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The fellow's experience will be in advanced colorectal and pelvic reconstruction surgery and collaborating specialties including colorectal surgery, GI Motility, urology and gynecology. The fellow will have dedicated research time, ongoing participation in data collection and QI projects focused on colorectal and pelvic reconstruction surgery in pediatric patients as well as the study of optimal curriculum development for pediatric surgical education in the area of colorectal surgery. In addition, the fellow is expected to submit at least two papers for publication.
The fellow will interface with the pediatric surgical service for on-call duties and cover pediatric surgery cases as needed. Otherwise, the fellow will spend time on colorectal, GI motility and urologic/gynecologic reconstruction cases, as well as the collaborative clinic.
The fellow will spend time on colorectal, GI/motility and urologic/gynecologic reconstruction cases, as well as collaborative clinic. The pediatric surgery fellow will have responsibility for all pediatric surgery index cases in the area of colorectal (primary anorectal and Hirschsprung pull-throughs) and the Colorectal fellow will concentrate their clinical time on things esoteric to the general pediatric surgery fellows training, such as cloaca, redo cases and appendectomies for fecal incontinence, but with the high volume there will be plenty of index cases available for the colorectal fellow to experience.
The fellow will also participate in the robust teaching conferences offered in the pediatric surgery program, including the morbidity and mortality conference and all teaching conferences. The fellow will participate in weekly meetings with the reconstructive and with the motility/fecal incontinence teams, in which case presentations and discussion will be utilized to demonstrate case selection, operative planning, medical management and identification of complications and pitfalls in order to identify optimal approaches to solving colorectal problems.
Learn more about the curriculum and meet the faculty and staff. Take a look at other training opportunities that the Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction offers:
Eligible candidates should have completed at least two years of general surgery training at an ACGME-approved (or equivalent) general surgical residency.
International applicants must have completed their pediatric surgery training and have USMLE, ECFMG, and the ability to secure a District of Columbia training license. According to Children’s Hospital policy, foreign medical graduates are expected to have a J1 visa. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Designated Institutional Official, the Program Director and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources in advance of the letter of offer.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation from pediatric surgeons with whom they have worked with via email or mail to:
Marc A. Levitt, M.D.
Division Chief, Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction
Children’s National Hospital
111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010
Meet Our Colorectal Surgical Fellows
Shimon, one of three fellows believes that the most exciting part of the Colorectal Fellowship Program is the ability to thrive as a surgical trainee, clinician, researcher and member of a collaborative team consisting of excellent nurses, advanced practice providers, administrative staff, urologists, gynecologists and world-renowned surgeons.