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PEDIATRIC SURGERY TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Association of Pediatric Surgery Training

Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD – President
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
benedict.nwomeh@nationwidechildrens.org

Cynthia D. Downard, MD – Secretary
Norton Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY
C0Down01@louisville.edu

Alberta Children's Hospital/University of Calgary

Last updated: 02/07/2020

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: Dr. Steven Lopushinsky

Associate Program Director: Dr. Andrea Lo

Program manager:

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

Faculty:
Steven Lopushinsky, MD, Msc, FRCSC
Andrea Lo, MD, FRCSC
Robin Eccles, MD, FRCSC, FRACS
P. Paul Beaudry, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Mary Brindle, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Natalie Yanchar, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Oluwatomilayo (Tito) Daodu, MD
Mercedes Pilkington, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Osamah Almosallam, MD
2019
Pediatric Surgeon
Saudi Arabia

Jennifer Lam, MD
2018
Pediatric Surgeon, Alberta Health Services
Alberta, Canada

Carlos Alvarez-Allende, MD
2017
Pediatric Surgeon
Puerto Rico

Sarah Lai, MD
2016
Pediatric Surgeon
Denver, Colorado

Carlos Sanchez-Glanville, MD
2015
Pediatric Surgeon, Valley Children’s Hospital
Fresno, California

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: 890

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

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

 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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 2019-20 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. In FY19, Lurie Children’s served children from 48 states and 49 countries.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Katherine Barsness, MD, MS

Associate Program Director: Fizan Abdullah, MD, PhD

Program manager: Traci Rivera
trrivera@luriechildrens.org
312-227-4734

Faculty:
Amir Alhajjat, MD
Anthony C. Chin, MD
Alexander Dzakovic, MD
Julia Grabowski, MD
Seth Goldstein, MD
Catherine J. Hunter, 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):
Brian Craig, MD
Jamie Harris, MD


Previous 5 fellows:
Sifrance Tran, MD
Nathaniel Koo, MD
Elliott Pennigton, MD
Chethan Sathya, MD

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: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): N/A

Fellow salary: N/A

Arkansas Children's Hospital (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://surgery.uams.edu/education/residencies-and-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:
Sam Smith, MD
Todd Maxson, MD
Richard Jackson, MD
Sid Dassinger, MD
Jeff Burford, MD
Marcene McVay-Gillam, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Michaela Kollisch-Singule, MD
Lori Gurien, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Deidre Wyrick, MD
2019
Critical Care fellow – Oregon Health and Science University (will join UAMS/ACH faculty 2020)
Portland, OR

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

Michelle Kiser, MD, MPH
2016
Pediatric Surgeon- Mission Children’s Specialists
Asheville, NC

Jeffrey Burford, MD
2015
Assistant Professor of Surgery UAMS
Little Rock, AR

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

 

Baylor College of Medicine

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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: 92%

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 and a Woodlands Campus. 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.

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, TX United States

Number of beds: 310

Percentage of time at this location: 8%

Training site type: Children’s hospital within adult hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest free-standing children’s hospital in the United States and is recognized as one the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Current rankings include: #1 Cardiology & Heart Surgery; #1 Pulmonology, #2 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; #2 Nephrology; #3 Cancer, #3 Neurology & Neurosurgery; #6 Urology; #7 Neonatology, #8 Diabetes & Endocrinology, and #10 Orthopedics. For fiscal year 2019, there were 36,372 admissions, 157,084 ER visits, and 40,385 operations performed at Texas Children’s.

Faculty Information

Program Director: Mark V. Mazziotti, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director: Jed G. Nuchtern, MD

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

Faculty:
Jed G. Nuchtern, MD — Professor
Swathi Balaji, PhD — Assistant Professor
Sara Fallon, MD — Instructor
Sundeep Keswani, MD — Professor
Alice King, MD — Assistant Professor
Louis Le, MD — Assistant Professor
Timothy C. Lee, MD — Associate Professor
Monica E. Lopez, MD — Associate Professor
Danielle Hsu, MD — Assistant Professor
Mark V. Mazziotti, MD, MEd — Professor
Allen Milewicz, MD — Associate Professor
Paul K. Minifee, MD — Associate Professor
Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria, MD — Associate Professor
Kristy L. Rialon, MD — Assistant Professor
Ruben Rodriguez, MD, MMSC — Assistant Professor
Sohail R. Shah, MD, MSHA — Associate Professor
Shawn Stafford, MD — Assistant Professor
Adam Vogel, MD — Associate Professor
David Wesson, MD — Professor
Sanjeev A. Vasudevan, MD — Associate Professor

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Raphael Sun, MD
Lily Cheng, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Ihab Halaweish, MD
2017-2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sara C. Fallon, MD
2016-2018
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Danielle M. Hsu, MD
2015-2017
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

David A. Lazar, MD
2014-2016
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of California San Diego

Denise Klinkner, MD
2013-2015
Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic

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

 

BC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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

BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada %

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Robert Baird, MD

Associate Program Director:

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


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

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Dr. Arash Safavi
Dr. AlGhalya Al Maawali

Previous 5 fellows:
Candace Haddock
Fresno, CA

Brian Coakley
Mount Sinai

Abdullah AlShehri
King Saud University & King Khaled University Hospital

Jennifer Stanger
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Akream Al-Jahdali
University of Dammam

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: N/A

Board passage rate (3 years): 100%

Fellow salary: N/A

 

Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Last updated: 10/13/2020

Program website: http://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
Russell Jennings, MD
Heung Bae Kim, MD
Craig Lillehei, MD
Biren Modi, MD, MPH
David Mooney, MD, MPH
Konstantinos Papadakis, MD
Mark Puder, MD, PhD
Shawn Rangel, MD
Robert Shamberger, MD
Khashayar Vakili, MD
Brent Weil, MD
Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD
Jill Zalieckas, MD, MPH
Ben Zendejas-Mummert, MD

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Somala Mohammed, MD
Prathima Nandivada, MD
Hester Shieh, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
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

Alex Cuenca, MD, PhD
2017
Assistant in Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Andrew Murphy, MD
2016
Chief, General Pediatric Surgery Division, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Amar Nijagal, MD
2016
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, CA

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

 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Last updated: 03/06/2020

Program website: https://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

 

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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

 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric General Surgery Fellowship

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Matthew Hornick, MD
Lindsey Wolf, MD
Dana Schwartz, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Matthew Boelig, MD
2019

Emily Partridge, MD
2019

Erin Brown, MD
2018

Jesse Vrecenak, MD
2017

Katie Russel, MD
2017

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

 

Children’s National Hospital

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://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

 

Children's Hospital, University of Oklahoma

Last updated: 02/07/2020

Program website: https://www.oumedicine.com/department-of-surgery/education-training/residency-and-fellowship-programs/pediatric-surgery-residency-fellowship-program

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 residents 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.

Institution Information

Children’s Hospital at OUMI
Oklahoma City, OK United States

Number of beds: 370

Percentage of time at this location: 95%

Training site type: Free standing children’s hospital

Faculty Information

Program Director: Philip Cameron Mantor, MD

Associate Program Director: Cathie Hunter, MD

Program manager: Brookelynne Davidson
brookelynne-davidson@ouhsc.edu

405-271-4174

Faculty:
Philip Cameron Mantor, MD, Prof and Chief,
Catherine Hunter, MD, Assoc Prof and Vice Chief
Puffinbarger, MD, Assoc Prof
Ruiz, MD, Assist Prof
Johnson, MD, Assist Prof

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: one per year

Current fellow(s):
Rodrigo Interiano, MD
Allesandra Landman, MD

Previous 5 fellows:
Katie Wiggins, MD
2019
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO

Michael Megison, MD
2018
San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates
San Antonio, TX

Jack Schneider, MD
2017
Children’s Hospital of Wisconson
Milwaukee, WI

Jeremy Johnson, MD
2016
Children’s Hospital OUMI
Oklahoma City, OK

Keith Webb, MD
2015
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital
Greenville, SC

Curriculum Information

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

Program Information

RRC accreditation status: Continued Accreditation

Meeting/Training Course policy: APSA, AAP, colorectal, minimally invasive, oncology

Financial support for candidate interviews: No

Average total number of cases performed by graduating fellows over the past 5 years: 1800 over 2 years

Board passage rate (3 years): 90%

Fellow salary: N/A

 

CHU Sainte-Justine Pediatric Surgery Fellowship (Université de Montréal)

Last updated: 02/28/2020

Program website: 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.

Of note, as all the Canadian programs, on August 2020, the program will undergo the transition 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 3 mandatory 1-month rotations (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Pediatric Urology). 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
514-345-3931 ext 4688
caroline.dufour.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


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

Fellow Information

Number of fellows: other

Current fellow(s):
Shahrzad Joharifard, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Shin Miyata, MD, FACS
Maëve O’Neill Trudeau, MD, FRCPC, MPH

Previous 5 fellows:
Danielle Leblanc
2019

Catherine K. Beaumier
2018
Pediatric Surgeon, Valley Children’s Healthcare
Madera, CA

Josée Trébichavsky
2018
Pediatric Surgeon, CHU Sherbrooke, QC, Canada; Assistant Professor at University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

*Shreyas Roy
2017
*deceased

Rebecca Parker-Johnson Brocks
2016
Pediatric Surgeon, Transplant Surgery Fellow; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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
Pediatric Urology 1 period CHU Sainte-Justine


Possible electives: International, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Pediatric radiology

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 Coverage

2nd 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)

Fellow’s clinic (13h00-15h00 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)
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
CHU Sainte-Justine: Hervé-Blanchard Day
Montreal Children’s Hospital: Guttman Day

Conference from University of Montréal
CanMEDS day
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: 900

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

Fellow salary: N/A