University Hospitals Offers In-Depth Surgical Training Through One-Year Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a nationally recognized program in Colon and Rectal Surgery. The program trains one ACGME board eligible resident per year. Our program has a strong tradition of training future leaders of Colon and Rectal surgery. The training includes exceptional experience in abdominal surgery including re-operative pelvic surgery from rectal cancer to re-do ileopouch anal anastomoses. Fellows have an extremely strong experience in minimally invasive surgery including cutting edge techniques such as transanal mesorectal resections. At the same time, the Fellow has a strong experience in the basics of colon and rectal surgery including endoscopy, benign anorectal disease and pelvic floor.

One of the strengths of the program is the exceptional faculty availability and commitment to training. Each year, we accept only one surgical fellow and the operative experience is catered the strengths, weaknesses, and interests of that fellow. A strong didactic program based on the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery CREST educational modules provides an excellent companion to clinical learning. Weekly indications conference allows for stimulating discussion of options of treatment and hones the Fellow’s decision making skills.

With this fellowship, there are a plethora of research and academic opportunities during the year, including opportunities to travel and present at national meetings.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Program

Program Director:

Address: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue
LKS 5047
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH 44106

Program Coordinator:

Phone: 216-844-7981
Fax: 216-844-8201

Number of residents per year: 1

Number of Faculty (ASCRA Certified): 4

Case Mix/Numbers of Cases:
Year Abdominal Anorectal Endoscopy
(2015) 325 203 250
(2016) 340 148 185
(2017) 315 171 303

Strengths of the Program:

Huge volume of operative experience, reoperative pelvic surgery, experience in inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive surgery, fellow to faculty ratio, teaching.

Clinic Office Experience:

Mandatory weekly office experience.

Interaction General Surgery Residents:

Full compliment of residents and physician extenders.


Weekly CREST based didactic program, weekly multidisciplinary colon and rectal tumor board, weekly indications conference, Colorectal morbidity and mortality conference, quarterly city wide Inflammatory bowel disease conference, colorectal journal club.

Requirement for Paper:

Required annual submission to ASCRS, opportunity to attend annual ASCRS and additional meetings.

Contact Information

For more information on the colorectal surgery fellowship program, please contact .

Back to Top