University of Colorado
Date Posted: February 18, 2021

The Division of GI Tumor and Endocrine Surgery (GITES) is now accepting applications for a one-year fellowship training offered to fully-trained BC/BE surgeons who desire further expertise in Robotic foregut/bariatric/abdominal wall reconstruction surgery. This grant is provided by Intuitive Foundation towards training the next generation of surgeons on DaVinci platform. The fellow will be exposed to both Robotic and laparoscopic platform. This will provide the fellow the opportunity to become well-trained in the field of MIS surgery. The program also offers a very unique opportunity to learn the surgical techniques for Minimal invasive foregut reconstructive procedures performed in conjunction with cardiothoracic team (both robotic and laparoscopic). The program has 4 dedicated faculty and a research lab. The fellow is expected to have a wide exposure to foregut, reconstructive abdominal wall and bariatric surgery procedures. The fellow is expected to log approximately 250 to 300 cases by the end of the fellowship. There are department-wide and service-specific conferences that enhance both clinical and research activities. There is a weekly departmental Grand Rounds. The Division of GITES also has regular case conference, research conference, and monthly M&M meetings. Fellows have access to all conferences within the University. Research interests will be discussed with the fellow prior to the beginning of the fellowship with the hope that the fellow will be prepared to begin their research project soon after they start the program. It is expected that the fellow will complete at least one research project and submit it for publication during the program. This is the second year that the fellowship has been running sucessfully. Please see the attached links for further information regarding this fellowship and achievements.

How To Apply

Applications must include the following items: Fellowship Application Form, which will require the following information/documents: Current CV Personal Statement – this should include a description of the candidate’s qualifications and motivation for applying to the program, as well as a detailed plan to return to his or her home country upon completion of training Two letters of recommendation; one must be from the department chairman Photograph Selected candidates will be invited to interview via zoom or Skype. Fellowship starts 1st August and the final candidate will be appointed at the rank of instructor faculty level and is expected to obtain unrestricted Colorado medical board license. Program Director Akshay Pratap Singh Chauhan, MD,MCh, FACS Assistant Professor GITES Associate Program Director Jonathan Schoen, MD, FACS Associate Professor GITES Program Coordinator Kathleen Tuthill Director of Education Department of Surgery University of Colorado School of Medicine

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