Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA
Date Posted: September 17, 2018

This is a comprehensive training program in advanced non-cardiac thoracic surgery, intended for those who have graduated from or intend to complete an ACGME cardiothoracic residency. Foreign medical graduates who do not plan to practice in the United States are also eligible. It is not intended as an alternative path to thoracic credentialing, but rather as an enhancement for specialized training in minimally invasive and robotic techniques, multidisciplinary thoracic and foregut oncology, and benign and malignant foregut surgery. The Division of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering a one-year Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgical Fellowship. As the regional leader in thoracic surgical oncology, we offer prospective fellows an opportunity to assist with and perform a full range of minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures including: Robotic and VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy (>50 cases per year) Minimally invasive esophagectomy (>25 cases per year) Thymectomy (VATS, Robotic and Open) Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) Opportunities to train with the interventional pulmonary service and the gastroenterology service (stents, dilation, laser debulking, rigid endoscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, cryoablation) Opportunity to become skilled in use of the DaVinci surgical robot The Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgical Fellowship meets the needs of: General thoracic surgeons seeking to learn or to improve their minimally invasive surgical skills Practicing surgeons Surgeons completing a formal thoracic surgery fellowship program General surgery residents who would like to spend an additional year before starting a thoracic surgery fellowship Cardiothoracic surgeons who wish to re-focus their practice on general thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology International surgeons seeking clinical experience in a US center of excellence (must qualify for PA state medical license) Fellows can also perform complex cases such as: Resection of Superior Sulcus (Pancoast) tumors Extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma Pneumonectomy Extensive experience performing lung resections after induction chemoradiation In addition to participating in the full range of thoracic surgical oncology and general thoracic surgery cases, candidates will learn the multidisciplinary management of thoracic cancer and participate in clinical research, presentations and publications. Our fellowship can be individualized within this framework to meet the needs of a particular fellow.

How To Apply

Please kindly submit an application on the www.fellowshipcouncil.org website by 11/13/18. Select applicants will be interviewed in December 2018 and match results will be issued by January 2019. For any questions regarding our program, please kindly contact Ms. Stephanie Ragsdale at stephanie.ragsdale@fccc.edu

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