About Our Fellowship Programs
The Department offers fellowships to outstanding candidates of 1 or 2 years in MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery), Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care, Adult Surgical Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery. These are described in more detail below.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
This is an all-inclusive fellowship that includes general, robotic, MIS, bariatric, and trauma.
The fellowship has been accredited by the Fellowship Council in both advanced minimally invasive surgery and minimally invasive bariatric surgery. The fellowship is in its fifth year of existence and has graduated four fellows. An eighth fellow is currently in training and has an anticipated graduation date of June 30, 2016. The mix of cases in the fellowship is quite varied but is equally split between advanced minimally invasive non-bariatric surgery (hernias, colons, Nissens, etc.) and minimally invasive bariatric surgery.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit is a fully accredited training program that offers one position per year to a highly qualified surgeon. Our program has the distinction of being the eighth accredited pediatric training program in the country and has trained a pediatric surgical fellow every year since 1964.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan considers highly qualified applicants who have completed a general surgery residency in the United States or Canada.
The main goal of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship is to provide care, education, research, advocacy and prevention, which will benefit children, their families and their communities. Our vision is to improve and advance optimal pediatric surgical care for all patients and families.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Message from the Program Director
In June 2012, I accepted the position of Program Director for the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (WSU/DMC) Vascular Surgery Fellowship. My decision to participate in surgical education was simply motivated by the desire to create an environment conducive to training in the “learning the art and science” of Vascular Surgery. This concept is modeled after my own journey through surgical training that cultivated the development of sound clinical judgment, critical thinking, and altruistic care under the supervision of many leaders in Vascular Surgery at leading institutions. With the support of surgical leadership at Wayne State University, I envision this Fellowship as a premier training program, rich in tradition, and ripe with opportunity in a region appreciative of compassionate care. This Fellowship provides the foundation, skills, critical thinking, and independence necessary to train the modern vascular surgeon. The Division of Vascular Surgery within the School of Medicine has been recognized for its collegiality, leadership, innovation, and professionalism within the community it serves as well as on a national and international level.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
To provide the educational, clinical and administrative environment and resources to allow the fellow to develop advanced proficiency in the management of critically ill surgical patients, to develop the qualifications necessary to supervise surgical critical care units, and to conduct scholarly activities in surgical critical care. The fellowship will provide a broad based experience and training in adult surgical critical care allowing qualification for board certification in surgical critical care.