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Colon and Rectal Surgery Training Program

Thank you for your interest in the Colon and Rectal Surgery Training Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  Our program trains surgeons in the multidisciplinary care of patients with colon and rectal pathologies, provides opportunities for high quality research, and prepares the surgeons for pursuit of academic and private practice careers.  The program approved by the ACGME includes 12 months of clinical training.  The clinical component refines clinical judgment and surgical skills involving diagnosis and treatment of colorectal pathologies as well as provides extensive working knowledge in endoscopic techniques.  The trainee has the central role in comprehensive multidisciplinary patient management and in advancement of innovative approaches such as robotic surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery--the leading edge of colon and rectal surgical care in the 21st century.

The multidisciplinary colon and rectal surgery team at the University of Chicago Medical Center offers more than a quarter century of experience.  The group has a very long and illustrious history in management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases going back to the seminal work of Dr. Joseph B. Kirsner in the early '40's.  For many years the surgeons and the gastroenterologists at the University of Chicago Medical Center have maintained a level of excellence that has kept the program within the top 10 nationally as reported by U.S. News & World Report.  The affiliation with Northwestern University and NorthShore University Health System has further increased the breath of the training offered to our trainees.

The full time colorectal faculty involved in training of the resident includes:

This faculty provides an organizational structure that is unique and well suited to achieving the goals and objectives of the colorectal surgery program.

Application Process

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program.  Candidates must be board eligible in general surgery.  If you wish to apply for training in our program please submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service.  Completed applications must be received by September.  Candidates will be invited for an interview in October.

For more information about the fellowship please contact:

Konstantin Umanskiy, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery Training Program Director
The University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave.  MC 5095
Chicago, IL  60637
(773) 702-2026
kumanskiy@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu