The Advanced GI/ MIS Fellowship trains ACADEMIC SURGEONS in minimally invasive surgery. The Fellow assists in preoperative assessment, intraoperative care, and postoperative follow-up of patients including follow-up clinic and support groups. The Fellow is integrated fully into the teaching of medical students, residents and community surgeons. Opportunities exist for basic science, education research and the fellow is encouraged to present at national meetings and publish manuscript(s).The Simulation and Skills Center will be utilized to hone skills, and operative involvement will progress based on fellow’s technical ability. Fellow is expected to pass FLS exam within first month of fellowship. Elective will include rotation to GI endoscopy and to other sites such Milton Hospital. The Service is supported by a Nurse Practitioner and a PGY 1 Resident. In addition to faculty cases of the Bariatric Service, the fellow will gain experience on other services for laparoscopic esophagectomy, MIS colectomy, VATS, robotic surgery, and donor nephrectomy,and endoscopy.
Resources include a dedicated bariatric and general surgery wing in hospital, state-of-the-art endosuites in OR with teleproctoring, specialized SuperUser MIS nurse team. The Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center is the first accredited Comprehensive Education Institute in New England. Facility includes videotrainers, simulators, and integrated endosuite mock operating room. SASC serves as a regional testing site for FLS exam.
The 2008 MIS fellow, Dr Shawn Tsuda won Top Gun at SAGES and in 2009 Dr. Henry Lin was runner up. In 2011 Dr. Abraham Frech won. (Paul Sanders won fastest knot tying trophy in competition 2016).
Top Gun. Fellows are provided copy of Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery: a Multidisciplinary Approach as these text serve a core curriculum.
How to Apply
Send all CVs and credentials to Administrative Director of General Surgery: