taussig shunt and culminated in the first clinical use of their subclavian artery-pulmonary artery anastomosis for a child with tetralogy of Fallot in November 1944. In 1964, Dr. J. Alexander Haller became the first pediatric surgeon-in-charge of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Later that year, Dr. Haller finished training the first chief resident in pediatric surgery, Dr. James L. Talbert, who left to become the Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1976, Dr. J. Laurence Hill was recruited to the University of Maryland with a joint appointment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1977. With Dr. Hill’s arrival, the first integrated training program in pediatric surgery was born. In 1991, Dr. Paul M. Colombani was appointed the pediatric surgeon-in-charge and second Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery. Following Dr. Colombani’s departure in 2014, Dr. David J. Hackam became the third Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In 2015, Dr. Samuel M. Alaish became the fourth training director, following Dr. Fizan Abdullah’s move to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Since 1965, a long line of talented and accomplished people have graduated from our fellowship. Notable alumni include James Talbert ’65, Paul Colombani ’83, Richard Azizkhan ’85, Francisco Cigarroa ’93 and Jessica Kandel ’95 to name just a few.

Institution Information

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Baltimore, MD United States

Number of beds: 205

Percentage of time at this location: 87.5%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD United States

Number of beds: 800

Percentage of time at this location: 12.5%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Samuel M. Alaish, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Kimberly Mooney
Kmorris1@jhmi.edu
410-955-9012

Faculty:
Johns Hopkins University

David Hackam, MD, Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Co-Director and Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Cente
Samuel Alaish, MD Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Division Chief of Clinical Operations and Education, Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Director, THRIVE Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Shaun Kunisaki, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Division Chief of Strategy and Integration, Director, Pediatric Esophageal Surgery
Isam Nasr, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Pediatric Trauma Program
Alejandro Garcia, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of ECMO Program, Interim Director, Burn Program
Erica I. Hodgman, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Director, Burn Program
Daniel Rhee, M., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Clint Cappiello, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency Education

University of Maryland

Roger W. Voigt, MB, ChB, Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Maryland Hospital for Children
Eric D. Strauch, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland
James T. Moore, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland
Kimberly M. Lumpkins, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland
Helena M. Crowley, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Mar
Brian Englum, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Mitchell Ladd, MD, PhD Senior fellow
R. Ellen Jones, MD, Junior fellow

Previous 5 fellows:
Daniel E. Levin, MD
2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia

Seth D. Goldstein, MD
2018
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University

Jennifer M. Murphy, MD
2019
Atlantic Medical Group, Morristown, NJ

Felipe Pedroso, MD
2020
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL

Yue Julia Chen, MD
2021
Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, TX

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
First Year of Training Program, Senior Resident in Pediatric Surgery
The first year of the training program is designed to expose the resident to general pediatric surgery and a number of surgical and pediatric subspecialties. The first two months are spent at Johns Hopkins Hospital with an August rotation in the pediatric intensive care unit and a September rotation in the neonatal intensive care unit. The next three months are spent on the General Pediatric Surgery service at Johns Hopkins. The following three months are spent as the Chief Resident in pediatric surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Voigt and staff. Patients admitted to the pediatric surgical service are evaluated and treated under the Chief Resident’s direction. Care of surgical patients in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units is the responsibility of the surgical housestaff under the supervision of this Chief Resident in pediatric surgery. At the University of Maryland, the Chief Resident is responsible for housestaff and student teaching on rounds and in the operating room. He/she organizes the weekly pediatric surgery conference and professors walk rounds as well as presentation of patients at the weekly General Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference, monthly Pathology Conference and monthly Radiology Conference.

The pediatric surgery faculty at the University of Maryland have active clinical and laboratory research projects, and the Chief Resident is encouraged to participate in ongoing research or guided to begin an independent project.

During the last four months, the first year fellow returns to The Johns Hopkins Hospital as the senior resident in pediatric surgery and will assist the Chief Resident in clinical care on the ward and in the OR.

Second year of Training Program, Chief Resident in Pediatric Surgery
The second year of the two-year program is a diverse clinical year as Chief Resident. The responsibility of the Chief Resident is to supervise and coordinate pre-operative and post-operative care of all children with surgical conditions in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The Chief Resident renders direct surgical care to patients with problems in general pediatric, gynecologic, and all non-cardiac thoracic surgery. The Chief Resident coordinates patient care in the statewide regional pediatric trauma center and thus supervises the initial neurosurgical, orthopedic, plastic surgical and critical care for more than 1000 severely injured children each year. He/she provides surgical consultation services for all divisions of the Children's Center and is thus involved in the general management of patients on the medical and surgical subspecialty services. He/she is the consultant for most surgical problems in the pediatric emergency room and outpatient clinics, particularly in the comprehensive child care clinic where more than 18,000 children are seen annually.

The overall management of surgical patients in the pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU is the primary responsibility of the Chief Resident and pediatric surgical housestaff working with the attending pediatric surgeons, staff intensives and neonatologists who attend in these units.

Trauma and Burn patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) remain on the pediatric surgery service and are cared for by an integrated housestaff. The responsibility for moment-to-moment ventilator adjustment and respiratory support is delegated to the pediatric intensive care residents, but the overall responsibility for the writing of medication orders and patient management, including cardiorespiratory support, remains with the pediatric surgery housestaff. The physician of record is the Staff Pediatric Surgeon. Neonatal surgical patients are managed in a combined medical and surgical newborn intensive care unit (NICU), which is supervised by full-time neonatologists. Direct patient management is rendered by the pediatric surgical service working with the pediatric housestaff assigned to a particular surgical patient in the NICU.

Both the Chief Resident and Senior Resident share teaching responsibilities with the full-time surgical staff. Housestaff and student teaching on afternoon ward rounds, as well as weekly formal discussions for students, are the responsibilities of the residents in pediatric surgery.

Call Schedule
Fellows share home call at Johns Hopkins. While at the University of Maryland, the junior fellow takes only home call for the University of Maryland. Fellows receive 1 day off each week. Rarely, a fellow may take in-house call at Johns Hopkins to accommodate the schedule.

Conference Schedule
Weekly
General Pediatric Surgery (GPS) Core Curriculum, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Halsted Surgery Grand Rounds, Fetal Conference, Goals of Care Multidisciplinary Rounds, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Pediatric Nutrition Rounds and Hackam/Alaish/Kunisaki/Nasr Combined Lab Meeting

Monthly
GPS/Neonatology Conference, Trauma M and M, Trauma QI, Burn M and M, Burn QI, GPS/Radiology Conference, THRIVE Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary Conference and CDH Multidisciplinary Workshop Conference

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The fellows have a travel budget to be used to attend meetings of their choice over the two years. Meetings have included the Lurie Children’s MIS course, the St. Jude Pediatric Surgical Oncology course, APSA’s Annual Meeting, the AAP Section on Surgery Meeting and a colorectal course (highly encouraged). Should a fellow have a paper on a program, additional funds will be allotted to pay for travel. We have used other funds in the past to pay for the fellow to attend the Transition to Fellowship and the Transition to Practice Courses.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1208

Board passage rate (10 years): 90%

Fellow salary: The 2021-2022 academic year annual compensation levels are as follows: PGY 6 (Year 1 Fellow) $73,017; PGY 7 (Year 2 Fellow) $75,588

Last updated: 11/24/2021

Program website: http://uthsc.edu/surgery/pediatric-surgery/index.php

The Pediatric Surgery fellowship program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in conjunction with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital seeks diverse candidates who have completed an ACGME‐accredited (or its equivalent) general surgery training program and is interested in advancing their knowledge and training in the surgical management of infants and children. The goals of the program are to teach fellows the skills necessary to consistently deliver excellent and state‐of‐the‐art patient care, to appraise and assimilate new scientific evidence, to grow professionally with constant self‐evaluation and life‐long learning, and to participate in the process of research and discovery to advance patient care for the future. The faculty provides training in an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity and seeks to be responsive to health care disparities. At the completion of this education, fellows will function as successful independent pediatric surgeons and can excel both in academic and private practice settings.

Institution Information

Training Site #1:
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Memphis, TN United States

Number of beds: 255

Percentage of time at this location: 83.3%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital offers top‐tier pediatric training programs in a patient‐ and family‐centered environment. Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report for nine consecutive years, our 255‐bed state‐of‐the‐art facility has more than 750 medical staff and 45 pediatric specialties. Le Bonheur is designated as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. The only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the state and one of only 33 in the Country. It is also a Magnet‐designated hospital, a distinction given by the American Nurses Credentialing (ANCC), which is the ultimate credential for high‐quality care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our academic affiliation with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, along with our premier academic partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, delivers a transformational education experience for our fellows. Because of our strong commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and transparency in health care, we participate in Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety and many other collaboratives and registries. In 2017, we were named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, which is widely regarded as the most competitive designation for quality and patient safety among hospitals. More information is available at www.lebonheur.org.

Training Site #2:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN United States

Number of beds: 78

Percentage of time at this location: 12.5%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Integrally associated with Le Bonheur is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, this unique institution is a world‐renowned institution in the clinical care and research of children’s cancer. In 1996 St. Jude opened its state‐of‐the‐art surgical complex and established a Department of Surgery. Since then our surgeons have been an integral part of the diagnosis and treatment team that includes oncologists, radiation therapists, pathologists, radiologists, hematologists, and basic scientists. The inpatient unit has 73 beds for acute medical and surgical care.

There are 3 state‐of‐the‐art operating rooms, a 6 bed recovery area, and an 8 bed Intensive Care Unit on the 3rd floor of the patient care center. Over 1,800 cases are performed in the operating room complex each year. A dedicated pediatric surgical nursing staff and 11 pediatric anesthesiologists staff the operating room complex. Children referred to St. Jude receive complete diagnostic testing and are assured that all of the necessary biological studies are performed to properly diagnose and manage childhood tumors. More information is available at www.stjude.org.

Training site #3: Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center at Regional One Health, Memphis, TN United States

Number of beds: 65 (NICU)

Percentage at this hospital:
4.2%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

The Newborn Center is a 65 bed level III NICU with about 1350 admissions a year and over 3000 deliveries. A significant number of high risk neonates are delivered at Regional One as this is the regional referral center for West Tennessee. The NICU is staffed by attending neonatologists, fellows, Pediatric/Med‐Peds residents and NNPs. Over 100 staff RNs and 12 respiratory therapists cover the inpatient services. The center is also supported by social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, speech and occupational therapists and research nurses. Our NICU rotation allows our fellows to participate in high risk deliveries, resuscitation, stabilization, and management of premature and complex neonates. The collaborative work of our maternal fetal medicine specialists and pediatric subspecialists through the Le Bonheur Fetal Center allows our fellows to participate in prenatal evaluation and management.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Ying Weatherall, MD

Associate Program Director: Tim Jancelewicz, MD, MA, MS

Program manager: Shannae Staten
sstaten@uthsc.edu
901-287-6300

Faculty:
James W. Eubanks, III, MD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon in Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Alexander Feliz, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Program Director, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Director, Center for Health Equity
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Director, Surgical Research
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director, Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Tim Jancelewicz, MD, MA, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Surgical Director, ECMO and CDH
Pediatric Surgical Director, Fetal Center
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Howard Pryor, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Assistant Director, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Ying Z. Weatherall, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
Surgical Director, Healthy Lifestyle Clinic
Director, Burn Task Force
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Regan Williams, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director, Trauma Services
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Sara Mansfield, MD
Cory McLaughlin, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Daniel Lodwick, MD
Aug 2019-July 2021
Pediatric Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX

Erica Hodgeman, MD
Aug 2018-July 2020
Assistant Director, Pediatric Burn Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Baltimore, MD

Alpin Malkan, MD
Aug 2017‐July 2019
Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Saint Francis
Tulsa, OK

Donald Lucas, Jr., MD, MPH
Aug 2016‐July 2018
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
San Diego, CA

Laura Boomer, MD
July 2015‐ June 2017
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Director of NICU and PICU Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Richmond, VA

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
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Call Schedule
1st year: home call, approximately Q3
2nd year: home call, approximately Q3
Conference Schedule
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Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Fellows are provided funds to attend the following:

  • Transition to Fellowship Bootcamp
  • APSA meeting
  • AAP meeting
  • MIS course
  • Colorectal Course
  • St. Jude Oncology course
  • Any additional meetings if fellow is presenting their own work

*Time away subject to ACGME RRC and ABS regulations governing time required in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1254.2 cases

Board passage rate (3 years):
Qualifying exam – 100%; Certifying exam – 67% first time

Fellow salary: PGY-6: $66,660: PGY-7: $69,060

Last updated: 11/04/2021

Program website: https://lluh.org/health-professionals/gme/resident-fellow/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

The program is designed for well-rounded individuals able to function independently and interested in whole patient and family care.

Strengths

  • Our one-Fellow program gives immediate exposure to index cases and a two-year supervised experience of primary management of all ages of pediatric surgery patients

Weaknesses

  • Working to improve access to ENT and Urology cases

Institution Information

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda, CA United States

Number of beds: 254

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

  • 15,574 Admissions
  • 6,876 Operations
  • 84 bed Level IV NICU
  • 25 bed PICU
  • 16 bed CTICU

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is scheduled to become a free-standing children's hospital in 2020-2021.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Edward Tagge, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Tinesha Charles
909-558-4619
tcharles@llu.edu

Faculty:
Donald Moores, MD – Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Edward Tagge, MD – Professor of Surgery
Faraz Khan, MD – Assistant Professor of Surgery
Andrei Radulescu, MD – Assistant Professor of Surgery

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Steven Raymond, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Shannon Longshore, MD – 2013 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Erin Perrone, MD – 2015 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Arul Thirumoothi, MD – 2017 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Victoria Pepper, MD – 2019 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Laura Goodman, MD – 2021

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year - home call
2nd Year - home call

Conference Schedule
General Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Journal Club (1st Thursday)
Pathology conference/case presentation  (alternate) (2nd Thursday)
Resident lectures (3rd Thursday)
Pediatric surgery morbidity and mortality conference (4th Thursday)
Core Lecture (every Thursday)
Radiology conference (every Thursday)

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Our program pays for the following:

  1. Nationwide Colorectal Course
  2. Fellow Yr 1 APSA
  3. Fellow Yr 2 AAP
  4. St. Jude Oncology course
  5. Conference if fellow is presenting own work

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): Qualifying exam – 100% (4 out of 4); Certifying exam – 67% first time (3 out of 4) & 100% second time (3 out 4)

Fellow salary: PGY6: $71,893  PGY7: $77,165

Last updated: 10/14/2021

Program website: http://phoenixchildrens.org/graduate-medical-education/fellowship-programs/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship is a robust training program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in pediatric surgery. The fellowship is supported by the graduate medical education infrastructure at both the Mayo Clinic in Arizona (program sponsor) and Phoenix Children's (clinical site). Phoenix Children’s and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona are committed to the medical education of pediatric surgeons, providing an environment of academic enrichment, research and a comprehensive educational experience for clinical pediatric surgery fellowship training. Full-time pediatric surgeons serve as faculty with a diverse background including advanced MIS, trauma/critical care, oncology and neonatal surgery. In addition, the fellowship and faculty actively participate in research within the institution as well as serving as the primary investigator in multi-institutional research projects. Fellows finishing the program will be competitive for any potential employment opportunities that they pursue.

Strengths

  • The program has an experienced faculty with nationally recognized expertise.
  • The program is fellowship focused with high value assigned to surgical training.
  • General Surgery and advanced practice providers afford significant leadership opportunities and strong support to fellows.
  • Trauma exposure is limited by the use of a fully-staffed Trauma Service.
  • In-house General Surgery residents take first calls.

Weaknesses

  • Surgery is a very busy service with a high census and case volume and a large faculty.
  • Call is q2 from home (and in-house moonlighting is available).

Institution Information

Training Site #1:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ United States

Number of beds: 433

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country, and the most comprehensive children's care facility in the state. The hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 75 subspecialties. Last year the hospital had more than 13,000 discharges and more than 23,000 surgical cases.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ United States

Number of beds: 595

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which is located less than three miles away from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women's Health, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a respected center for orthopedics, internal medicine, primary care and many other medical services.

Training Site #2

Name and Location: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Number of Beds: 595

Percentage of Time at this Location: 5%

Training Site Type: Adult hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which is located less than three miles away from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women's Health, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a respected center for orthopedics, internal medicine, primary care and many other medical services.

Faculty Information

Program Director: David M. Notrica, MD

Associate Program Director: Daniel J. Ostlie, MD

Program manager: Vincent Curley
vcurley@phoenixchildrens.com
(602) 933-2121

Faculty:
Jae-O Bae, MD
Katherine P. Davenport, MD
J. Craig Egan, MD
Erin M. Garvey, MD
Ramin Jamshidi, MD
Justin H. Lee, MD
Lisa E. McMahon, MD
Mark S. Molitor, Jr, MD
David M. Notrica, MD
Daniel J. Ostlie, MD
Benjamin E. Padilla, MD
Dorothy H. Rowe, MD
Kathleen D. van Leeuwen, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Velazco, Cristine, MD
Zens, Tiffany, MD

Previous 5 fellows:

2021    Gurria Juarez, Juan, MD, Surgeon, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

2020    Schall, Kathy, MD, Surgeon, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska

2019    Alhajjat, Amir, MD, Surgeon, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2018    Garvey, Erin, MD, Surgeon, Phoenix Children’s, Phoenix, Arizona

Curriculum Information

Block schedule (enter text or provide document to APSA)

Fellow Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
Year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
2 Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg
1 Ped Surg NICU Ped Surg PICU Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Ped Surg Uro Ped Surg Ped Surg
CT Surg
Call Schedule
Fellows are on service Monday through Friday and alternate on the weekends. Fellows only take call from home.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The program pays for Transition to Fellowship Boot Camp, Advanced Pectus course, MIS course, Colorectal course, and APSA meeting.

Financial support for candidate interviews: None

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY 7= $74,715.00; PGY 8= $78,204.00; PGY 9= $81,485.00; PGY 10= $84,943.00

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://surgery.mcmaster.ca/divisions/division/pediatric-surgery

McMaster Children’s Hospital provides surgical care to a population base of approximately 2.4 million people in southern Ontario. We are the sole tertiary pediatric center and also the Level 1 Trauma Center in the area. Moreover, we have one of the largest and most modern Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada. Subspecialty training in Pediatric Surgery is offered at McMaster Children’s Hospital. The learning objectives are aligned with the specialty requirements of the Royal College but are specific to McMaster University. It is a 2-year program, fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Division of Pediatric Surgery at McMaster Children's Hospital is committed to quality patient care, education and research. We are fortunate to take care of a broad range of pediatric surgical conditions and we collaborate closely with McMaster University to innovate in the area of evidence-based medicine and competency by design medical education. We seek candidates who are passionate about their career in pediatric surgery and dedicated to the pursuit of developing knowledge and skills in this domain. We seek professionals who are caring, and compassionate. We endeavour to provide the training, coaching, and mentorship required to develop excellence in the care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a broad range of congenital and acquired conditions. The curriculum is divided in 2 years. Residents spend 18 months of the pediatric surgery service and the other 6 months doing elective rotations including neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU and global surgery. There is also an opportunity to spend 1-2 months in research activities or other elective training that would be of benefit to the resident. Trainees in the McMaster program benefit from a dedicated academic half-day with organized teaching seminars in addition to weekly Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, Pediatric Grand Rounds and many other learning opportunities. Pediatric surgery residents are evaluated every 4 months using CanMEDS formatted goals and objectives. There are practice written and oral examinations at similar intervals.

Strengths

  • Rich and diversified case volumes
  • Strong program and career support
  • Transition to practice program offered in last six months of training
  • Research infrastructure and support available for trainees to achieve academic success
  • Global health initiative available to pediatric surgery residents for education and research
  • Flexible program that meets Training requirements and individual career objectives

Weaknesses

  • Non-ECLS centre
  • Penetrating trauma volume low

 

Institution Information

McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton, ON Canada

Number of beds: 165

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

McMaster Children’s Hospital sees 210,000 visits per year, with 6,363 admissions. It houses the largest neonatal intensive care unit in Canada and has its own dedicated surgical ward. It is the second largest children’s hospital in Ontario, Canada. Excluding the NICU and PICU consults, the surgery services averages 900 admissions per year. The average case logs for our graduating fellows is 1100 cases.

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: Lisa VanHouwelingen, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Emily Hutchinson
hutche7@mcmaster.ca
+1-905-521-2100 ext 73964

Faculty:
Karen Bailey, MD, MHM, FRCSC
Brian Cameron, MD, DipMedED, FRCSC
Peter Fitzgerald, MD, MA, FRCSC
Helene Flageole, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Lisa VanHouwelingen, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Mark Walton, MD, FRCSC

 

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Noora Al-Shahwani, MD
Gilgamesh Eamer, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Michael Livingston, MD
July 2017- June 2019
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Centre
Rochester, NY

Yasser AlFraih, MD
July 2016 - June 2018
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, King Saud University
Riyahd, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Selah, MD
July 2015 - June 2017
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta

Amar Alnaqi, MD
uly 2014 - June 2016
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Ibn Children's Hospital and University Hospital

Lisa VanHouwelingen, MD
July 2013 - July 2015
Associate Professor, McMaster Children's Hospital, and McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

 

 

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to fellowship boot camp, and funding available for MIS course, APSAP/CAPS meetings, and St Jude Course

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 09/14/2021

Program website: https://www.mcw.edu/departments/surgery/education/fellowship-programs/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship of The Medical College of Wisconsin at the freestanding Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a two-year clinical training program approved in 2002 by the ACGME. It was last reviewed in August, 2012 with ACGME continued accreditation through 2022. The curriculum includes comprehensive coverage of the scientific principles that are the basis for the practice of pediatric surgery. These are combined with structured operative and perioperative management of infants, children, and adolescents with problems managed in the contemporary practice of general and thoracic pediatric surgery. The clinical experience encompasses newborns, congenital anomalies, pediatric trauma, burns, critical care, surgical oncology, GI diseases, and the entire spectrum of abdominal, non-cardiac thoracic, urologic, and other clinical problems that fall within the scope of practice for pediatric surgery in the United States.

Institution Information

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI United States

Number of beds: 298

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Casey M. Calkins, MD

Associate Program Director: Dave R. Lal, MD

Program manager: Teresa Hauser
thauser@chw.org
414-266-6557

Faculty:
John Aiken, MD
Casey Calkins, MD
Brian Craig, MD
John Densmore, MD
Katy Flynn-O’Brien, MD, MPH
David Gourlay, MD
Dave Lal, MD, MPH
Keith Oldham, MD
Jose Salazar Osuna, MD, PhD
Thomas Sato, MD
Jack Schneider, MD
Amy Wagner, MD
Kyle Van Arendonk, MD, PhD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Senior – Ali Mejaddam, MD
Junior –Caroline Maloney, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Jose Salazar Osuna, MD, PhD
2021

Katy Flynn-O’Brien, MD, MPH
2020

Shannon Koehler, MD, PhD
2019

Veronica Sullins, MD
2018

Elizabeth Berdan, MD, PhD
2017

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy:

Weekly educational conferences 2-3 hours/week, support for national meeting attendance and other educational conferences (fellow boot camp, colorectal, oncology, etc). More details on website.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1400

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $70,790

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/pediatricsurgery/fellowships_gensurgery.htm

The pediatric surgery training program is based at the Montreal Children's Hospital [MCH] of the McGill University Health Centre. It is a two-year residency training program provided to candidates who have completed their training in general surgery at a Royal College of Surgeons of Canada or ACGME- accredited program. All academic faculty involved in the training program are board-certified pediatric surgeons with a passion for surgical education.

The scope of training involves a comprehensive program with exposure to pediatric general and non- cardiac, thoracic surgery (with a particular focus on neonatal and congenital malformation surgery), as well as head and neck, gynecological/genitourinary surgery, trauma, and oncologic surgery. Patients' ages range from the premature to the older adolescent (<18 years) Successful completion of training allows the candidate to sit for the pediatric surgery examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery. The objectives of training can be found on the web site of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. As will be happening in all programs across Canada, the program will be transitioning to a compety-based model of surgical education using “entrustable professional acts” (EPAs’s). The first year of training consists of a minimum of 6-10 months of pediatric general and thoracic surgery as well as mandatory rotations in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) which are 1 month each. The second year of training consists of 12 months of clinical pediatric general and thoracic surgery at the level of chief resident. Elective rotations in Pediatric Urology (1 month) or Pediatric Surgery at Hôpital Ste-Justine (1-2 months) can also be organized. An optional Royal College accredited 4-week international rotation at Bethany Kids Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, under the strict supervision of a board-certified pediatric surgeon, is available to those who are interested. Overview/History of Institution:

The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) was founded in 1903 by Dr. Alexander Mackenzie Forbes as a 10-bed unit primarily treating children with orthopedic issues. The establishment of McGill University affiliation in 1920 led to the vision of training surgeons specialized in the care of children. The hospital moved to Tupper Street in 1956 under the leadership of Dr. David Murphy (1953-1974), its first Surgeon- in-Chief, where it remained for nearly 60 years. Dr. Harvey Beardmore (program director 1974-1981) spearheaded efforts to have pediatric surgery recognized as a distinct specialty of the American Board of Surgery. Thus, the MCH became one of the “original 5” pediatric surgery training programs in North America under the directorship of Dr. Herbert Owen (1974-1981). Dr. Frank Guttman (1981-1996) took over both the Division and Program Directorships and was succeeded in this role by Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge in 1996. In 2008, after 14 years of unprecedented growth, the Division and Program Directorships were split into 2 distinct entities under Dr. Sherif Emil and Dr. Pramod Puligandla, respectively.

On May 24, 2015, the MCH underwent its most significant transformation as it moved from a free- standing children’s hospital to a “hospital within a super-hospital” at the McGill University Health Centre Glen Site on Decarie Boulevard. The Division currently consists of 5 board-certified pediatric surgeons with varying interests and expertise including pediatric critical care. The Division has many interdisciplinary follow-up clinics (e.g. EATEF, CDH, chest wall anomalies, complex colorectal disorders). In addition, Division members dedicate significant personal and academic time in global surgery. The program also has a close working relationship with the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, located immediately adjacent to the MCH, which is the only Shriner’s hospital located outside of the USA. As of 2018, the MCH has trained 56 surgeons from North America and around the world.

Institution Information

Montreal Children’s Hospital
Montreal, QC Canada

Number of beds: 156 with 52 NICU and 18 PICU beds

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: Pramod S. Puligandla, MD, MSc

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Maria Corvino, Program Coordinator
maria.corvino@muhc.mcgill.ca

Faculty:

Sherif Emil, MD, CM
Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family-Centred Care
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, and Pediatrics Associate Chair for Education & Departmental Citizenship Department of Pediatric Surgery
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Director; Harvey E. Beardmore Division of Pediatric Surgery
The Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Centre

Jean-Martin Laberge, MD
Professor of Surgery and Paediatric Surgery
Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
The Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Centre

Dan Poenaru, MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
FRQS Clinical Research Scholar
Department of Pediatric Surgery
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre

Pramod S. Puligandla, MD, MSc
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics and Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Chair for Peri-Operative Services
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Harvey E. Beardmore Division of Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Intensivist, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre

Kenneth S. Shaw, MD, CM
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Medical Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Trauma Program
Department of Pediatric Surgery
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre

 

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Eileen Duggan, MD, MPH (senior fellow)
Amanda Hall, MD, PhD (junior fellow)

Previous 5 fellows:
Hussein Wissanji, MD, MPH
2018
Assistant Professor - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Laval
Quebec City, Quebec

Robin Petroze, MD, MPH
2017
Assistant Professor - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Hayden Stagg, MD
2016
Assistant Professor – Baylor Scott & White
Temple, TX

Kartik Pandya, MD
2015
Assistant Professor – Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine

Claudia Emami, MD, MPH
2014
Beverly Hills Pediatric Surgery
Pasadena, CA

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule

1st Year - home call Q2

Fellows are not called for appendicitis or abdominal pain consults as these are managed by the staff on call with the junior resident. Fellows will receive calls from the PICU/NICU or major trauma activations.

2nd Year - home call Q2
Fellows are not called for appendicitis or abdominal pain consults as these are managed by the staff on call with the junior resident. Fellows will receive calls from the PICU/NICU or major trauma activations.

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday
    • NICU-Surgery Rounds – weekly
      • Journal club
    • GI/Surgery Rounds – weekly
      • Case conference/review of common patients
  • Wednesday – Academic Half Day
    • Senior Teaching – SCORE (07h00-08h00, 12h00-13h30)
    • Surgery-Radiology-Pathology (SRP) – 08h00-09h00
    • Resident’s clinic (09h00-12h00)
    • PICU Teaching (PM) – open invitation (ECLS wet labs, special topics, inter-disciplinary rounds)
  • Thursday
    • Departmental M+M grand rounds – every other month
    • Trauma rounds – 3rd week of block
    • Pediatric Surgical Grand Rounds – 1st week
    • Tumor Board – weekly
  • Friday
    • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Group (every 2 weeks)

Special Conferences:

  • Northeastern Rounds
    • Three times a year with CHEO, HSJ, Quebec, Kingston, +/-London, +/- Toronto
    • Guttman Day – June every year

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Fellows' travel and lodging are covered for most post-graduate courses:

  1. Transition to Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Course
  2. MIS course
  3. St. Jude Oncology Course
  4. AAP Resident Retreat
  5. Colorectal Course

Vacation and time away is recorded and confirms with “time away” regulations set by the RRC

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 900

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 11/04/2021

Program website: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/for-medical-professionals/education-and-training/residency-programs/pediatric-surgery-residency

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program seeks candidates from a diverse background who are eager to pursue a career in pediatric surgery. The goal of the program is to provide the mentoring and training needed to develop expertise in the diagnostic, operative and perioperative care for children with congenital and acquired anomalies and diseases, be they developmental, inflammatory, neoplastic or traumatic. The scope of the training is broad, with a curriculum that encompasses surgical problems in utero, infancy, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. The educational component prepares our trainees to function independently as board-certified subspecialists and provide them with skills necessary for delivery of surgical care in the tertiary setting, including team management, continuous performance improvement, application of new technology and participation in research. Upon completion, the fellow will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and an enthusiasm for life-long learning, teaching and practice of the pediatric surgery subspecialty. Candidates choose the NCH program due to the pediatric focus, high clinical volume and diverse faculty. The faculty have varied backgrounds and expertise and are at different stages in their careers.

Strengths

  • Large volume of colorectal cases, alternate coverage of airway and esophageal foreign bodies with ENT
  • Alternate coverage of emergency GYN cases with pediatric adolescent GYN
  • Specialist fellows help cover cases and calls, strong program support for career development

Weakness

  • Fellows not involved with transplant cases

Institution Information

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH United States

Number of beds: 673

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.3 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Benedict C Nwomeh, MD, MPH

Program Chair: Gail E. Besner, MD

Associate Program Director: Gail E. Besner, MD

Program manager: Mindy Osborne
Mindy.osborne@nationwidechildrens.org
614-722-0448

Faculty:
Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD, MPH
Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH
Christopher K. Breuer, MD
Christopher Westgarth-Taylor, MD
Dana Schwartz, MD
Gail E. Besner, MD
Ihab Halaweish, MD
Jaimie Nathan, MD
Jennifer H. Aldrink, MD
Jonathan I. Groner, MD
Karen A. Diefenbach, MD
Katherine J. Deans, MD, MSc
Marc P. Michalsky, MD
Oluyinka O Olutoye, MD, PhD
Peter C. Minneci, MD, MSc
Rajan K. Thakkar, MD
Renata B. Fabia, MD
Richard J Wood, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Jamie Golden, MD, PhD
Joseph Drews, MD, MSc

Previous 5 fellows:
Dani Gonzalez, MD
August 2019-July 2021

Afif Kulaylat, MD, MSc
August 2018-July 2020

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to Fellowship bootcamp, general surgery board prep, St. Jude course, MIS course, Colorectal course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.  Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY-8 = $76,231.91; PGY-9 = $80,010.28; PGY-10 = $83,213.10

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://columbiasurgery.org/pediatrics

The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program is a two-year program designed to provide a broad intensive education in all aspects of pediatric general surgery. The education is focused on, but not limited to, pediatric surgical oncology, congenital and acquired conditions of the newborn, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, and all aspects of pre- and post-operative care of infants and children. Multidisciplinary programs in Trauma, ECMO, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Oncology, Thyroid disease, Obesity and Esophageal Atresia provide focused education in these areas. The integrated program in prenatal pediatrics provides the fellow exposure to diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of the fetal patient/family as well. The goal of our training program is to graduate surgeons who can independently evaluate and treat the full scope of pediatric surgical diseases, manage the consequences of treatment, and know when to seek appropriate consultation and advice.

Institution Information

NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
New York, NY United States

Number of beds: 284

Percentage of time at this location: 90%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY United States

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: William Middlesworth, MD, Professor of Surgery

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Yesenia Suarez
ys466@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-8585
Fax: 212-342-2138

Danielle Mendoza:
dm2010@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-8586
Fax: 212-342-2138

Pediatric Surgery NewYork Presbyterian (Columbia Campus)
Phone number: 212-342-8585
Fax Number: 212-342-2138

Faculty:
Jennifer DeFazio, MD: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vincent Duron, MD: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Erica Fallon, MD: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Steven Stylianos, MD: Chief, Pediatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery
Jeffrey Zitsman, MD: Professor of Surgery

 

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Cornelia Griggs, MD
Sandra Kabagambe, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Jennifer Defazio, MD
2019
Assistant Professor in Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Linda Li, MD
2018
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center

Arunachalam Thenappan, MD
2017
Attending Pediatric Surgery Children’s National Health System

Daniel Relles, MD
2016
Attending Pediatric Surgery Lehigh Valley Health Network

Stephen Oh, MD
2015
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork Presbyterian Weill Cornel Medical Center

 

 

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
PGY6

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Site Site 1 Site 1 Site    2 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1
Rotation Name GPS GPS MSKCC GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS PICU NICU GPS
%Outpatient 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 0% 0% 10%
%Research 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

PGY7

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Site Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site      1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1 Site 1
Rotation Name GPS GPS GPS Urology GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS
%Outpatient 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
%Research 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

(GPS) General Pediatric Surgery (both in-patient and outpatient Fellows manage a weekly clinic as part of their curriculum) Site 1
(MSKCC)  Pediatric Surgical Oncology (both in-patient and outpatient) Site 2
(Urology) Pediatric Urology (both in-patient and outpatient) Site 1
(NICU)  NICU (Nutritional Management/ Ventilator Management) Site 1
(PICU)  PICU (Nutritional Management/ Ventilator Management) Site 1

NOTE: Vacation is coordinated amongst the 2 Pediatric Surgery Fellows based on coverage. Pediatric Surgery Fellows are allowed 4weeks every academic year.

Call Schedule
1st Year – home call only
2nd Year – home call only

Conference Schedule
Weekly: Chairman's Conference, Radiology, Morbidity and Mortality, Pediatric Solid Tumor Conference, Journal club/Resident topic Presentations

Monthly/Quarterly: Pathology, Trauma Simulation, Surgical Skills simulation, Joint Neonatlogy/Surgery Conference

Full academic year conference schedule example below.

SCORE topics TOPIC TOPIC
6-Jul Aerodigestive tract foreign bodies 4-Jan Morbid obesity
13-Jul Gastroesophageal reflux/antireflux procedure 11-Jan FELLOW INTERVIEWS
20-Jul Branchial cleft anomaly 18-Jan Ovarian torsion, cysts and tumors
27-Jul Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 25-Jan Intestinal Failure
3-Aug Hepatic infections:Hepatitis,abscess,cysts 1-Feb FELLOW INTERVIEWS
10-Aug Anorectal malformations 8-Feb Pneumothorax
17-Aug ECMO/Tumor Board 15-Feb FELLOW INTERVIEWS
24-Aug Lunch 22-Feb ECMO Fellows Keystone Talks
31-Aug Bronchoscopy
1-Mar TRAUMA: Cspine w NS
7-Sep TRAUMA 8-Mar FELLOW INTERVIEWS
14-Sep Cystic diseases of the Lung 15-Mar Rhabdomyosarcoma
21-Sep Malignant liver tumors * 22-Mar TRAUMA: Burn/Inhalation Injury*
28-Sep Peritoneal Dialysis and its complications 29-Mar Keith Oldham visiting professor
5-Oct Empyema # 5-Apr Undescended testicle #
12-Oct Esophageal atresia/TEF 12-Apr Thyroid nodules
19-Oct Inflammatory bowel disease 19-Apr TRAUMA:Penetrating Chest trauma
26-Oct TRAUMA 26-Apr Trauma:Initial assessment,resuscitation
2-Nov Neuroblastoma 3-May APSA
9-Nov Gastroschisis 10-May Thoracic trauma
16-Nov TRAUMA 17-May Duodenal atresia, stenosis, webs
23-Nov THANKSGIVING 24-May Wilms,renal cell ca,hemihypertrophy
30-Nov  w/NICU? 31-May TRAUMA: Blunt Abdominal Injury/Panc
7-Dec Omphalocele 7-Jun
14-Dec Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis * 14-Jun
21-Dec Lung physiology, pathophysiology, ventilators 21-Jun Ovary and Adnexa*
28-Dec Esophagoscopy 28-Jun

 

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program pays for all required conference and conferences at which the fellow is presenting.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Graduate Medical Education Graduate Staff Salary Analysis: Graduate Staff Level 2019-2020; Graduate Staff Level 6: $90,209; Graduate Staff Level 7: $92,925

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/medical-professionals/medical-education/graduate-medical-education-gme/b-gme-fellowship-training-programs/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers a two-year ACGME-Accredited fellowship training program in pediatric surgery to Board Eligible or Certified general surgeons who are looking to gain experience in the surgical care of children. The mission of the program is to provide comprehensive training in an environment that emphasizes diverse clinical experience and excellence. The Department of Pediatric Surgery responds to the surgical needs of a very busy emergency department with 100,000 visits a year. The surgical team is an integral part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital solid tumor program which is a Children's Oncology Group (COG) affiliate. We serve a busy neonatal intensive care unit and treat a broad spectrum of tertiary cases and a full array of common surgical problems in children ranging from the newborn period to age 21. The training program includes integration of didactic, clinical and operative instruction. Clinical education encompasses both inpatient and outpatient bedside teaching. The Training Program follows the ACGME guidelines for Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery and includes conferences in Radiology, Surgical Pathology, Trauma, Tumor Board, GI, Endocrinology, as well as Vascular Malformations Multidisciplinary Rounds, Core Curriculum, Journal Club and a bi-monthly Mortality and Morbidity Conference. The pediatric surgical fellow has the opportunity to become proficient in a broad range of surgical skills during the training program.

Strengths

  • The program provides wide spectrum of complex cases and programmatic opportunities including fetal care, oncology, colorectal, endocrine and vascular malformations/ anomalies.
  • Diverse patient population and very active global health office
  • Training is concentrated in one site, with the opportunity for national or international electives.
  • Strong Faculty Commitment to the program and comprehensive didactics
  • Advance minimally invasive approach to neonatal anomalies and one of the busiest pediatric robotic programs in the country
  • We have a strong support team composed of ARNPs, PAs and rotating residents from four different general surgery programs.

Weaknesses

  • No exposure to Transplant cases
  • Lack of basic science research (at this time)

 

Institution Information

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Coral Terrace, FL United States

Number of beds: 309

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. The Nicklaus Children's Hospital network includes more than a dozen outpatient centers extending from Palm Beach County to southern Miami-Dade County, offering a range of pediatric healthcare services, including urgent care, rehabilitation services and subspecialty physician appointments for children of all ages, including up to age 21. More information available at https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/about-us.

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: Fuad Alkhoury, M.D.

Associate Program Director: Cathy Anne Burnweit, MD

Program manager: Ana Otero, C-TAGME
Ana.otero@nicklaushealth.org
786-624-2891

Faculty:
Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD
Juan L Calisto, MD
Shahab Ahmad Shaffiey, MD, MSc

 

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
John Tackett, MD
Randi Lassiter, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Kyle Glithero, MD
2019
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Carmelle Romain, MD
2018
University of Chicago Medical Center/ NorthShore University Health System
Chicago, IL

Lynn Model, MD
2017
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Gavin Falk, MD
2016
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Kalispell, MT

Tara Loux, MD
2015
St Joseph's Children's Hospital
Tampa, FL

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: alternates between Q2 and Q3
2nd year: alternates between Q2 and Q3

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: no, unless fellows are presenting

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1200

Board passage rate (3 years): 90%

Fellow salary: PGY 6: $75,857.60, PGY 8: $82,409.60, PGY 9: $84,864.00

Last updated: 11/04/2021

Program website: https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/surgery/pediatric-surgery-fellowship-department-surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at the OHSU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited two year program. Our integrated program rotates between the two regional Children’s hospitals in Portland, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Legacy Emanuel Randall Children's Hospital. The service provides for progressive responsibility for patient management and a broad and diverse experience in clinical pediatric surgery. Our Pediatric Surgery Fellows on average perform about 550-650 cases per year; well over the requirement of 800 total cases. The fellows are afforded a broad exposure to all advanced thoracoscopic and laparoscopic MIS techniques, as well as open surgery.

We are a medium-sized program with one fellow at each institution. This makes each fellow a chief at their site. Doernbecher Children's Hospital is an academic practice while Randall Children's Hospital operates more as a private practice.

The fellow is required to attend clinic weekly and assumes primary responsibility for diagnostic work-up and treatment plans.

The Pediatric Surgery fellow is part of the surgical team and thus will interact with OHSU general surgery residents and medical students at both institutions. The fellow will be expected to participate in teaching opportunities of the daily care of surgical patients.

Weekly educational conferences include M&M, subspecialty speakers, SCORE conference, radiology-pathology conference, trauma conference, journal review, operative and challenging case conference.

There is typically allowance for an elective rotation in the spring of the final year of training.  All fellows participate in divisional scholarly and quality improvement initiatives, including a focused program to minimize variance in the care of patients among the group.

Institution Information

Training Site #1: Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR.

Number of beds: 154

Percentage of time at this location: 50%

Training site type: Children’s hospital (Doernbecher Children’s Hospital) within adult hospital

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is the only academic children’s hospital in Oregon.  The surgical service cares for complex pediatric surgical patients referred from the state and region.  The hospital is a Level 1 CSV and Level 1 ACS Verified Pediatric Trauma Center with a Level 4 NICU and PICU.  The daily surgical service ranges from 15-30 patients.

Training Site #2: Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Number of beds: 165

Percentage of time at this location: 50%

Training site type: Children’s hospital (Randall Children’s Hospital) within adult hospital

Randall Children’s Hospital is a tertiary community children’s hospital.  The surgical service cares for complex pediatric surgical patients referred from the state. The hospital is a Level 1 CSV and Level 1 ACS Verified Pediatric Trauma Center with a Level 4 NICU and PICU.  The daily surgical service ranges from 10-25 patients.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Mubeen Jafri, MD

Associate Program Director: Sanjay Krishnaswami, MD

Program manager: Annie Thompson
thompsan@ohsu.edu
503-494-8871

Faculty:
Kenneth Azarow, MD, Mackenzie Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Marilyn Butler, MD, Clinical Professor
Elizabeth Fialkowski, MD, Associate Professor
Cynthia Gingalewski, MD,
Nick Hamilton, MD, Associate Professor
Mubeen Jafri, MD, Associate Professor, Division Chief
Sanjay Krishnaswami, MD, Professor, Surgeon-in-Chief, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Katrine Lofberg, MD, Assistant Professor
Andrew Zigman, MD, Adjunct Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Wesley Barry, MD
Michael Arnold

Previous 5 fellows:
Colin Gause, 2021, Pediatric Surgeon, Providence St Vincent, Portland, OR.
Stephanie Polites, 2020, Pediatric Surgeon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Ryan Spurrier, 2019, Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Katie Rowland, 2018, Pediatric Surgeon, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Louis Le, 2017, Pediatric Surgeon, Texas Children’s, The Woodlands, TX

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
2021 Block Diagram

Call Schedule
1st year: Q2
2nd year: Q2

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Initial Accreditation: 6/22/2006

Meeting/Training Course policy: We pay for three conferences for the senior fellow and we pay for two conferences for junior fellow.  We also pay for graduating fellow’s registration to the Pediatric Surgery Essentials course.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1265

Board Passage rate (last ten years): 80% passage of QE and 90% CE on first attempt since 2012

Fellow salary:

Last updated: 10/27/2021

Program website: https://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/pediatric-surgery/fellowship/

Overview

We seek trainees interested in learning to manage the full spectrum of general pediatric surgical conditions in any practice setting whilst employing their humanity and individuality to enhance our profession.

Strengths

  • Large case volume and complexity
  • Diverse faculty, 8 faculty members
  • Free standing children's hospital with many nationally ranked subspecialties supported by accompanying fellowships offering a wide array of specialty trainee programs.
  • We seek to add critical care faculty to the program (CC faculty will be on board by 2022)

Institution Information

Rady Children's Hospital
San Diego, CA United States

Number of beds: 524

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

  • 90% of pediatric care in San Diego. -99% of complex care.
  • Provides care to c >225,000 children yearly.
  • Yearly c >20,000 admissions.
  • Yearly c 250,000 outpatient visits.
  • Yearly c 900 trauma patients.
  • Yearly c 100,000 emergency care visits and c 50,000 urgent care visits. (c 400/day)
  • Yearly c >20,000 surgeries.
  • Yearly c 300 newly diagnosed cancer patients.
  • Pediatric Surgery volume: 3500 – 4300 cases/year.
  • Genomics Institute has sequenced >1000 patient/family genomes.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Karen Kling, MD, FACS

Associate Program Director: Timothy Fairbanks, MD, FACS

Program manager:
Janelle Lagler
nlagler@rchsd.org email is best during COVID transitions
858 966 1700 X224292

Karen Kling, MD, FACS
Program Director
kkling@rchsd.org

Faculty:
Stephen Bickler, MD, DTM - Professor
Timothy Fairbanks, MD, MBA - Associate Professor
Romeo Ignacio, MD, CPT USN - Professor
Benjamin Keller, MD - Assistant Professor
Karen Kling, MD - Professor
David Lazar, MD - Assistant Professor
Nicholas Saenz, MD - Professor
Hariharan Thangarajah, MD, MS - Associate Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Shunpei Okochi, MD
Amanda Harrington, MD, MPH

Previous 5 fellows:
Jonathan Halbach, DO LCDR
Naval Hospital, Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Portsmouth, VA

Benjamin Keller, MD
Assistant Professor Rady Children's Hospital University of California, San DIego School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

Bhargava Mullapudi, MD
2018
Assistant Professor Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Pediatric Transplant Fellow Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Katherine Davenport, MD
2015
Asisstant Professor Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: No inhouse call; call every other night from home with supporting resident in house; every other w/e off
2nd year: No inhouse call; call every other night from home with supporting resident in house; every other w/e off
Conference Schedule

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Initial accreditation: 2015

Continued accreditation: Yes

Meeting/Training Course policy: APSA, AAP, boot camp, ECMO course, 2 other courses during the fellowship

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1200-1300

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: https://meded.ucsd.edu/index.cfm/gme/house_officer/
book fund, meal stipend, housing stipend, fellow office with computer, clinical workroom embedded in patient care area

Last updated: 09/17/2021

Program website: https://medicine.iu.edu/departments/surgery/education-programs/fellowship/pediatric-surgery/

It is the Mission of the Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University School of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery program to:

  • Advance the health of children through quality surgical care
  • Advance pediatric surgical care through basic science and clinical outcomes research
  • Advance delivery of pediatric surgical care through quality education of its trainees

The Aims of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Indiana University School of Medicine are to:

  • Provide post-graduate, board-eligible general surgeons the training to become competent surgeons in the delivery of specialized, high-quality pediatric surgical care.
  • Provide a collegial environment that allows collaborative work with professionals across the disciplines of pediatric medicine, while emphasizing the importance of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in patient care.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment that fosters trainee development of self-directed, lifelong learning

Strengths

  • Collegial training environment
  • Diverse faculty perspective and surgical technique utilized in training fellows
  • High volume center at the only academic training center in the state
  • Significant supportive resources, including General and Trauma nurse practitioner support
  • Level 1 Trauma center
  • Contemporary hospital and operating room technology and facilities
  • Diverse educational experience, including frequent multinational teleconferences with peer hospitals in Kenya
  • Excellent history of graduates attaining desirable job post-fellowship
  • Graduate jobs range from private practice to surgeon scientists and academic centers

Weakness

  • Inability for a trainee to perform all index level cases occurring at facility

Institution Information

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis, IN United States

Number of beds: 325

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

Annual Emergency Department Visits                    >47,000
Annual Hospital Operative Volume                         >17,700
2018 Division of Pediatric Surgery Volume             >3200

Centers of Care:

  • Colorectal/Motility
  • Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  • Chest Wall
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Biliary Atresia
  • ECMO Center of Excellence

Faculty Information

Program Director: Brian Gray, MD

Associate Program Director: Alan Ladd, MD MBA

Program manager: Stacy Faletic
(o) 317-274-4606
(f) 317-274-4491
sfaletic@iupui.edu

Faculty:
Ryan Antiel, MD
Deborah Billmire, MD
R. Cartland Burns, MD
Megan Coughlin, MD
Barrett Cromeens, DO, PhD
Brian Gray, MD
Britney Grayson, MD, PhD
Alan Ladd, MD
Matthew Landman, MD, MPH
Troy Markel, MD
Frederick Rescorla, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Eric Groh, MD
Amanda Jensen, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Barrett Cromeens, DO, PhD, 2021 – Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University

Lucas McDuffie, MD, 2020 – Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Britney Grayson, MD, PhD, 2019 – Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University

Aaron Seims, MD, 2018 – Pediatric Surgeon, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Daniel Watkins, MD, 2017 – Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Surgeons of West Michigan, Grand Rapids

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – In-House Q4
2nd Year - In-House Q4

Conference Schedule
Monday – ECMO M&M every other month
Tuesday – ECMO education or Neonatology-Surgery conference
Wednesday – M&M*, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, invited lecturer*, and/or tumor board
Thursday – Fellow SCORE conference*, Multi-disciplinary fetal conference, journal club*, and/or GI-Surgery-Radiology conference*
Friday – Trauma Multi-disciplinary conference or multinational case conference with 2 partner hospitals in Kenya
*fellow led conferences

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for one meeting and one course per year plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1719

Board passage rate (10 years): 90%

Fellow salary: PGY level salary commensurate with University/School of Medicine Policy

Last updated: 06/22/2020

Program website: https://www.nemours.org/education/gme/fellowships/surgery.html

This fellowship will help you prepare for certification by the American Board of Surgery, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship aims to:

  1. Train a well-rounded, empathetic, safe pediatric surgeon who is confident managing all aspects of the surgical care of children.
  2. Steward our fellow in quality improvement projects and methodology, and provide research opportunities.
  3. Provide a rigorous didactic curriculum for our fellow utilizing 360 degree feedback.
  4. Cultivate opportunities for our fellow to educate residents and students.
  5. Encourage our fellow to collaborate across specialties.
  6. Develop our fellow’s presentation skills during M&M conferences and multi-disciplinary educational meetings.

The program features the full participation of all nine of the pediatric surgical division’s full-time faculty members. Each of these physicians will contribute greatly to your education. Your training will include operating room and outpatient clinic experience, as well as bedside evaluation of children. You’ll also play a role in the organization of formal teaching conferences, held weekly. Formal rotations will be spent on Pediatric Urology, Pediatric ENT, and Neonatology during the first 12 months. The last year will be spent entirely on the Pediatric Surgical Service. The majority of your inpatient consultative time will take place at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, a freestanding children’s hospital in Wilmington, Del. The hospital: Is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in eight pediatric specialties, Recently opened expansion with 260 beds, Performs more than 2,800 inpatient and 9,300 outpatient surgical procedures each year in our operating rooms, Receives more than 50,000 annual visits in our Emergency Department (ED), Is accredited by The American College of Surgeons as a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center, Is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Strengths

  • Large attending staff with diverse training backgrounds
  • Program can adapt to needs and interests of the current fellow
  • Exposure to complex hepatobiliary and liver tranplant (optional)
  • Intestinal failure program
  • ECMO experience (we are a high volume ECMO center and one of the few centers that performs ECMO transport)
  • Emphasis on exposure to prenatal consultation
  • Opportunity for meaningful fellow involvement in QI.

Weakness

  • Single fellow program (this can be considered a weakness or strength depending on how you look at it)

Institution Information

Nemours / A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE United States

Number of beds: 200

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children's hospital

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del. As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are: free parking, park-like setting, gym/fitness center, on-site child care center for children of staff, massage therapy. More information is available at https://www.nemours.org/

Faculty Information

Program Director: Loren Berman, MD, MHS

Associate Program Director: Brian Duffy, MD

Program manager: Nina Dowd, BS
Nina.Dowd@nemours.org
(302) 250-5500

Faculty:
Loren Berman, MD – PD
Charles Paidas, MD – Chief
Matthew Boelig, MD
Brian Duffy, MD
Stephen Dunn, MD – CHAIR
Stephen Murphy, MD
Kirk Reichard, MD
Erin Teeple, MD
Charles Vinocur, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Allison Linden, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Mike Phillips, MD
2018
Division of Pediatric Surgery at UNC
Chapel Hill, NC

Erin Teeple, MD
2016
Faculty Member in the Department of Surgery at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to Fellowship boot camp, MIS course, Colorectal course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): Qualifying Exam - 100%; Certifying exam - 50% first pass

Fellow salary: PGY 4 $66,317, PGY 5 $69,016, PGY 6 $72,604

Last updated: 10/14/2021

Program website: https://www.stchristophershospital.com

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children encompasses the broad educational curriculum and clinical training required in the field of Pediatric Surgery. The two-year clinical program provides exposure to an expansive variety of surgical procedures in children, including a high volume of neonatal and minimally invasive surgical cases. Our fellow receives extensive experience in the management of complex congenital malformations as well as routine pediatric surgical conditions. These include abdominal/retroperitoneal and non-cardiac thoracic surgical problems, tumors, infections, head and neck masses, endoscopy, and urologic procedures. The program includes a significant exposure in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (NICU and PICU), with a one-month rotation in each unit. St. Christopher’s is a designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and has an active ECMO program. Fellows attend office hours in the surgery clinic in order to master skills and knowledge required to care for outpatients including preoperative evaluation and postoperative care. Fellows lead a team that manages all patients on the Pediatric Surgery Service (including in the NICU, PICU, and medical-surgical units) with supervision by attending surgeons dedicated to mentorship and evidence-based optimal care. Scholarly activity and education are highly valued, with a broad curriculum covering the full scope of pediatric surgery.

Institution Information

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA United States

Number of beds: 189

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: L. Grier Arthur, MD

Associate Program Director: Rajeev Prasad, MD

Program manager: Kimberly Abrams
kimberly.abrams@towerhealth.org
215-427-8812

Faculty:
L. Grier Arthur, MD — Fellowship Director, Associate Trauma Director, Director of ECMO

Rajeev Prasad, MD — Associate Fellowship Director
Harsh Grewal, MD — Section Chief, Trauma Director
Connie Rossini, MD — Surgical Director of Regional Fetal Evaluation Center

 

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Christopher Pennell, MD

Previous 5 fellows:

Erika B Lindholm, MD
2020
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE

Teerin Meckmongkol, MD, PhD
2018
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL

Sean Ciullo, MD
2017
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Bhairav Shah, MD, PharmD
2016
Palmetto Health
Columbia, SC

Keith Thatch, MD
2015
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Yes

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1137

Board passage rate (3 years): 100% over last 10 years

Fellow salary: 1st year $71,629; 2nd year $73,887

Last updated: 10/14/2021

Program website: http://pediatricsurgery.stanford.edu/education/PedSurgFellowship.html

The Division of Pediatric General Surgery offers a 2-year, single-fellow ACGME accredited fellowship program. The objectives of Stanford’s postgraduate training in Pediatric Surgery are to develop Pediatric Surgeons who can, with an increasing level of autonomy, assume complete responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of the problems relegated to their area of special expertise and who can interact appropriately with allied colleagues involved in the care of pediatric patients. Additionally, it is expected that the fellow will develop the sensitivity required to deal not only with pediatric patients, but also with their families. Interwoven with these objectives will be those of an ethical and academic nature that will reflect the conscience of modern Pediatric Surgery and that will help advance the field through innovation, research, and discovery.

Strengths

  • Broad spectrum of minimal access surgery
  • Endoscopic treatment of achalasia
  • Accredited bariatric surgery program
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Surgical oncology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Fetal diagnosis counseling and treatment
  • Short bowel and intestinal rehabilitation
  • Bowel management program
  • Level 1 Accredited Trauma Center

Weakness

  • Fellow is not involved in transplant

Institution Information

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford, CA United States

Number of beds: 361

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, offers comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to primary care. We provide care in more than 150 medical specialties. Our exceptional care extends far beyond the hospital walls. Today, our Stanford physicians and health care teams offer comprehensive clinical services at more than 60 locations. We’ve expanded our clinical programs to regional centers and have brought our specialists and subspecialists inside more than a dozen top hospitals across the western United States—and we have Stanford Children’s Health primary care providers in dozens of locations across the Bay Area. We provide fertility services, normal and complex obstetrical care, multidisciplinary fetal care and perinatal genetics, and neonatology services all in one place. As global leaders in obstetrical and neonatal care, our physician-scientists have advanced their field in the United States for more than half a century. Together, our network offers a full spectrum of premiere pediatric and obstetrical care close to where our patients and their families live. For more information, please visit our website https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/default.page

Faculty Information

Program Director: Matias Bruzoni, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager and contact info:
Russelle Anne McDermott
Email: rmcdermott@stanfordchildrens.org
Phone number: (650) 723-6439

Faculty:
Matias Bruzoni, MD
Stephanie Chao, MD
Bill Chiu, MD
James Dunn, MD
Julie Fuchs, MD
Gary Hartman, MD
Thomas Krummel, MD
Thomas Hui, MD
Dennis Lund, MD
Claudia Mueller, MD
David Powell, MD
Stephen Shew, MD
Wendy Su, MD
Karl Sylvester, MD
James Wall, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Aaron Cunningham, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Rachel Landisch, MD
2021
Surgical Critical Care Fellow, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Enrico Danzer, MD
2019
Clinical Instructor, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Chad Thorson, MD
2017
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Florida
Miami, FL

Stephanie Chao, MD
2015
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

James Wall, MD
2013
Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Pediatric Surgery Transition to Fellowship Courses, general surgery board preparation, MIS course, ECMO course, ATLS course, APSA member registration and conference payments, AAP meetings. Time away abides by ACGME regulations.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: Based on PGY year and fellow receives a housing stipend.

Last updated: 10/27/2021

Program Name and location:

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Program website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/surgery/education/fellowship/pediatric-surgery.html

Overview of Fellowship:
The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program offered through the University at Buffalo is an ACGME-accredited two-year program. Our one-fellow program provides a focused experience and opportunity to participate in most cases, including advanced MIS exposure. The fellow is fully immersed in inpatient and outpatient care during the program and is both a team leader and educator from day one.

We seek candidates who a motivated, self-learners who are interested in MIS innovation, able to run a service well as single fellow, and have a big-picture view of pediatric surgical care delivery.

Strengths

  • Advanced MIS exposure
  • Diverse faculty
  • Teaching conferences
  • New hospital
  • Single-fellow program
  • No night call
  • Ample APP support

Weaknesses

  • Single fellow program
  • Lack of depth in hepatibiliary
  • Inconsistent PICU/NICU/pediatric specialty support

Institution Information

Training Site #1:

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
Buffalo, NY United States

Number of beds: 180

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital has 45,000 annual ED visits, 20,000 annual cases and is the only free-standing children’s hospital in the area and one of two level 1 pediatric trauma centers in New York State. Multidisciplinary surgery programs include: thyroid tumor board, intestinal rehab, obesity/weight wellness, vascular anomalies, chest wall deformities, and bowel management.

Training Site #2:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY United States

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Our fellow completes a 1-month pediatric oncology rotation within the first year of the program.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Kaveh Vali, MD

Associate Program Director: Ben Ham, MD

Program manager and contact info:
Carly Duszynski
Training Program Administrator
carlydus@buffalo.edu
(716) 898-4050

Faculty:
Kaveh Vali, MD — Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ben Ham, MD — Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor
Carroll Mac Harmon, MD, PhD — Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon in Chief
Kathryn D. Bass, MD, MBA — Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Pediatric Trauma

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Ruchi Amin, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Ben Ham, MD
2020
Faculty, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Anthony Savo, MD
2018
locum tenens

Ben Tabak, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon, Tripler Army Base
Honolulu, Hawaii

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
The fellow is on the Pediatric Surgery service at Oishei Children’s Hospital for majority of the program, but has the opportunity to complete 1-month rotations in the hospital’s NICU and PICU, as well as a 1-month rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for exposure to pediatric oncology cases.

Call Schedule
1st year: no in house call; home call and comes in at discretion of attending *
2nd year: no in house call; home call and comes in at discretion of attending *
*(no direct calls from anybody else)

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program pays for AAP, APSA, Colorectal Course, St Jude Oncology update, Chicago MIS course.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1100

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $60,570 as PGY6 plus estimated ~$3,000 in benefits

Last updated: 10/27/2021

Program website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/surgery/pediatric/education/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Alabama sponsors an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Surgery Fellowship with one resident admitted yearly for the two-year program. Our program seeks candidates from varied backgrounds with strong surgical skills, eager to develop expertise in pediatric surgery. Our goal is to train pediatric surgeons who will be outstanding and compassionate clinicians capable of independently managing pediatric general surgical patients from infancy to young adulthood. The training program provides a broad exposure to all aspects of pediatric surgery and allows for graded autonomy. The faculty members have diverse backgrounds, are at various stages of their careers, and get along quite well. Candidates choose Children’s of Alabama for the large clinical volume, graded fellow autonomy, NICU coverage, and advanced minimally invasive experience.

Strengths

  • Minimally-invasive surgery experience including single-site laparoscopy,
  • Primary coverage of NICU patients
  • Primary coverage of non-cardiac ECMO service
  • Alternate coverage of airway and esophageal foreign bodies
  • Coverage of all urgent and emergent GYN cases
  • Overseas opportunity

Weaknesses

  • Fellows not involved with transplant cases
  • Lack of dedicated time for research

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Birmingham, AL United States

Number of beds: 332 beds plus 48 surgical NICU bassinets

Percentage of time at this location: 96%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

UAB Women’s and Infants Center
Birmingham, AL United States

Number of beds: 120-bed Level IV NICU/CCN

Percentage of time at this location: 4%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Scott Anderson

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Diane Rosato
Diane.Rosato@childrensal.org

Faculty:
Mike Chen, MD, MBA
Elizabeth Beierle, MD
David Rogers, MD, MHPE
Scott Anderson, MD
Colin Martin, MD
Robert Russell, MD, MPH
Vincent Mortellaro, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Natalie O’Neill, MD
Adele Williams, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Alicia Waters, MD
2021
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Tampa, FL

Stewart Carter, MD
2020
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville
Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Jerry Chen, MD
2019
The Permanente Medical Group, Roseville Women and Children’s Center
Roseville, CA

Andrei Radulescu, MD, PhD
2018
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Tate Nice, MD
2017
San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates
San Antonio, TX

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q4
2nd year: Q4

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for transition to fellowship bootcamp, colorectal course, St. Jude course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting, plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work or has specific clinical interest. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1500

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/residents-fellows/current/resident-physician-salary-benefits

Last updated: 11/08/2021

Program website: https://pedsurg.ucsf.edu/education-training/pediatric-surgery-fellowship.aspx

This fellowship takes place between the two participating sites – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco (BCHSF) and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) – with the fellow rotating between campuses on an every three month basis. The two campuses are in close proximity to each other – just 11.5 miles apart. Attending surgeons at both sites are faculty in the UCSF Department of Surgery and regularly interact via weekly web-based joint clinical meetings. The two hospitals have complementary strengths that are critical to the education of a fellow. Combined, the two institutions have a strong commitment to the underserved with a diverse patient population as well as a diverse mix of cases available to the pediatric surgery trainee.

The faculty at BCHSF have long been leaders in complex areas of pediatric surgery such as neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, fetal care, and surgical oncology. The Division of Pediatric Surgery also has a rich history of scholarship in clinical and translational research as well as basic science research. In clinical research, BCHSF has innovated particularly in the areas of fetal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Thus, in addition to the rich clinical volume, the pediatric surgery fellow is encouraged to participate in the long-standing tradition of clinical research.

The faculty at BCHO have long been leaders in pediatric trauma care and are busy clinical surgeons with specific interests in chest wall deformities, inflammatory bowel disease, oncology, neonatal surgery, and surgical critical care. BCHO faculty have research interests in trauma and surgical innovation. BCHO is a high-volume full-service freestanding children’s hospital with a broad range of elective and emergency pediatric surgical cases, a Level 4 NICU, an ECMO program, and an oncology program. The Oakland campus is an American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center, and is one of the busiest pediatric trauma centers in California.

The first year of fellowship will include rotations in the NICU, PICU, Urology and OHNS while year two will concentrate solely on general pediatric surgery.

Strengths

  • Large case volume including niche experience with airway and esophageal foreign bodies (BCHO)
  • GYN cases (BCHO) and open fetal surgery cases (BCHSF) that are all primarily managed by pediatric surgery faculty.

Weaknesses

  • One fellow with two clinical sites – mitigated by a list of index cases that permit the fellow to travel to the alternate site to maximize experience.
  • Relatively new fellowship program that incorporates changes to curriculum and experience based on fellow feedback.

Institution Information

Training Site #1:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
San Francisco, CA United States

Number of beds: 183

Percentage of time at this location: 50%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.

UCSF BCHSF is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants and orthopedics as well as the care of critically ill newborns.

Our new, state-of-the-art, 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco offers emergency care and specialty outpatient services, including a 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. Our doctors were the first in the world to successfully perform surgery on a baby still in the womb. The Fetal Treatment Center is intricately connected with the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital which is dedicated to providing expert surgical care for fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions. Our pediatric surgeons remain committed to the ongoing development of new surgical techniques for treating diseases in children-particularly minimally invasive approaches to replace more invasive open procedures that require large incisions.

Additional tailored fellow outpatient clinical experiences include the L.I.F.E. (Long-Term Infant-to-Adult Follow-Up and Evaluation Program) clinic for long-term multidisciplinary follow-up care for children surviving and thriving with congenital anomalies, the UCSF Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center for highly specialized multidisciplinary care for all types of vascular birthmarks and anomalies, from the most common to the rare and complex, colorectal anomalies clinic, and chest wall anomalies clinic.

Training Site #2:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Oakland, CA United States

Number of beds: 190

Percentage of time at this location: 50%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California for nearly 100 years.  UCSF BCHO is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions spanning 30 pediatric medical subspecialties with programs dedicated to oncology, bone marrow transplant, congenital heart disease, complex neonatal care, ECMO, inflammatory bowel disease, and pediatric trauma care.

Our freestanding 190-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland offers emergency care and comprehensive inpatient services – including a 44-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery and a 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Over 10,000 children are admitted and over 8,000 Operating Room cases are performed annually. Our Level 1 pediatric trauma center is one of the busiest in the state with over 1,000 major trauma admissions annually. The UCSF pediatric surgery faculty in Oakland maintain a broad and high-volume general pediatric surgical practice that encompasses common childhood problems from hernias, pilonidal disease, vascular access, emergency general surgery, aerodigestive foreign bodies, GYN emergencies, and trauma; to complex neonatal and pediatric problems including congenital anomalies, tumors, chest wall deformities, complex gastrointestinal surgery, anorectal malformations, and neonatal surgical emergencies.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Hanmin Lee, MD

Associate Program Director: Aaron Jensen, MD-APD and site director, Oakland
Lan Vu, MD-APD and site director, SF

Program manager: Julie Link
415-476-6493
julie.link@ucsf.edu

Faculty:
James Betts, MD
Michael Harrison, MD emeritus
Olajire Idowu, MD
Aaron Jensen, MD, MEd, MS
Sunghoon Kim, MD
Hanmin Lee, MD
Tippi MacKenzie, MD (Research)
Willieford Moses, MD
Christopher Newton, MD
Amar Nijagal, MD
Doruk Ozgediz, MD, MSc
Lan Vu, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Maria “Carmen” Mora, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Chinwendu Onwubiko, MD, PhD
Graduated July 31, 2021
Assistant professor-University of Alabama Birmingham (starting October 2021)

Curriculum Information

Block Diagram: Click Here

BCHSF:
Home call on every Tuesday night
Home call every other weekend (Friday 6pm to Monday 6am)
Support for in house surgical resident who takes primary call for all service questions and consults

BCH Oakland:

  • Home call Mon-Thurs for index cases only (come in 1-2 nights per month on average)
  • In-house call Friday nights
  • Post-call every Saturday, off every Sunday

Conference Schedule:
Tuesdays
6:45-7:45 a.m.                   Fellow Education Conference  (both sites)
10:00-10:30 a.m.              Mission Bay Clinic Meeting (SF only)
10:30-11:30 a.m.              Pediatric Surgery-BCHSF/BCHO/Kaiser (both sites)
12-1:30 p.m.                       Tumor Board-Mission Bay Benioff Children's Hospital A1601A (SF only)
1:00-2:00 p.m.                   Fetal Diagnosis Conference C3810A/B (SF only)

Wednesdays
7:00‐8:00 a.m.                   Trauma Conference (OAK only-4th Weds)
8:00‐9:00 a.m.                   Trauma Advisory Conference (OAK only-4th Weds)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    Ped Surg Grand Rounds (1st Weds-both sites)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    Combined M&M (2nd Weds-both sites)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    Clinical Issues and Collaborations (3rd Weds-both sites)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Journal Club (4th Weds-both sites)

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Initial accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to Fellowship bootcamp, St. Jude oncology course, MIS course, Colorectal course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work.  Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: PGY-6  $77,554.00; PGY-7  $80,133.00

Last updated: 11/12/2021

Program website: https://surgery.uchicago.edu/education/pediatrics-surgery-fellowship

This two-year fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that consists of extensive clinical and surgical training in pediatric surgery, including trauma, ECMO, oncology, congenital abnormalities, minimally invasive surgery, subspecialty and critical care services. Applicants must have completed training in general surgery and be eligible to take the qualifying examination in general surgery given by the American Board of Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Interested applicants should apply to the program via the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). One fellow is selected every other year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program start date is August 1 of every other year, and the end date is July 31 of the second year.

Institution Information

The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL United States

Number of beds: 172

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Welcome to the University of Chicago Section of Pediatric Surgery. We are proud to be a part of one of America’s premier universities and to share with you our rich surgical history matched only by our ongoing commitment to excellence in patient care, research and teaching. The Pediatric Surgical Subspecialty group at the University of Chicago performs more than 4,000 operations each year for a variety of childhood diseases. The clinical faculty offers world-renowned expertise in all aspects of pediatric surgical care with complete, well-balanced programs in General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics and Urology. The hallmark of the Pediatric General Surgery program is an AGCME-accredited, two-year fellowship training program in Pediatric General Surgery. The program has a broad clinical emphasis with clinical programs in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), Vascular Anomalies, Colorectal Reconstruction, Aerodigestive Disease, Chest Wall Deformities, Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS), Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). In addition to these unique programs, the general surgery group performs traditional pediatric surgical procedures ranging in complexity from high index neonatal surgery to routine hernia surgery. Our fellows receive a broad-based training from faculty that are deeply invested in the education of future pediatric surgeons. The Otolaryngology group provides a vast range of complex services from endoscopic sinus surgery and cochlear implantation to traditional myringotomy tubes for otitis media. There is ongoing seminal research in allergic rhinitis supported by NIH funding. The Neurosurgery group supports all aspects of pediatric surgery including neuro-oncology, neurovascular surgery, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy and minimally invasive surgery, allowing unprecedented access to innovative treatments. There is ongoing research in hydrocephalus physiology supported by NIH funding. The Orthopedics group performs a wide range of procedures ranging in complexity from complicated scoliosis surgery to routine fracture care. The Urology group has a renowned national expert in bladder reconstruction and complex congenital urological anomalies who performs a wide range of minimally invasive procedures including robotic surgery ranging from innovative/complicated urological reconstruction to traditional hypospadias repair.  Along with our clinical and research activities, we emphasize a rich and vibrant academic environment for the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. We seek to create an environment that will foster the development and growth of our future medical leaders.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Grace Z. Mak, MD

Associate Program Director: Manish T. Raiji, MD

Program manager: Alicia Snuggs, MEd
asnuggs@bsd.uchicago.edu
(773) 702-7418

Faculty:
Jessica Kandel, MD — Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery; Chief, Section of Pediatric General Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Comer Children’s Hospital
Thomas Lee, MD — Professor
Marion Henry, MD, MPH -- Professor
Grace Mak, MD — Associate Professor
Mark Slidell, MD, MPH — Associate Professor
Nikunj Chokshi, MD — Associate Professor
Bethany Slater, MD, MBA — Associate Professor
Brian Jones, MD — Assistant Professor
Deborah Loeff, MD — Assistant Professor
Manish Raiji, MD — Assistant Professor
Carmelle Romain, MD — Assistant Professor
Kathryn Rowland, MD, MPH — Assistant Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Frances Okolo, MD
Minna Wieck, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Marielena Bachier-Rodriguez, MD
2021

Minna Wieck, MD
2020
Assistant Professor at University of California at Davis
Sacramento, California

Lindsay Talbot, MD
2018
Assistant Professor at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

Manish Raiji, MD
2017
Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Erica Carlisle, MD
2016
Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Home call — once per week and every other weekend
2nd year: Home call — once per week and every other weekend

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Each fellow will have the opportunity to attend the following courses/conferences:

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
  • Pediatric Colorectal Course (Pena) in Colorado
  • Course for Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (Northwestern) as well as an additional course of the fellow’s choosing

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1100

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 11/19/2021

Program website: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/surgery/divisions-centers-affiliates/pediatric/education/pediatric-surgery-fellowship-program

Our two-year fellowship was established in 1993. Our mission is to provide a well-rounded pediatric surgical education in all facets of our specialty. Our global objective is to prepare the graduates of our program to step into their careers prepared to meet the challenges of the profession, regardless of their ultimate career goals.

During the two-year curriculum, fellows work exclusively at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. During the first year, the fellow rotates a month each on Neonatology, Critical Care, and Urology. The rotations provide a focused, in-depth experience in each of these subspecialty areas, which are important aspects of pediatric surgical practice. The other nine months are spent on Pediatric Surgery where the trainee will develop expertise in the diagnostic, operative, and perioperative surgical care of patients, from prenatal diagnosis through adolescence, with congenital and acquired anomalies and diseases. As Chief, the second year is designed to prepare the fellow for independent practice, to broaden his/her experience in all areas of pediatric surgery, and to provide greater depth of knowledge in neonatal surgical problems, oncology, trauma management, and surgical disorders of the chest and abdomen. The fellowship is organized to ensure that the trainee is prepared for the American Board of Surgery – Pediatric Surgery Qualifying and Certifying Examinations. Regardless of a fellow’s ultimate career goal, the faculty is absolutely committed to helping all fellows achieve their goals.

The graduates of our program have established very successful careers across the country. Our fellows are in both academic medical centers and private practice. Regardless of the area of clinical focus, the graduates of our programs have consistently provided feedback that they were more than ready to function independently upon completion of the fellowship program.

Strengths

  • Large scope of Pediatric Surgery defined cases
  • Large volume of colorectal cases
  • Financial support for 6+ national conferences and educational courses
  • Strong program support for career development
  • Strong service support minimalizing the trainee’s service obligations
  • Large APP support for both services

Weakness

  • Fellows not involved with transplant cases

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO United States

Number of beds: 444

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Ann Kulungowski, MD
ann.kulungowski@childrenscolorado.org
720-777-4644

Associate Program Director: Jose Diaz-Miron, MD

Program manager: Ashley N. Carlson
Ashley.3.carlson@cuanschutz.edu
720-777-4531

Faculty:
Shannon Acker, MD
Denis Bensard, MD
Andrea Bischoff, MD
Luis De la Torres, MD
S. Christopher Derderian, MD
Jose (Pepe) Diaz-Miron, MD
Thomas Inge, MD
Frederick Karrer, MD
Ann Kulungowski, MD
Kenneth Liechty, MD
Steve Moulton, MD
David Partrick, MD
Jonathan Roach, MD
Stig Somme, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Kristine Corkum, MD
Jonathan Hills-Dunlap, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Christopher Derderian, MD
August 2019-July 2021
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Shannon Acker, MD
August 2017 – July 2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Erica Gross, MD
July 2015 – July 2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Stony Brook University Hospital/Stony Brook Children’s
Stony Brook, NY

Eiichi Miyasaka, MD
July 2014 – July 2016
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery
Case Western Reserve/UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, OH

Matt Landman, MD
July 2013 – June 2015
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Indiana/Rile Children’s Health
Indianapolis, IN

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – In-house call, 15 calls over 13 weeks
2nd Year – In-house call, 15 calls over 13 weeks

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to Fellowship bootcamp, St. Jude course, MIS course, Peña Colorectal course, PECTUS course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1155

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: Salary information updated annually to reflect cost of living in the Denver, Colorado at https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/graduate-medical-education/CUGME-benefits/stipends PGY-7: $78,906.00; PGY-6: $76,202.00

Last updated: 11/8/2021

Program website: https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/

We strive to train dedicated, clinically excellent pediatric surgeons. We enjoy working with self-motivated surgeons that share our love for children. Our strength is our diverse faculty that truly enjoys training our future pediatric surgeons.

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program sponsored by the University of Connecticut is a two-year program that provides the fellow with experience in clinical and operative settings. Our program takes one fellow every 2 years. It is a competency-based program, which emphasizes learning through hands-on experience. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that are autonomous, enthusiastic and dedicated to the field.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit free standing children’s hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s fosters a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education, and advocacy. Connecticut Children’s serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. The hospital has a 32-bed neonatal intensive care unit located at Connecticut Children’s and 40-bed neonatal intensive care unit located at the Uconn Health Center in Farmington, CT, an 18-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 97 medical/surgical beds, 8 operating rooms, an ambulatory surgery center in Farmington with 4 rooms and a 24-hour pediatric emergency department. Connecticut Children’s welcomes, cares for and protects all children who walk through our doors. We are an institution of acceptance and compassion regardless of nationality or immigration status.

Institution Information

Connecticut Children’s
Hartford, CT United States

Number of beds: 187

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a Magnet® designated hospital. Connecticut Children’s provides more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs to uniquely care for the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Our team of pediatric experts and care coordinators bring access to breakthrough research, advanced treatments for both rare and common diseases, and innovative health and safety programs to every child. Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all children through convenient locations, care alliances and partnerships.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Christine Finck, MD

Associate Program Director: Richard Weiss, MD

Program Manager: Marianne Custer, BS, C-TAGME
mcuster@connecticutchildrens.org
860.837.6260

Fellowship Program Coordinator: Allison Williams
Awilliams05@connecticutchildrens.org
860.837.6262

Faculty:
Christine Finck, MD, FACS — Surgeon-in-Chief, Division Head
Richard Weiss, MD, FACS — Medical Director, Pediatric Surgery Division
Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS — Medical Director Pediatric Trauma Program; Chief Surgical Quality Officer
James Healy, MD, MHS — Pediatric Surgeon
J. Leslie Knod, MD — Pediatric Surgeon
Christine Rader, MD, FACS — Surgical Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program
Donald W. Hight, MD — emeritus
Michael Bourque, MD — emeritus

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Katerina Dukleska, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
James Healy, MD
2019
Pediatric Surgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Yue-Yung Hu, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago

Anthony Tsai, MD
2015
Pediatric Surgeon at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Kimberly Ruscher, MD, MPH
2013
Pediatric Surgeon at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Oregon

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
Our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship experience is designed to produce a competent and superb pediatric surgeon.

The rotations are designed to provide outstanding didactic teaching and operative experience. The curriculum is set in a longitudinal fashion that involves exposure to the clinics, to the operating room, to the emergency room and trauma bays, and through quality improvement projects. Twenty-two months are spent working with key faculty from the department of pediatric surgery, one month is spent focusing pediatric care in our Pediatric ICU, and one month is spent focusing on neonatal care in our Neonatal ICU.

Block Schedule
In first year, fellow will rotate on pediatric surgery, NICU, and PICU.
In the second year, the fellow will rotate on pediatric surgery.

Weekly Schedule Template
Mondays:  Inpatient rounds, Operating Room
Tuesdays:  Education in am; Clinic in pm
Wednesdays: Inpatient rounds in am; OR, Administrative time in pm
Thursdays:  Inpatient rounds, Operating room
Fridays: Inpatient rounds; Operating room
Sign-out of patients in the afternoon usually occur at 4pm

Research: Fellows will be required to participate in one quality improvement project during their two-year fellowship training program.

Call Schedule
1st Year – typically from home and q 2
2nd Year – typically from home and q 2

Conference Schedule
Below is a list of our conferences at which fellows are expected to attend and participate. We expect attendance at all weekly conferences, tumor board meetings, Tuesday education session, and grand rounds meetings unless the fellow is on vacation or unless emergent clinical duties preclude attendance.

Surgery/Pathology/Radiology Conference- Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:00 am
Members of the above departments (including fellows and fellows) attend.  This meeting correlates and discusses specific cases with Radiological differential diagnoses and Pathological confirmation in a teaching setting.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference occurs monthly and Pre-Op Patients are discussed weekly.

Pediatrics Grand Rounds- Weekly, Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am
This conference is attended by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Medical Staff, House Staff, Advance Practice RNs, Community Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Fellows and Fellows.  Topics change as to inform attendees of new developments in various areas of health care for children.

Tuesday education conference: Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:00 am
The attendings, fellows, fellows, and medical students will attend this meeting.  The fellow is responsible for leading this conference. A list of topics will be given at the beginning of the year and will follow the PedScore format. In addition, topics will be supplemented with journal club and walk rounds.

Pediatric Tumor Board Meeting- Weekly, Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
This conference is attended by members of pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology.  All are invited to discuss interesting and challenging cases in pediatric oncology. Cases are presented by the attending physician with a review of pertinent medical literature, and development of treatment plan.

Surgical Quality Conference- Quarterly, Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 am
All pediatric surgical specialists and anesthesiologists are invited to participate.  Typically, two or three cases are presented by the attending surgeon.  The patient’s history, physical examination, radiographic studies, operative intervention and post-operative course are reviewed.

GI Conference- Wednesday, 4:00pm-Monthly
All members of the Pediatric Surgery Department and the Pediatric Gastroenterology Department are encouraged to attend.  Current cases are discussed, with focus on diagnosis and procedure.

NICU and PICU Conference – Quarterly
There is a NICU and PICU quarterly conference where interesting cases are discussed.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Fellows are provided $3,500 annually to fund conference travel, the purchase of education-related materials and one electronic device. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: Approximately 1100 cases

Board passage rate (3 years): Qualifying exam- 100%; certifying exam 50% first pass

Fellow salary: 2020-2021 PGY6: $70,180

Last updated: 11/12/2021

Program website: https://pediatric.surgery.med.ufl.edu/education/

We are in the match every other year as a single resident program allowing maximal exposure to index cases. The intensive two-year training program includes all aspects of pediatric surgery. In the first year, residents spend up to 2 months on electives which include neonatology and pediatric critical care. The second year is spent entirely on the pediatric surgery service. Further opportunities in pediatric congenital heart surgery and pediatric urology may be made available as desired by the resident. The organized didactic component of the residency includes a weekly case conference and a subject conference, which is based on the required contents from the American Board of Surgery, and the SCORE curriculum. Additionally, there is a twice-monthly divisional morbidity and mortality conference. Multi-disciplinary conferences that the pediatric surgery residents attend are pathology, tumor board, ECMO M&M, and PICU case conferences.

Strengths

  • Broad range of exposure to complex cases, with wide referral base throughout North Central Florida, the Panhandle, and southern Georgia.
  • Specialty programs (gastroparesis, diaphragm pacing, IBD, intestinal failure, ECMO, burns) allow for exposure to niche practices and guidance to develop these programs after training.
  • Pediatric surgeons at UF get the majority of airway and esophageal foreign bodies, and acute testicular cases.
  • Adolescent gynecology cases are also performed by the pediatric surgeons.
  • Rigorous teaching environment that focuses on the fellow, with opportunities for the fellow to begin their career development.

Weaknesses

  • Pediatric transplant is rebuilding, is within the transplant division of the UF Department of Surgery.
  • Single-fellow program.

Institution Information

Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Number of beds: 210

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

pediatric surgery: 1860 cases/year

Faculty Information

Program Director: Janice Taylor, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director: Saleem Islam, MD, MPH

Program manager: Kassandra Moench
Kassandra.Moench@surgery.ufl.edu
(352) 594-7555

Faculty:
Saleem Islam, MD, MPH — Chief
Shawn Larson, MD
Moiz Mustafa, MD
Robin Petroze, MD, MPH
Janice Taylor, MD, MEd

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Faidah Badru, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Kevin Johnson, MD
2020
Image-guided surgery fellowship, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Faraz Khan, MBBS
2018
Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Daniel Solomon, MD
2016
Assistant Professor, Yale University
New Haven, CT

Constance Lee, MD
2015
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Ana Ruzic, MD
2014
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Curriculum Information

Call schedule:
1st Year - Q3 home call
2nd Year - Q3 home call

Conference Schedule:
Example week:
Monday AM case conference
Wednesday AM pediatric surgery subject conference or division M&M
Thursday AM pediatric surgery subject conference
Friday AM departmental M&M and grand rounds

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: St. Jude course, MIS course, colorectal course, APSA & AAP annual meetings, other meetings that fellow has presentation accepted. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1500

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: https://financeadmin.med.ufl.edu/com-hr/benefits/housestaff-benefits/housestaff-stipends/

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/pediatric-surgery-fellowship

At the University of Iowa Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program, we look forward to training diverse candidates who are enthusiastic about developing expertise in the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of infants and children. As the only quaternary referral center in the state and region, we see a wide range of operative pathology and care for highly complex patients. Our faculty have varied clinical and academic backgrounds, are at different stages in their careers, and prioritize fellow education. Our didactic training component prepares fellows to become competent pediatric surgeons, dedicated teachers, and life-long learners. Our clinical team includes surgical residents, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists who are collegial, collaborative, and committed to assuring prioritization of fellow education. Our goal is to train future leaders in surgery and pediatric surgery. Upon completion of the two-year program, fellows are qualified for certification in Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Strengths

  • Diverse and complex case load given our status as the only quaternary referral center in the state, collaborative relationships with NICU and PICU providers, clinical team that prioritizes fellow education.
  • Career counseling, coaching and leadership training are integrated into training program.
  • We train one fellow at a time, which requires the pediatric surgery trainee to lead for clinical team starting on day one. It also requires the pediatric surgical trainee to be prepared to perform complex pediatric surgical procedures starting on day one.

Weaknesses

  • No operative transplantation exposure.
  • There are no other pediatric surgical fellows on service.

Institution Information

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Iowa City, IA United States

Number of beds: 190

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

The Division of pediatric surgery is staffed by four faculty surgeons, 3 nurse practitioners and 3 nurse specialists. General surgery residents (4) rotate on the pediatric surgical service in their fourth, second and intern years. Additionally, anesthesia and oral surgery residents rotate as interns. The faculty of the week (on call surgery faculty) rounds with the team daily. The fellow and senior resident are responsible for assessing all patients, as well as developing and implementing the care plan. The pediatric surgery service works closely with pediatric gastroenterology, otolaryngology and urology as well as NICU and PICU.

Pediatric surgery census: Average active daily census is approximately 20 (15-30) patients, including children in the NICU, PICU and general ward.

Case volume: The pediatric surgery service performs approximately 1400-1500 surgical procedures each year.

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital featuring additional “Only” designations such as the only Level 4 NICU, only Level 1 Trauma Center for pediatrics, and only pediatric surgery team. We cared for nearly 84,000 patients last year from every one of Iowa’s 99 counties, 45 states, and 20 countries. More information is available at https://uichildrens.org/.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Joel Shilyansky, MD

Associate Program Director: Erica Carlisle, MD

Program manager: Cate Unruh, MEd
cate-unruh@uiowa.edu
319-467-5302

Faculty:
Erica Carlisle, MD
Graeme Pitcher, MBBCh
Julia Shelton, MD, MPH
Joel Shilyansky, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Benjamin A. Farber, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Sarah K. Walker, MD
2019
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University, El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Home – Q3
2nd year: Home – Q3

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Pays for Transition to Fellowship bootcamp, general surgery board prep, St. Jude course, MIS course, Colorectal course, APSA meeting, AAP meeting plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work. Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 885

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: $69,100 or commeasurate

Last updated: 11/04/2021

Program website: http://louisvillesurgery.com/fellowshipsPed.html

Recruitment Brochure: Click Here

Overview of Fellowship:
The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Training Program at the University of Louisville / Norton Children’s Hospital is a “one fellow” program, accepting one fellow every other year. The program focuses on the clinical education of the fellow, with ample opportunity for experience of a wide variety of cases.  The program offers excellent exposure to neonatal pathology, supported by one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the country.  While formal rotations in other surgical disciplines are not part of the formal curriculum, ample opportunity to care for patients with cardiac, urological, orthopedic, and otolaryngologic  issues is available due to a limited number of fellows of other surgical specialties in the hospital.

Program self-reported strengths:
Large case volume, high faculty to fellow ratio, single-fellow program, extensive neonatal experience. The program includes ECMO, burn and trauma responsibilities.

Program self-reported weaknesses:
Very busy clinical program, rotations available in Cardiac Surgery, Urology, and other surgical subspecialties but not part of the formal required curriculum. No transplant experience as part of the fellowship training.

Institution Information

Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY United States

Number of beds: 300

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Norton Children’s is a leader in caring for children throughout Louisville, Southern Indiana, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. As the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, has cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The 300-bed hospital is Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

The Norton Children’s system offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, including a full range of services for congenital and acquired heart disease, cancer care, neurosciences, spine and orthopedic care, and neonatal care.

This is a busy clinical program with extensive operative and patient care experience.  Fellows typically complete 1400-1800 operative cases during their fellowship, and exceed all “required” case minimums.  The Pediatric Surgery Service typically performs 3000-4000 total cases per year.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Cynthia Downard, MD, MMSc

Associate Program Director: Tiffany Wright, MD

Program manager: Lindsey Gumer, MHA
lindsey.gumer@louisville.edu
502-629-8630

Faculty:
Mary E. Fallat, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville
Surgical Quality Officer Norton Children’s Hospital

Sheldon J. Bond, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville

David Foley, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville
Trauma Medical Director Norton Children’s Hospital

Cynthia Downard, MD, MMSc
Professor of Surgery
Program Director Pediatric Surgery
University of Louisville

Tiffany Wright, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville
Director Surgical Critical Care Norton Children’s Hospital

Stewart Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Heron Baumgarten, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Zaria Murrell, MD
2011-2013
Huntsville Hospital
Huntsville, AL

Julia Shelton, MD, MPH
2013-2015
Program Director- General Surgery
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Tiffany Wright, MD
2015-2017
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Andrea Doud, MD
2017-2019
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Kevin Riggle, MD
2019-2021
Gundersen Health System
University of Wisconsin
LaCrosse, WI

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
First year: one month PICU rotation, one month NICU rotation, remainder General Pediatric Surgery
Second year: General Pediatric Surgery

Call Schedule
1st year: The fellow alternates call from home with the PGY4 resident. In house call responsibilities average one night per week.
2nd year: The fellow alternates call from home with the PGY4 resident. In house call responsibilities average one night per week.
Conference Schedule

Day/Time Conference   Day/Time  Conference
Every Monday 700 M&M Conference (PGY2)

Weekly Case Preview(PGY2)

1st Tuesday 1200

1st Tuesday 1300

Radiology Conference (Fellow)

Research Meeting (Beth McClure –Research Nurse)

  2nd Tuesday 1200 General Tumor Board
  2nd Tuesday 1300 SCORE Curriculum (Fellow)
  3rd Tuesday 1200 PICU Journal Club (PICU Leader)
  3rd Tuesday 1300 SCORE Curriculum(Fellow)
  4th Tuesday 1200 Surgical Tumor Board
  4th Tuesday 1300 SCORE Curriculum (Fellow)
  5th Tuesday 1200 Faculty Retreat

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The program supports attendance at the AAP Transition to Practice Program, APSA, the St Jude Oncology Review Course, an MIS Course, an Anorectal Course, the Pediatric Surgery Capstone Course, and other educational opportunities as deemed appropriate.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: Fellows complete 1400-1800 operative cases during their fellowship.

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY-6 - $65,784; PGY-7 - $68,067

Last updated: 11/12/2021

Program website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/surgery/surgical-specialties/pediatric-surgery/training

At Michigan Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Programs, we’re looking for leaders and innovators who want to change the way pediatric surgery is practiced and delivered. Whatever your future goals are as a surgeon, we’ll give you the training and resources to get there. We offer fellowship programs in pediatric surgery, pediatric surgical critical care, medical innovation in pediatrics, fetal diagnosis and treatment, and clinical research in pediatric surgery. Your training ground is the University of Michigan’s high-volume academic medical center, Michigan Medicine, home to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a modern 12-story facility featuring a dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care center, as well as an operating suite featuring the latest technologies, including intra-operative MRI capability.

Here’s why training at Michigan will prepare you to lead in the profession:

  • Training across the spectrum of specialties: Our physicians are internationally recognized experts in a broad range of pediatric surgery specialties, with core strengths in oncology, minimally invasive surgery including interventional radiology, critical care including ECMO, and neonatal surgery. You’ll benefit from working with an adept and caring faculty whose diverse experiences and areas of interest will spark and complement your own.
  • Meaningful and immediate feedback: Faculty in the section provide frequent and timely feedback to fellows through in-person assessment as well as a novel smartphone-delivered survey. You’ll learn more, faster, through this ongoing feedback loop, building your autonomy as a surgeon as your training progresses.
  • Extensive research opportunities: With more than $2 million in annual external sponsorship for Pediatric Surgery primary investigators, as well as longstanding partnerships across institutions, our research network is vast. Fellows will have their pick of opportunities to participate in research, from basic science to health services.
  • Foundational knowledge in engaged settings: Fellows integrate quickly into the clinical rhythms of the department by participating in weekly conferences, including a pediatric tumor board, a multi-site patient management conference, a radiology/pathology conference, a PedScore lecture series, Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, morbidity/mortality conference, and multidisciplinary conferences in vascular anomalies, inflammatory bowel disease, neonatology, ECMO, and fetal management. You’ll learn clinical decision-making from physicians across multiple disciplines, and gain experience by presenting your own cases and receiving feedback.
  • Research Education: We offer training for research in the field of pediatric surgery, giving our trainees time to develop advanced investigative skills and explore research projects. Our faculty work with trainees pursuing research throughout the University of Michigan, from fellows in our specialized Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship to undergraduates in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Throughout your time at Michigan, you’ll form friendships with peers and mentors that will invigorate your career trajectory now and into the future.

Institution Information

University of Michigan CS Mott Childrens Hopsital
Ann Arbor, MI United States

Number of beds: 302

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

U.S. News & World Report ranked Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. U-M the only children’s hospital ranked in all ten categories, but Michigan is also ranked higher than every other children’s hospital in the state in every category evaluated. In 2017, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital received verification as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. The ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program was developed to improve the quality of children’s surgical care by creating a system that helps match each child’s individual surgical needs with the best care environment. With this designation, Michigan became one of the first level 1 children’s surgical centers in the nation. At Michigan Pediatric Surgery, we’re proud of the well-rounded enterprise we’ve built — performing nearly 2,500 operations a year in our fast-growing specialty practice; advancing pediatric surgery knowledge and practice through NIH-funded research; and offering collegial and unique fellowship training experiences. We’re motivated by providing the very best care to our patients while improving the health of children everywhere as we help create the future of pediatric surgery.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Erika Newman, MD

Associate Program Director: Marcus J Jarboe, MD

Program manager: Janice Davis
janiced@med.umich.edu
1-734-936-5732

Faculty:
Ronald B. Hirschl, MD – Section Chief
James Geiger, MD
Marcus J. Jarboe, MD
Peter F. Ehrlich, MD
George B. Mychaliska, MD
Steven W. Bruch, MD
Erika A. Newman, MD
Meghan A. Arnold, MD
Samir Gadepalli, MD
Erin Perrone, MD
Mathew Ralls, MD
Elizabeth Speck, MD
Arul Thirumoorthi, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Cory Criss, MD
Aimee Kim, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Joseph Church, MD
2021
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Natasha Corbitt, MD
2020
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

Jose Diaz Miron, MD
2019
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Christa Grant, MD
2018
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Penn State University
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Mathew Ralls, MD
2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: no in house call back up at home 1 in 2 come in for level 1 traumas
2nd year: no in house call back up at home 1 in 2 come in for level 1 traumas

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program will pay for APSA and colorectal conference in years 1 and AAP and one other conference in year 2

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1247

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $77,280 ( 2019)

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.umc.edu/som/Departments%20and%20Offices/SOM%20Departments/Surgery/Fellows/Pediatric-Surgery/Pediatric-Surgery1.html

Our fellowship is an ACGME-accredited two-year program that is designed to develop proficiency in the care of infants, children and adolescents with surgical problems. Our program began in 2012 under the direction of Dr. Christopher Blewett.

We designed our program to provide an educational experience which results in a trainee acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a proficient and independent practitioner of pediatric surgery. Whether your goal is to be in a private practice or a faculty appointment in an academic medical center, our program will give you a broad-based training experience.

In the fellow’s first year of training, clinical rotations in pediatric surgery as well as PICU and NICU lay the foundation; the second year of training is devoted exclusively to pediatric surgery. While clinical rotations are necessary, it must be realized that these rotations are not sufficient to achieve the overall goal. A robust program of didactic learning is also required to develop the knowledge base needed by a pediatric surgeon.  This is accomplished through our weekly conference and teaching schedule. When you successfully complete our pediatric surgery fellowship program, you will be eligible to take the qualifying and certifying examinations offered by the American Board of Surgery.

Institution Information

Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS United States

Number of beds: 250

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Batson Children’s Hospital is the flagship of Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). As Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, we care for kids from across the state, offering everything from emergency care to highly specialized heart and cancer care for kids.

Batson Children’s Hospital treats about 150,000 children each year in more than 30 specialty areas, including newborn medicine, pediatric cardiology, neurology, and surgery. It houses the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department along with Mississippi’s only pediatric treatment programs for cancer, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, congenital heart defects, and more.

 

Faculty Information

Program Director: David E. Sawaya, Jr.

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Jodi Boyd, C-TAGME
jboyd@umc.edu
601-984-5102

Faculty:
Christopher Blewett, MD — Dr. Richard C. Miller Chair of Pediatric Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s of Mississippi
Barry Berch, MD — Associate Professor
Michael W. Morris Jr., MD — Assistant Professor
David E. Sawaya, Jr., MD — Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Colin Muncie, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Dan W. Parrish, MD
2019
West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

Michael W. Morris, Jr., MD
2017
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS

Richard S. Herman, MD
2015
Case Western Rainbow Babies; Cleveland OH

Tamarah Westmoreland, MD, PhD
2013
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando FL

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule

Year 1 Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July
Rotation Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg NICU PICU Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg
% OP 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
% Research 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Year 2 Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July
Rotation Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg Peds Surg
% OP 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
% Research 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%

Call Schedule
1st Year – in-house/home and every other weekend
2nd Year – in-house/home and every other weekend

Conference Schedule
Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds Conference—A weekly didactic series devoted to essential topics in Pediatric Surgery. This will be organized by the Pediatric Surgery fellow and program director. A variety of Pediatric Surgery topics will be presented and discussed by Pediatric Surgery faculty, the  fellow, residents as well as invited guest moderators from other sub-specialties including but not limited to urology, ENT, anesthesia. The final 10-15 minutes of the conference will include a review of the next week’s scheduled cases.

Divisional Morbidity & Mortality Conference—A twice monthly discussion of deaths and complications on the Pediatric Surgery service. Pediatric Surgery will continue to submit case logs for the departmental M&M, and participate in that conference as invited. The divisional conference is intended to be a more rigorous discussion of complications than is allowed in the departmental forum.

Pediatric Surgery Divisional Journal Club—A quarterly journal club meeting to discuss relevant Pediatric Surgery topics. The quarterly journal “Seminars in Pediatric Surgery” will be the primary source for these articles. This is a faculty-driven conference. The articles are presented by the Pediatric Surgery faculty and open for discussion with the fellow, residents and guest pediatric specialty divisions such as Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Urology, etc.

Pediatric Surgery SCORE Conference—A twice monthly conference with mandatory attendance by all Pediatric Surgery faculty, the fellow, and any residents that wish to participate. This conference is designed to prepare the fellow for the Pediatric Surgery oral certifying exam. The SCORE curriculum will be completed in its entirety over 2 years for each fellow. We use the SCORE template to spawn oral board questions and allow the fellow to formulate answers and to simulate the certifying exam. Faculty critique the fellow’s knowledge base and ability to formulate appropriate and safe treatment algorithms.

Pediatric Surgery Attending Rounds—Rounds are accomplished every morning, led by the Pediatric Surgery fellow and residents. The Pediatric Surgery attending of the week sees every patient every day with the fellow, residents, medical students, and/or nurse practitioners. Care plans are formulated and teaching rounds are completed.

Tumor Board—A weekly conference at 1500 on Wednesdays, where the ongoing management of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology patients is discussed.  The conference is multidisciplinary in nature, with representatives from Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Child Psychology, and Palliative Care in attendance.

Pediatric Trauma Performance Improvement Committee—A bimonthly meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 0700. This is a multidisciplinary meeting involving all pediatric subspecialties including but not limited to Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Intensivists, Emergency Medicine physicians and care providers.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program pays for fellow to attend APSA conference as a junior fellow (up to $2000)
Program pays for fellow to attend AAP conference as a senior fellow (up to $2000)
Additional funding based on fellow’s merit:
$500 with PSITE score >90%ile
$2000 for podium presentation at national meeting. Faculty co-author must attend podium presentation.
$1000 for podium presentation at regional meeting. Faculty co-author must attend podium presentation.
$2000 for poster presentation at national meeting
$1000 for poster presentation at regional meeting.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 4 of 4 Examinees passed the QE on their 1st attempt; 2 of 3 Examinees passed the CE on their 1st attempt

Fellow salary: 2019-2020 Salaries: PGY-6 $59,337; PGY-7 $60,709

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.childrensmercy.org/professional-education/fellowships/pediatric-surgery-fellowship/

The pediatric surgery program at Children’s Mercy Hospital is a recognized as a leader in innovative clinical care, minimally invasive surgery, and research excellence. The fellowship will allow each to gain knowledge and experience in physiology, the disease processes, and the preoperative, intra-operative, postoperative care of infants and children. In addition, fellows have the luxury of practicing in a model with evidence based clinical pathways and protocols with a low level of variation in care. To that end, we look for a fellow with a strong clinical and research background.

Institution Information

Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO United States

Number of beds: 314

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Children’s Mercy is verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American Board of Surgeons

Faculty Information

Program Director: Shawn D. St Peter, MD

Associate Program Director: Jason D. Fraser, MD

Program manager: Danelle Vogt, MBA
Dkvogt@cmh.edu

Faculty:
Shawn D St. Peter, MD – Surgeon-in-Chief, Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Charles L Snyder, MD – Division Chief, General Surgery
Walter S Andrews, MD – Chief, Transplant Surgery
Richard J Hendrickson, MD – Director, Small bowel rehab
David Juang, MD – Director Trauma and Critical Care, Program Director Critical Care Fellowship
Pablo Aguayo, MD – Director, Burns; Associate Program Director Critical Care Fellowship
Jason Fraser, MD – Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Tolulope Oyetunji, MD – Director of Health Outcomes Research
Rebecca Rentea, MD – Director Comprehensive Colorectal Center

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Pamela Choi, MD
Nicholas Bruns, MD
Justin Sobrino, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Katrina Weaver
2017-2019
University of South Alabama

Jeong Hyun
2017-2019
Surgery Critical Care fellow, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Hanna Alemayehu
2016-2018
Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama

Jason Axt
2015-2017
International Missionary Surgeon

Rebecca Rentea
2015-2017
Assistant Professor, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Tolulope Oyetunji
2014-2016
Assistant Professor, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
Fellows take on average one in five nights in house call. The 80-hour work week and all ACGME regulations are strictly agreed to.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Time away subject to RRC regulations governing time in training. Program pays for all traditional fellow courses: colorectal, MIS, oncology, APSA, AAP and any other meetings where the fellow presents their research.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 87.5% since 2010

Fellow salary: 2019-20 Salaries: PGY6: $72,841.60; PGY7: $75,046.40; PGY8: $76,897.60

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.unmc.edu/surgery/residencies-fellowships/pedsurgery-fellowship.html

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and School of Medicine two-year Pediatric Surgery Fellowship in Omaha is an integrated experience between 3 world class institutions, UNMC, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Boys Town National Research Hospital. Approximately 95% of the fellow’s operative experience takes place at Children’s. The University setting offers a world class NICU, pediatric cancer treatment, and access to an excellent general surgery residency. Boys Town offers an extensive outpatient surgical and clinic experience. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is a free standing, state of the art, modern Children’s Hospital that will serve as the primary clinical location for training and serves as the only large inpatient Pediatric Center in the region. The institution has 14 operating rooms with an annual operative volume of 12,400 cases. The Fellows are involved in a typical wide variety of common Pediatric Surgical cases. Fellows tend to far outpace recommended numbers required by the ACGME. Specialty clinics include the Colorectal Center, The Pectus Clinic, a multidisciplinary Thyroid clinic, and a Bariatric Program. Off-service month-long rotations in the first year include the NICU and PICU. The second year offers experience in Cardiothoracic, ENT and Pediatric Urology. We also offer an opportunity to work in Vietnam for 1-2 weeks in the second year.

The mission of the Pediatric Surgery fellowship is to prepare well-rounded, technically excellent and compassionate pediatric surgeons for a career in academics and surgical education, private practice, or a subspecialty practice using an apprenticeship model. By apprenticeship model, our fellows are assigned to one attending for several months. During that time they will have exposure to the attending’s clinic and meetings in order to better prepare them for independent practice. This helps in the understanding of how to negotiate, RVU’s, Quality Improvement, and Hospital Committees.

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, NE United States

Number of beds: 245

Percentage of time at this location: 90%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is a free standing, state of the art, modern Children’s Hospital that serves as the primary clinical location for training. Children’s serves as a referral center for a multi-state area performing more than 12,000 surgeries annually. The current $400 million expansion includes 10 new operating rooms and 100 beds in 250, 000 square feet.

 

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE United States

Number of beds: 800

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

The University setting offers a world class NICU and general surgery residency. The 800 bed facility and houses a level 4 NICU with 35 beds and greater than 350 admits annually. There is also a busy bone marrow transplant program and some general pediatric beds. Approximately 100 cases are done/year at this site, which is 10 minutes from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Robert Cusick, MD

Associate Program Director: Megan Fuller, MD

Program manager: Miranda Downing
Miranda.downing@unmc.edu
402-990-7730

Faculty:
Shahab Abdessalam, MD — Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Megan Fuller, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Associate Program Director
Stephen Raynor, MD — Professor of Surgery
Nicole Birge, MD — Asst Professor Newborn Medicine
Megan Fuller, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Associate Program Director

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Melissa Suh, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Adam Gorra, MD
2011
Pediatric Surgeon, Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic

Oliver Lao, MD
2013
Pediatric Surgeon, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Connie Rossini, MD
2015
Pediatric Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Rush University

Jonathan Papic, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon, Sacred Heart Medical Group

Justin Wagner, MD
2019
Pediatric Surgeon, UCLA Health

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – in-house/home and home call: come in for index pediatric surgical cases.
2nd Year – in-house/home and home call: come in for index pediatric surgical cases.

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule
Day Conference Time Place
Daily rounds at 7:30
8:00 on Tues/Friday
Monday Tumor Board 4pm
1st Tuesday GI conference 7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room
2nd Tuesday Perinatal/ Neonatal 7am Glow Auditorium
3rd Tuesday Surg / Rad/ Path 7am Glow A
4th Tuesday Staff Meeting 630 Panera
4th Weds SPIPS Classroom 1
1st Friday Journal Club 7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room
2nd Friday M&M 7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room
3rd Friday Academic Conference/
Core Lecture
7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room
4th Friday M&M 7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room
5th Tues/ Friday Make-up / missed conf. 7am 4th floor SPC conf.  room

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program Pays for one meeting and one course per year plus any additional meetings if fellow presenting own work. This is usually APSA in the first year and AAP in the second. Most fellows have chosen to go to the Colorectal Course and the Cancer course. Program also pays for 1-2 week optional rotation to Hanoi, Vietnam in the 2nd year.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1100

Board passage rate (3 years): 4 of 4 Examinees Passed QE on their 1st Attempt (75%). 4 of 4 Examinees Passed CE on their 1st Attempt (100%).

Fellow salary: HO VI: $70,089; HO VII: $73,630

Last updated: 11/24/2021

Program website: https://www.utmb.edu/surgery/divisions-sections/pediatric-surgery/welcome

The mission of the UTMB Pediatric Surgery Division is to advance the institution’s tripartite mission of clinical, teaching and research excellence. The goal of the UTMB Medical School is to Build Excellent Scholarship and Service Together (BESST). In addition, UTMB and DCH are committed to serve the Texas Gulf Coast and South Texas Communities. This represents a large, diverse area of the state. As a result, our educational program focuses on preparing fellows with the necessary clinical, educational and research skills to serve these communities.

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program will continue that mission by training the pediatric surgery fellow to become an excellent clinical surgeon by offering a robust didactic and clinical experience. In addition, the program will allow the fellow to work closely with the surgery residents in the OR and on the wards to develop the teaching skills of the fellow. Finally, the fellow will be expected to participate in the Division’s research efforts to further develop their research skills. This will allow the fellow to obtain all the skills necessary to become a successful surgeon in any practice environment.

Institution Information

Training Site #1:
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Galveston, TX United States

Number of beds: 42 NICU, 8 PICU, 40 Floor

Percentage of time at this location: 46%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) comprises 4 campuses with the flagship hospital in Galveston, TX.  Pediatric Inpatient services are housed in the Galveston and Clear Lake Campuses. The UTMB system has a 42 bed level IV NICU, a 4 bed PICU (with surge capacity for an additional 4 beds), and a 40 bed inpatient floor capacity. There are 163 medical and surgical pediatric specialists at UTMB, providing 24/7 pediatric medical (general and subspecialty), pediatric surgery, orthopedics, pathology, neurosurgery, plastics, radiology and anesthesiology coverage to children. ER services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all 4 UTMB campuses. Total Operative Experience July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020: 1522 index cases

Training Site #2:
Driscoll Children’s Hospital (DCH)
Corpus Christi, TX United States

Number of beds: 61 NICU, 18 PICU, 110 Floor

Percentage of time at this location: 50%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Driscoll Children’s Hospital (DCH) is a 189-bed, free-standing, pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical sub-specialties and over 263 pediatric physicians, providing 24/7 pediatric surgery, cardiac, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pathology, transplant, and plastics services.  DCH has an 18 bed PICU and a 61 bed Level IV NICU. Total operative experience: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020: 5,094 index cases

Training Site #3:
Shriners Hospital for Children – Texas (SHC)
Galveston, TX

Number of beds: 15 ICU. 15 Floor

Percentage of time at this location: 4%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children-Galveston (SHC-G) is an ABA and ACS verified Pediatric Burn Center with 15 ICU beds and 15 floor beds. There are 12 faculty physicians dedicated to caring for patients at SHC-G, with additional specialists from UTMB assisting as needed.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD, MBA

Associate Program Director: P. Stephen Almond, MD

Program manager: Alexis “Gigi” Hearn
anhearn@utmb.edu
+1-409-772-0316

Faculty:
Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD, MBA, Program Director, Associate Professor, Division Chief
Stephen Almond, MD, Associate Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor
Mohammad Ali Emran, MD, Clinical Associate Professor
Shannon Koehler, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Bindi Naik-Mathuria, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Jonathan DeAntonio, MD (start August 2021)
Paul Aylward, MD (start August 2022)

Previous 5 fellows:
n/a

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – Home Call
2nd Year – Home Call

Conference Schedule
Conference Schedule for UTMB/DCH/SHC Fellowship Program – to be held jointly with UTMB/SHC-Galveston and DCH via virtual platform (Teams, Zoom, etc.)

Tuesday
Time                Conference
6:30-7:30am     SCORE didactic conference (combined UTMB/DCH)
7:30-8:30am     Rotating Conference
Week 1: Radiology, Pathology
Week 2: Radiology, Pathology
Week 3: Combined UTMB/DCH Pediatric Surgery Division M&M
Week 4: Radiology, Pathology or Journal Club (combined UTMB/DCH)
8:30-9:30am     Case conference (separate)

Wednesday
7a-8am             UTMB Department of Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference
8a-9am             UTMB Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
10:00-11:10am UTMB Department of Surgery Quality Improvement Conference (fellow will attend while on rotation in Galveston)

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Initial accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The program will pay for the fellow to attend the following courses:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Course
  • St. Jude Oncology Course
  • Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Course
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (PGY-6 only)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (PGY-7 only)

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: Effective July 1, 2021: PGY-6: $69,161; PGY-7: $70,581

Last updated: 11/24/2021

Program website: https://med.uth.edu/pediatricsurgery/training/

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) seeks well-trained, diverse candidates for comprehensive training for a career in pediatric surgery. Our program began in 2005 and has grown in scale and complexity over the years. The fellowship encompasses the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery. Under the direction of 10 pediatric surgery faculty, our trainees have experienced the highest acuity and complexity of neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent conditions. In addition to the broad scope of general pediatric surgery, our fellows are exposed to high-end pediatric surgical subspecialty programs including fetal, oncology, critical care, burns, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), vascular anomalies, short bowel syndrome, chest wall deformities, robotics, trauma, and minimally invasive surgery.

Strengths

  • Diverse academic pediatric surgery faculty with subspecialty expertise
  • High acuity training environment with 118-bed Level IV NICU
  • Robust exposure to general pediatric surgery including acute urologic problems, pediatric and adolescent gynecological conditions, and acute airway and esophageal pathology

Weakness

  • No transplantation experience

Institution Information

Training Site #1:

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, TX United States

Number of beds: 310

Percentage of time at this location: 90%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 310-bed quaternary care women and children’s hospital located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. As a primary teaching hospital for the pediatric and obstetrics/gynecology programs at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the multidisciplinary team of affiliated doctors, nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare professionals are focused on the personalized needs of women and children. Within the institutions, there is a strong emphasis on quality, education, outcomes, customer service and advanced research. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital consists of 76 specialty care rooms in the Women’s Center located one floor below the NICU; 116 pediatric beds including a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), pediatric specialty care unit (PIMU), general pediatrics area (including medical / surgical care), pediatric observation unit, epilepsy monitoring unit, renal dialysis unit; and 118 neonatal intensive care (NICU) beds, including Level IV and Level II beds – Level IV NICU provides the highest level of neonatal care including ECMO.

Training Site #2:

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX United States

Number of beds: 710

Percentage of time at this location: 10%

Training site type: Children's hospital within adult hospital

In addition to the time spent at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the primary clinical service includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, which consists of a 35-bed inpatient unit within the MD Anderson Cancer Center that provides inpatient care for pediatric and adolescent patients undergoing treatment for cancer. The Children’s Cancer Hospital is a quaternary referral center for children and adolescents with new diagnoses to advanced cancer that has both a national and international referral base.

Faculty Information

Program Director: KuoJen Tsao, MD

Associate Program Director: Mary Austin, MD, MPH

Program manager: Scottie Wahlstrom
scottie.r.wahlstrom@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-7300

Faculty:
Mary T. Austin, MD, MPH
Charles S. Cox, Jr., MD
Matthew T. Harting, MD, MS
Danielle Hsu, MD
Akemi L. Kawaguchi, MD
Kevin P. Lally, MD, MS
Linda T. Li, MD
Allison Speer, MD
KuoJen Tsao, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Mary Arbuthnot, DO
Natalie Drucker, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Alfred Francois Trappey, MD
2021
Military practice
Brooke Army Medical Center

Megan Coughlin, MD
2020
Riley Children’s Hospital, University of Indiana School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Carey Watson, MD
2019
private practice
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Laura Hollinger, MD
2017
Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Charleston, SC
Charleston, South Carolina

Moiz Mustafa, MD
2016
University of Florida, Division of Surgery, Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, Florida

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q3
​2nd year: Q3
Conference Schedule
Weekly – Fetal multidisciplinary, Fellows education conference, Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Weekly on rotation – Surgery/Pathology/Radiology/Oncology, NICU walk rounds, Trauma M&M, GI/surgery conference

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The program pays for St. Jude surgical oncology, colorectal course, APSA meeting (junior fellow), AAP meeting (senior fellow) as well as any additional meetings if the fellows present academic product, subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1391

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: Stipends and fringe benefits are administered through The University of Texas System Medical Foundation. Residents are appointed at stipend levels reflecting their years of prior training.

Last updated: 11/29/2021

Program website: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/surgery/divisions/pediatric-surgery/fellowship/

The educational mission of our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at UTSW is to teach pediatric surgical fellows the specialized knowledge and skills needed to manage surgical diseases in children and become competent, thoughtful leaders in academic pediatric surgery. We offer a two-year fellowship training program with a new fellow accepted every year. Our fellows spend the majority of their time at Children’s Health- Children’s Medical Center of Dallas – the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, and consistently recognized among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Our division is dedicated to the education of knowledgeable, independent leaders in academic pediatric surgery. We are committed to fostering and incorporating innovative pediatric surgery treatments and techniques as well as promoting and retaining thoughtful, inquisitive pediatric surgeons to be local and national leaders in academic pediatric surgery. Our fellows are well trained across all aspects of pediatric surgery.

Keys to this training include:

  • Robust Multi-disciplinary Clinical Programs – Surgical Oncology, Fetal Evaluation and Treatment Alliance Center/neonatal surgery, Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, Surgical Endocrine Program, Center for the Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies, ACS Level 1 accredited Trauma Program, ECMO program (we perform non-cardiac ECMO), Robotic Surgery, Adolescent Weight Loss Program (including Bariatric Surgery), Transplantation
  • Outstanding array of > 50 pediatric specialty and subspecialty programs including national experts in pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery including transplant, Endocrinology, GI (ERCP, endoscopic intervention and endoscopic US), Nephrology, Intervention Radiology, Pathology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology to name a few.
  • One of the busiest pediatric emergency medicine programs in the country with an annual volume of ~170,000 patients with 20-40% of all hospital admission coming through the ED.
  • Robust Educational Curriculum – learn from experts in surgery and other disciplines at regularly scheduled conferences: Grand rounds, Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Journal Club, Pediatric Surgery in Review (utilizing Score curriculum and NAT), SurgRadPath Conference, Oncology Review, Fetal conference, Fetal Journal Club, Professor Rounds, Multidisciplinary Combo Conferences (fetal, NICU, PICU, ECMO, GI, urology) and pediatric tumor boards (solid tumor, thyroid, musculoskeletal tumor board).
  • Surgical Simulation center – We utilize fresh tissue and inanimate models to teach advanced minimally invasive neonatal surgical techniques with faculty proctors.
  • Mentorship: Through our mentorship program, we coach our fellows to identify specific career goals and encourage clinical, educational, research, and leadership opportunities to further develop unique expertise.
  • Research Opportunities: Our faculty are involved in clinical, translation, and basic science research including multi-center national trials, drug/device trails, local clinical trials, prospective registries, retrospective/prospective reviews, and bench research. Fellows participate in research most fitting with their career goals and clinic interest.

Institution Information

Training Site #1

Children’s Health – Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Dallas, TX United States

Number of beds: 490

Percentage of time at this location: 98%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Children’s Health – Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a 490 bed hospital with a level 1 trauma center with a large level IV NICU, a PICU, a cardiac ICU, and an active ECMO program. In an average year, the pediatric surgery service performs more than 4,000 cases, sees more than 5,000 outpatients, and is primarily responsible for more than 1,000 injured trauma patients. The surgical team consists of pediatric surgery fellows, PGY 4 surgical residents, surgical interns, medical students, 9-12 nurse practitioners/PAs, and 6 wound ostomy nurses. Our NPs are in house 7 days a week for both trauma and general surgery. Radiology, IR, and ECHO is available 24-7. PICC team is available 7 days a week.

Training Site #2

Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX United States

Number of beds: 96 NICU and Special Care Nursery beds

Training site type: Other

With over 12,000 deliveries and over 1,400 neonatal discharges per year, Parkland provides an excellent clinical experience for surgical conditions affecting neonates. Located across the street from Children’s, these patients are managed cooperatively with the Surgical and Neonatology teams. Patients deemed to need surgical intervention are transferred over to Children’s Health for the surgical procedure and acute post-surgical care. Throughout the year, the fellows see and manage complex neonates perioperatively at Parkland and our first-year fellow rotates to Parkland during the NICU rotation.

Pediatric Surgical faculty from UT Southwestern see, evaluate, and manage patients cooperatively with the UT Southwestern Neonatologists at Texas Health Regional Hospital. For neonatal index cases beneficial to their education, the fellows evaluate and treat neonates at THR. This additional NICU augments the fellows experience at Children's Health Dallas for the management of complex neonatal index cases.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Diana L Diesen, MD

Associate Program Director: Samir Pandya, MD

Program manager: Kendra Armijo
Kendra.armijo@utsouthwestern.edu
214-456-6040

Faculty:
Adam Alder, MD -- Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies, Medical Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Pediatric Surgery - Children's Health, Plano
Nathalie Brewer, MD -- Assistant Professor
Dai Chung, MD, MBA -- Professor and Strauss Chair, Pediatric Surgery; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, UTSW; Chief Medical Officer & Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s Health
Diana L Diesen, MD, BS -- Associate Professor; Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director
Erik Hansen, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Medical Director of Clinical Operations, Division of Pediatric Surgery - Children's Health, Dallas
Barry Hicks, MD -- Professor
Stephen Megison, MD, BS -- Professor, Medical Director of Trauma Services and Robotic Surgery
Joseph Murphy, MD, MS -- Professor
Samir Pandya, MD -- Associate Professor, Associate Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director
Faisal Qureshi, MBBS, MD, MBA -- Associate Professor, Director Adolescent Surgical Weight Loss Program
Mark Ryan, MD, MSPH -- Assistant Professor, Associate Medical Director of Trauma Services
David Schindel, MD, BS -- Associate Professor
Natasha Corbitt, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor
Lauren Gillory, MD – Assistant Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Sarah Cairo, MD
Kristin Gee, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Aaron Scott, M.D.
2019-2021
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Tampa, FL

Jessica Zagory, M.D.
2018-2020
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Louisiana State University Health Sci­ences Center
New Orleans, LA 

Leslie Knod, M.D.
2017-2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT

James S. Davis, M.D.
2016-2018
Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Dallas, TX

Ryan M. Walk, M.D.
2015-2017
Chief, Pediatric Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, USUHS
Bethesda, MD

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
Call Schedule
Q4-Q6
Conference Schedule

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: a. First year – APSA, PENA plus additional meetings if fellow is presenting substantive work. b. Second year – AAP, Oncology Review course, MIS course plus additional meetings if fellow is presenting substantive work.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1489

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: $79,242 - $81,986

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: http://www.sickkids.ca/GeneralSurgery

The Pediatric Surgery Training Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a two-year residency accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. There is a reciprocity agreement between the Royal College and Residency Review Committee and ACGME in the United States, so that upon successful completion of this experience, the trainee will be qualified to sit for examinations in Pediatric General Surgery given by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Surgery. The overall goal of this training program is to produce a pediatric surgeon at the end of 24 months who is functioning at the level of a staff attending surgeon having mastered the full spectrum of skills and knowledge in pediatric surgery.

Institution Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON Canada

Number of beds: 350

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

We are among the oldest pediatric surgical training programs in North America, having trained over 130 pediatric surgeons. The Hospital for Sick Children is the largest pediatric health sciences centre in Canada and one of the largest and most reputable in the world. It is affiliated with the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto which was recently ranked 4th among the top departments of surgery in the world (US News & World Report). We are dedicated to improving the health of children by providing the best in family-centered care, creating ground breaking scientific and clinical advances and in training the next generation of experts in pediatric subspecialties. SickKids is made up of more than 13,000 staff, students and volunteers. The recently built Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning is yet another example of our world class commitment to research and education.

Humber River Hospital
Toronto, ON Canada

Number of beds: 656

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

This large general hospital in the north part of Toronto serves as a location for patients with garden variety pediatric surgical problems over one year of age to be assessed and operated upon. All cases are done as outpatients. This site provides excellent surgical care for common pediatric surgical problems and ensures our trainees exposure to the bread and butter of pediatric surgery.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Georges Azzie, MD

Associate Program Director: Justyna Wolinska, MD

Program manager: Shannon Hannah
shannon.hannah@sickkids.ca
416-813-6401

Faculty:
Georges Azzie, MD
Reto Baertschiger, MD
Priscilla Chiu, MD
Annie Fecteau, MD
Sharifa Himidan, MD
Jacob Langer, MD
Agostino Pierro, MD
Blayne Sayed, MD
Paul Wales, MD
Justyna Wolinska, MD
Augusto Zani, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Brian Gulack, MD
Eric Sparks, MD
Kaitlyn Wong, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Adesola Akinkuotu, MD (August 2017 – July 2019)
2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Kristy Rialon
2018
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas

Erica Fallon
2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, CUMC/New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
New York, New York

Justyna Wolinska
2017
Staff Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario

James Fisher
2016
Staff Surgeon, Pediatric Surgical Associates
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q5 in-house
2nd year: Q5 in-house

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: The program pays for Transition to Fellowship Boot Camp, one course and APSA in the first year, one course and AAP in the second year. The program pays for additional meetings if the fellow is presenting on behalf of the division.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1000 +/-

Board passage rate (3 years): 90+%

Fellow salary: PGY 6: $86,710.08, PGY 7: 90,039.20. There is also a stipend of $127.60 (weekday) and $140.36 (weekend) for every call shift.

Last updated: 11/29/2021

Program website: https://medicine.utah.edu/surgery/pediatric-surgery/message-from-program-director.php

Primary Children’s Hospital serves an encatchment area that includes Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Our program therefore provides our fellow with a broad-based experience encompassing both common and unusual pediatric surgical conditions. Infants and children from this large geographic area seek tertiary and quaternary care principally at Primary Children’s. This results in our fellows having extensive experience in the perioperative and operative care of children with complex conditions. This is reflected in their operative case logs which we routinely share with applicants for our fellowship. We believe that excellent training in pediatric surgery must be based upon exposure to a high volume of infants and children with complex problems.

The faculty has chosen to be a single-fellow program despite this large patient volume to assure that emphasis of the fellowship is educational. This allows our trainee to engage in complex neonatal operations from the first day of fellowship. It also allows the fellow to choose the cases which are most educational and to direct the service for the entire training period. Care of the large number of operative patients with a small continent of trainees is successful because we have a large group of well-trained pediatric surgical, advanced practice clinicians.

The faculty includes 10 surgeons each of whom has an individual focus area of clinical practice and academic.  This facilitates our ability to develop the level of expertise expected at a referral center. Multispecialty clinics led by our surgeons include: fetal treatment center, colorectal center, inflammatory bowel disease center and esophageal airway center. We are a level 1 trauma center and lead statewide pediatric trauma network. Additionally, some of our surgeons are recognized as national leaders in oncology. All of the surgeons care for the full range of neonatal and childhood surgical diseases so the fellow receives training in multiple approaches. Members of our faculty actively participate in the leadership of national organizations.

Our Division and Fellowship are characterized by Western spirit of hard work and comradery. Our goal is to bring our fellow into the circle of surgeon who genuinely enjoy working together to care for children and their families. We are fortunate to live and work in a place where others go for vacations year-round.

Our ideal candidate brings strong training in general surgery and a desire to be a leader in the future of pediatric surgery.  We recognize that there are various roles these leaders may take in the future. In short, we are looking for fellows who love surgery and want to make an impact.

Institution Information

Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT United States

Number of beds: 289

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Brian T. Bucher, MD
brian.bucher@hsc.utah.edu

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Tina Ainscough
tina.ainscough@hsc.utah.edu
(801)662-2989

Faculty:
Douglas C. Barnhart, MD
Brian T. Bucher, MD
Stephen J. Fenton, MD
Zachary J. Kastenberg, MD
Rebecka L. Meyers, MD
Michael D. Rollins, MD
Katie W. Russell, MD
Eric R. Scaife, MD
Scott S. Short, MD
David E. Skarda, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Robert A. Swendiman, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Elisabeth K. Wynne, MD
2019-2021
Pediatric Surgeon, Attending Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dayton, Ohio

Zachary J. Kastenberg, MD
2017-2019
Pediatric Surgeon, Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Scott S. Short, MD
2015-2017
Pediatric Surgeon, Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Justin H. Lee, MD
2013-2015
Pediatric Surgeon, Attending Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Mark S. Molitor, MD
2011-2013
Pediatric Surgeon, Attending Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st Year – Every other Saturday
2nd Year – Every other Saturday
Conference Schedule
Conferences consist of a combination of Interesting Case Conference, Faculty Didactic, Research Conference, Gastroenterology and NICU Conferences.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Our fellow routinely attends APSA in the first year and AAP in the second year. Additionally, our fellow attends 2-3 offsite courses during the fellowship. These have typically included the colorectal and oncology course. The fellow may attend additional meetings to foster development of particular academic or clinical interest. Time away is subject to RRC regulations governing time in training.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1862

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY6 - 77,008.00; PGY7 - 79,140.00/additional call pay compensation

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/residency-fellowships/pediatric-fellowships/pediatric-surgery-fellowship/

This fellowship covers the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery, with a high volume of neonatal, oncologic and minimally invasive surgery cases. Fellows are also expected to attend clinic and become familiar with the outpatient aspects of pediatric surgery. Our fellows gain extensive experience in caring for critically ill infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship was established in 1967 and benefits from the expertise of dedicated teachers who enjoy mentorship and sharing their knowledge.

This is a busy clinical fellowship covering the broad spectrum of pediatric surgery. Emphasis is on the pre-, post- and intraoperative management of pediatric surgical patients from birth to age 21. Fellows receive extensive experience in the surgery of congenital malformations, oncology, minimally invasive procedures and routine pediatric cases. They manage all patients on the pediatric surgery service with attending supervision, including patients in the NICU, PICU and on the surgical wards and clinics. Clinical experience includes 1 month rotations in the NICU and on the trauma service at Harborview Medical Center.

Strengths

  • Breadth of surgical experience
  • Breadth of care (pre/post op, ICU, ED, ward)
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Faculty involvement
  • Multidisciplinary specialty clinics
  • Simulation program

Weaknesses

  • Head and neck surgery,
  • No cardiac surgery rotation,
  • Foreign body call staffed by ENT

Institution Information

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA United States

Number of beds: 407

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA US Minor Outlying Islands

Number of beds: 413

Percentage of time at this location: 5%

Training site type: Other

Faculty Information

Program Director: Patrick Javid, MD

Associate Program Director: John H.T. Waldhausen, MD

Program manager: Megan Dew
megan.dew@seattlechildrens.org
206-987-1623

Faculty:
John Waldhausen, MD – Professor, Division Chief
Jeff Avansino, MD – Associate Professor
Kenneth Gow, MD – Professor
Adam Goldin, MD, MPH – Associate Professor
Sarah Greenberg, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor
Patrick Healey, MD – Associate Professor
Patrick Javid, MD – Associate Professor
John Meehan, MD – Associate Professor
Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD – Assistant Professor
Kimberly Riehle, MD – Associate Professor
Robert Sawin, MD – Professor Emeritus
Caitlin Smith, MD – Assistant Professor
Rebecca Stark, MD – Assistant Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Marko Rojnica, MD
Matt Dellinger, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Sarah Greenberg, MD
July 2019
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Caitlin Smith, MD
July 2017
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD
July 2016
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Rebecca Stark, MD
2015
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Jessica Roybal, MD
2014
Pediatric Surgeon, Ochsner Hospital for Children
New Orleans, LA

Curriculum Information

Block Schedule
1st year fellow: one month rotations in NICU (October) and Harborview Medical Center for trauma (April), all other months at Seattle Children’s

2nd year fellow: 12 months at Seattle Children’s

Call Schedule
1st year: Every other night home call. Two research fellows take primary call one night per week each, and one weekend per month each. On these days, the fellow is on backup call.

2nd year: Every other night home call. Two research fellows take primary call one night per week each, and one weekend per month each. On these days, the fellow is on backup call.

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Yes

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: N/A

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.chp.edu/health-care-professionals/education/fellowships/surgery

Institution Information

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA United States

Number of beds: 313

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Barbara A. Gaines MD, Professor of Surgery

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Sue Murray
susan.murray4@chp.edu
412-692-5123

Faculty:
Kelly M. Austin, MD — Associate Professor of Surgery
Geoff Bond, MBBS — Assistant Professor of Surgery
George K. Gittes, MD — Professor and Division Chief
Marcus M. Malek, MD — Assistant Professor & Director Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Kevin P. Mollen, MD — Assistant Professor of Surgery
Michael J. Morowitz, MD — Associate Professor of Surgery
Ward Richardson, MD — Assistant Professor of Surgery
Stefan Scholz, MD — Assistant Professor of Surgery

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Paul K. Waltz, MD — Chief Pediatric Surgery Fellow
Joseph C. Fusco, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Shahab A. Shaffiey, MD
2019
Pediatric Surgery Attending, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

Joshua N. Honeyman, MD
2018
Pediatric Surgery Attending, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Providence, RI

Juan Calisto, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgery Attending, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

Gary Nace, MD
2016
Pediatric Attending Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Isam Nasr, MD
2015
Pediatric Attending Surgeon, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Initial accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy:

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY 6 $70594.58; PGY 7 $73065.39; PGY 8 $75622.68

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/information/pediatric-surgery-training?_ga=2.136178033.1526441539.1572879395-2002573148.1566489477

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program seeks exceptional candidates from a diverse background who are eager to pursue a career in pediatric surgery. The Department of Pediatric Surgery promotes excellence in the comprehensive surgical care of children. Our unified group of pediatric surgeons is committed to the practice and teaching of excellence in clinical care. This includes both clinical outcomes and basic laboratory research and the education of pediatric surgery residents, general surgery and pediatric residents, medical students and nursing students. Our department and hospital offer an excellent opportunity for the clinical and academic training of future pediatric surgeons. These future surgeons will develop a unique expertise in the clinical approach to the surgical problems of childhood, as well as a critical and analytical approach to the evidence-based practice of pediatric surgery.

Institution Information

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN United States

Number of beds: 267

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. With more than 400 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties. The hospital offers comprehensive services for everything from cancer, transplant, trauma, and sickle cell disease, to developmental disorders, ENT, general surgery and others. VCH has a total of 267 inpatient beds, 42 intensive care beds, 96 NICU beds and 129 acute care beds. There are 42 Emergency department rooms and 18 operating rooms. Inpatient discharges is 15,948. Clinic visits is 334,9556 and ER visits is 49,141. VCH is undergoing construction to meet the current and future needs of patients and families. The expansion includes four new floors and adds 160,000 total square feet, bringing VCH to a total footprint of approximately 1 million square feet.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN United States

Number of beds: 1019 %

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s health care providers see more than 1.6 million patients each year and its hospitals perform more that 35,000 surgical procedures and see 65,000 patients in it’s emergency room.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Harold N. Lovvorn, III, MD

Associate Program Director: Jeffrey Upperman, MD

Program manager: Tammy Tankersley
tammy.tankersley@vumc.org
615-936-1612

Faculty:
Jeffrey Upperman, MD — Department Chair and SIC
Harold N. Lovvorn, III, MD — Program Director
Wallace Neblett, MD — Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Walter Morgan, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Martin Blakely, MD — Professor of Surgery
Melissa Danko, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Gretchen Jackson, MD, PhD — Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
John Pietsch, MD — Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Irving Zamora, MD — Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Lauren Gillory, MD, Senior
Laura Martin, MD, Junior

Previous 5 fellows:
Margaret E. Gallagher
2019
San Antonio, Texas

Kyle Van Arendonk
2018
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Adam S. Brinkman
2017
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, Wisconsin

Syamal Dave Bhattacharya
2016
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Brian T. Bucher
2015
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: In house call average every 5th night
2nd year: In house call average every 5th night

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program pays for 3 to 4 meetings during the 2 year fellowship

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY 6 – 69,698.00; PGY 7 – 72,834.00

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://pediatricsurgery.wustl.edu/education/

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a two-year fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for physicians seeking specialized training in pediatric surgery. Eligible applicants must have completed a general surgery residency program that has been approved by the ACGME by the time of appointment. One applicant is selected for the two-year fellowship each year and he or she is based at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. ATLS and PALS is also required. In addition to clinical duties, the fellow has administrative and educational responsibilities for general surgery residents and medical students on the service.  As part of the goal to be healthy role models for our community BJC only hires nicotine-free applicants who commit to remaining nicotine free during their employment. The fellow’s clinical responsibilities include the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients on the pediatric surgical service. He or she develops detailed knowledge of congenital, neoplastic, infectious and other acquired conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and of other abdominal organs, the diaphragm and thorax, endocrine glands, gonads and reproductive organs, head and neck, and blood and vascular system. The fellow also gains knowledge and experience in treating a variety of blunt and penetrating pediatric trauma patients. This trauma care includes the management of children who have sustained injuries to multiple organs. The fellows provide the necessary surgical treatment as well as coordinate the non-operative care of these patients. The fellowship includes rotations on the Critical Medicine service, Newborn Medicine service, Urology and Otolaryngology. There is also a robust outpatient/clinic experience. The fellowship’s broad curriculum encompasses the electrolyte and nutritional needs of neonates and pediatric patients as well as the basic principles of cardiothoracic surgery, gynecology, neurologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, anesthesia, vascular surgery and transplant surgery. Fellows participate in a series of conferences — both didactic and bedside — that also are attended by the house staff and medical students. The fellow helps prepare for grand rounds and other conferences. The pediatric surgery fellow should expect to perform 1000 to 1500 operations covering the breadth and scope pediatric surgery.  Rotations included in the curriculum are newborn medicine, critical care medicine, otolaryngology and urology.  At the completion of the program, the resident is eligible for the Qualifying Examination in Pediatric Surgery administered by the American Board of Surgery.

Strengths

  • Large volume of solid tumor cases
  • Large volume neonatal cases
  • Strong support for academic career development

Weaknesses

  • No coordinated sharing of foreign body cases.
  • No coordinated sharing of ovarian cases.

 

Institution Information

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO United States

Number of beds: 390

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) serves the health care needs of children, from infancy to adolescence, and advocates on behalf of children and families.  Founded in 1879, SLCH is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and the 7th oldest in the United States.  SLCH has 390 licensed beds, which includes a 41-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 38-bed heart center, a 125-bed newborn intensive care unit, and a 16-bed pediatric bone marrow transplant unit. Each year the hospital receives about 275,000 patient visits. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is recognized in the top 7% nationally by U.S.News & World Report, which in 2017 ranked the hospital in all 10 specialties surveyed. The Pediatric Surgery Division works closely with a full complement of pediatric surgical sub-specialties. There currently are approximately 45 full-time surgeons at Children’s Hospital in pediatric surgery, urology, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics and neurosurgery. These practitioners perform more than 14,000 operations each year. A close working relationship exists between all of these sub-specialty areas. SLCH is the only pediatric hospital in Missouri and Illinois that is nationally recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (highest classification of trauma care) and is the only pediatric trauma center in the region that will re-attach and re-vascularize severed limbs.   The division of pediatric surgery performs approximately 3,000 – 3,500 per year inpatient and outpatient operations and procedures In addition, there are approximately 3,500 pediatric surgery clinic visits per year.

Programs:

  • Level I Pediatric Trauma Program, (ACS Verification)
  • Fetal Care Center – Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Vascular Anomalies Program
  • Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Short Bowel Program
  • Colo-Rectal Surgery
  • Program for Optimal Outcomes in Pediatric Surgery

Faculty Information

Program Director: Patrick Dillon, MD

Associate Program Director: Brad Warner, MD

Program manager: Stacy Pokorny
pokornys@wustl.edu
314-454-4169

Faculty:
Brad Warner, MD – Jessie L. Ternberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief
Patrick Dillon, MD – Associate Professor of Surgery, Fellowship Program Director
Martin Keller, MD – Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Director of Trauma
Jacqueline Saito, MD – Associate Professor of Surgery, Outcomes Physician with the BJC Center for Clinical Excellence and Surgeon Champion for ACS NSQIP for St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Baddr Shakhsheer, MD – Assistant Professor of Surgery, specializes in colorectal & bariatrics
Jesse Vrecenak, MD – Assistant Professor of Surgery, specializes in the Fetal Care Center

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Nicole Wilson, PhD, MD
Ryan Antiel, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Baddr Shakhsheer, MD
2019
Faculty – Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Alice King, MD
2018
Faculty – Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Paul Jeziorczak, MD
2017
Faculty- Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Peoria, IL

Derek Wakeman, MD
2016
Faculty – University of Rochester School of Medicine/Golisano Chlidren’s Hospital
Rochester, NY

Ann-Christina Brady, MD
2015
Faculty – University of Miami Health System/Holtz Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q3
2nd year: Q3

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: Program pays for the first year fellow to attend the St. Jude Oncology Course and the annual APSA meeting. Program pays for the second year fellow to attend the annual AAP meeting, MIS course and a colorectal course.

Financial support for candidate interviews: Yes

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1000-1500

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: PGY6 – $70,396 and PGY7 – $73,566

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://medicine.yale.edu/surgery/pediatric/education/

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Yale Unviersity has been training Pediatric Surgery Fellows since 1994. Our Program matches one Fellow every other year. The overall goals of the Fellowship Program are to train academic pediatric surgeons and to provide the Fellow with a broad education in clinical Pediatric Surgery. The Program seeks superbly trained general surgery residents or graduates of general surgery residency programs who are adult learners and self-motivated. The Program uses a vaired and broad case mix, personal mentoring by Faculty, specialty-specific and multidisciplinary didactic conferences, as well as national courses to educate Fellows. The relatively small group of six (6) Faculty results in a closely-knit group and opportunity for one-on-one teaching.

Institution Information

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
New Haven, CT United States

Number of beds: 221

Percentage of time at this location: 100%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Robert A. Cowles, MD

Associate Program Director:

Program manager: Judith Ahearn
judith.ahearn@yale.edu
203-785-2701

Faculty:
Michael G. Caty, MD, MMM — Division Chief, Surgeon-in-Chief
Robert A. Cowles, MD — Program Director
Emily R. Christison-Lagay, MD — Assistant Professor
David H. Stitelman, MD — Assistant Professor
Daniel G. Solomon, MD — Assistant Professor
Robert J. Touloukian, MD — Emeritus Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one every other year

Current fellow(s):
Saurabh Saluja, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
David J. Worhunsky, MD
2019
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Muriel A. Cleary, MD
2017
Assistant Professor, University of Massachussets
Worchester, MA

Gustavo A. Villalona, MD
2015
Assistant Professor, St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Tamara N. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD
2013
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Durham, NC

Christine M. Rader, MD
2011
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, University of Connecticut
Hartford, CT

Curriculum Information

Call Schedule
1st year: Q2
2nd year: Q2

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: One course and one meeting will be paid per year. Fellows also have a “professional development fund” that can be used for travel and currently is $1400.

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1340

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: Changes yearly