Advanced GI/MIS fellow 2021-22
fellowshipAdvanced GI/MIS fellowship The Fellow rotates through the Bariatric/MIS Service under Dr. Christina Li, our Program Director, and through the MIS Service under Dr. Gary Hamamoto, our Associate Program Director. The Fellow sees patients in the office with Dr Li and participates in preoperative and postoperative decisions, participates in clinical research studies with mentors and is part of the institutional Research Collaborative, and participates in all operative MIS procedures. The fellow also has opportunities to do upper and lower endoscopies with GI colleagues and other surgery attendings. A colorectal rotation is being created, and some solid organ work (adrenalectomies/nephrectomies) is also available. Fellow call responsibilities include coverage of the Bariatric Service and of any MIS patients in whose cases they have participated operatively or non-operatively as well ER call, with the acute care surgery team as back-up. Fellows are initially granted independent General Surgery privileges and privileges for common MIS procedures such as cholecystectomies etc. When each fellow becomes competent to perform complex MIS procedures, he/she may request and receive additional privileges. Notably, Fellows are exposed to approximately 3+ faculty who are general surgeons, colon-rectal surgeons, or bariatric surgeons, with a few additional faculty on occasion. Independent operating privileges will be increased intermittently in accordance with gradually increasing surgical experience and competence. The Program Director and other faculty serve as an invaluable resource for input on career establishment and advancement. Our Program provides opportunities for in both Minimally Invasive and robotic techniques, as well as a strong experience in bariatrics. We are unfortunately unable to accept applicants who require visa support.