Education

General Surgery Residency

Our five-year residency training program is primarily based at the University of Chicago Medical Center, with specific rotations integrated at our affiliated hospital, NorthShore University Health System. We are uniquely situated on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago, which is one of the top academic universities in the world and has been the home to over 100 Nobel laureates.

Kevin K. Roggin, MD

Professor of Surgery

All faculty are members of the Pritzker School of Medicine, and our medical center is part of the University's Biological Sciences Division and is headed by Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago.

Our medical center holds distinction as a regional, national and international referral center for the specialized care of complex patients with a wide variety of challenging surgical diseases. In addition, we have a long-standing commitment to provide comprehensive care for our South Side community. Our goal is to train the best and brightest residents and provide them with the opportunity to seek top-flight fellowships and to eventually become leaders in academic surgery.

Chicago is an extraordinary city and our residency program provides a robust and diverse clinical environment with an ideal blend of community and academic surgical experiences. Our research opportunities are unrivaled, and our leadership is committed to providing a unique educational environment with committed faculty and incredible residents. We believe that after coming to the University of Chicago, you will find that our residents are an exceptional group of some of the most talented resident surgeons in the country.

Learn more at our Meet & Greet on September 25!

The recruitment of outstanding medical students to our program remains the most important aspect of my job as program director. While there are many choices for your training, I believe that we offer candidates the opportunity to train in a world-class academic medical center, a nationally-recognized community-based, high-volume hospital system, and a busy urban trauma center. These distinctive environments provide our trainees with a diversity of experience that few other programs can match.

Our combined faculty at the University of Chicago and NorthShore University Health System are dedicated to training exceptional residents that have an interest in becoming leaders in academic general surgery and its subspecialties. UChicago Medicine began providing adult trauma care on May 1, 2018, through its Level 1 Adult Trauma Center. The adult trauma program adds to UChicago Medicine's pediatric trauma and burn services, providing the community a comprehensive system of care to treat the full range of trauma injuries in patients of all ages. Additionally in 2019, the institution received its 16th sequential "A" rating in patient safety from industry watchdog Leapfrog Group, and it achieved Magnet Recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the gold standard for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.

The Department of Surgery remains committed to supporting our residents' participation in research opportunities that are tailored to match their career interests. We organized a Resident Research Advisory Committee to assist our junior residents identify the best research opportunities in basic science, outcomes/translational research, surgical ethics, Surgical Education, or within one the University of Chicago's many laboratories. My job is to cultivate and organize an innovative training environment that operates within the structure of the ACGME guidelines, but that relishes our program's strengths as innovators in surgical education. Our residents are exposed to a comprehensive educational curriculum with access to a well-developed simulation training centers at both campuses. Our teaching services are led by Team Education Coordinators to provide our residents with consistent feedback before, during and after each clinical rotation. We have developed novel methods of assessing intraoperative teaching to maximize teaching experiences in the operating room. The Surgical Training and Assessment Tool (STAT), was developed by one of our trainees, to provide our residents with real-time feedback on their performance, technical skills, and case preparation. These assessments are used over time to identify areas in need of refinement and to identify areas of proficiency that will help us assess milestones in the Next Accreditation System.

We also have continued our yearly General Surgery Bootcamp, the PEER mentorship program and our Resident Acute Care Surgery Service.

GENERAL SURGERY BOOTCAMP FOR INTERNS:
This course includes an extensive OR orientation, participation in the ACS Entering Resident Readiness Assessment (ACS-ERRA), an interactive "mock pages" session, multidisciplinary presentations from both nursing and our hospital-based specialties and a technical skills lab led by Mike Ujiki, MD, and Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, on Endoscopic, FLS and live animal stations. Using the qualitative and quantitative assessments that were generated during both the GME and General Surgery bootcamps, we were able to provide our categorical general surgery interns with a "level 0" or baseline milestone assessment in most of the ACGME competencies.

    RACS:
    To meet the ongoing challenges of incorporating increasing autonomy in our program, we have continued to offer rotations on our "Resident Acute Care Surgery Service". This exciting opportunity allows senior and chief residents the opportunity to lead a team composed of a PGY2 resident and a surgical PA that manage basic general surgery patients. The chief resident is supervised by the on-call attending, but is encouraged to act in the capacity of a teaching assistant for their junior resident. We are incorporating simulation training, video-based feedback, and expert evaluations of intraoperative teaching skills to this service. We believe that this unique service enhances both the quality and efficiency of acute general surgery care and provides an innovative model to promote autonomy within a well-supervised training program. (Ref: Implementing a resident acute care surgery service: Improving resident education and patient care.)

    We take the time to get to know our residents. I believe that creating a collegial environment helps our resident mature into capable and well-trained surgeons. The humanistic aspect of professional development is just as important as the surgical skills that we teach. Please take the time to review our newly-designed website with more detailed information about the resources available at the University of Chicago. I hope to have the opportunity to meet with you during the upcoming interview season. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I may be of further assistance.

    Our comprehensive training program is set on an expanding clinical campus that starts right across the street from the main quadrangle of the University of Chicago. Indeed, we are one of the only academic medical centers in the nation that shares a campus with our home institution. Our residents can therefore take advantage of all that the University of Chicago has to offer, from lectures to food trucks to a gym and more.

    The University of Chicago Medicine began providing adult trauma care on May 1, 2018; the adult trauma program adds to UChicago Medicine's pediatric trauma and burn services, providing the community with a comprehensive system of care to treat the full range of trauma injuries in patients of all ages.

    In November 2019, UChicago Medicine announced that it earned its 16th sequential "A" rating in patient safety from the industry watchdog Leapfrog Group; immediately following, it achieved Magnet Recognition status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    The jewel of our medical center campus is the Center for Care and Discovery (CCD), our main hospital building, which opened in 2013. The CCD is one of the most advanced clinical and surgical centers in the country dedicated to specialty care, including cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging. The new hospital was designed by world-renown architect, Rafael Viñoly, who created the acclaimed Charles M. Harper Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This innovative hospital contains ten floors and over 1.2 million square feet for clinical activity. The CCD is an exceptional place to be a patient and creates an enhanced health experience that is focused on quality and safety. We believe that this inspiring atmosphere provides our trainees with a modern environment to learn surgery and conduct world-class research at the forefront of medicine. Our residents have access to state-of-the art simulation training at both the University of Chicago Center for Simulation and Safety and the Northshore Center for Simulation and Innovation.

    Our general surgery residents undergo a comprehensive rotation that provides exposure to a diverse range of specialties, including thoracic surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, vascular surgery as well experience in our trauma and burn units. Residents assigned to these services engage with patients across the care continuum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

    In addition to our esteemed attending surgeons, residents work alongside our clinical partners at NorthShore University HealthSystem. This close collaboration guarantees residents are exposed to gainful clinical experiences.

    Residents log an average of 1,150 surgical procedures and critical care/trauma evaluations during their training, including 50 as Teaching Assistants (“TA” case) and 300 during their final year of training. Sixty-five percent of cases will be performed on campus, which includes the 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot Center for Care and Discovery that debuted in early 2013, Comer Children's Hospital and Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. The remaining 25 percent of cases are performed at NorthShore. Services are staffed so that the resident has maximum responsibility and opportunity.

    We offer formal teaching conferences to all residents throughout the year and in the subspecialties during specific rotations. General surgery residents acquire an in-depth knowledge of the pre- and post-operative care of acutely ill patients, the principles of surgical physiology and wound management, as well as the essentials of conventional and minimally invasive operative techniques.

    In addition to resident/faculty and resident/resident interaction in clinical care situations, the core educational curriculum includes regularly scheduled didactic and interactive teaching during several weekly conferences, including:

    • Grand rounds
    • Morbidity and mortality conference
    • Residents basic science/clinical case conference
    • Surgical oncology conference

    Our general surgery residents' educational experience is paramount to the overall residency program, which is why we've incorporated other unique program initiatives to enhance the education experience. One initiative that sets our residency program apart is the Team Education Coordinator program, in which a faculty member in each rotation oversees resident goals/objectives, progress and rotation evaluations. Our residency program also features:

    • Portfolios
    • Surgical education meetings
    • Residents as Teachers and Leaders Program
    • Teaching Effectiveness Program
    • Resident retreats
    • Quarterly resident town hall meetings
    • Surgical skills curriculum, laparoscopic simulation centers
    • Surgical Training and Assessment Tool/quality-based surgical training
    • Quality improvement grant
    • Mock oral exams
    • International rotation in Santiago, Chile

    The University of Chicago Medicine also boasts the first-ever surgical ethics program in the country. This program, spearheaded by Drs. Peter Angelos and Mark Siegler, is sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and provides an ethics curriculum for surgical residents. The program coordinates a weekly seminar series and monthly ethics case conference for residents and faculty.

    Per the ACGME, programs are required to provide the information available at this link to applicants about Board Certification Eligibility.

    To add to the clinical experience, residents have the option of devoting 24 months or more to basic science, clinical outcomes and/or translational research. Research experience is not mandatory but is elected by most residents and is strongly recommended for those planning a career in academic surgery.

    The diverse research interests of our general surgery faculty include NIH-funded work in bacterial virulence, tumor immunology, molecular biology, as well as gene therapy of gastrointestinal malignancy and endocrine tumors. Ongoing clinical research includes participation in national cooperative trials of breast cancer, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancer, evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease and outcomes analysis in obese and critically ill patients.

    Our residents are highly encouraged to submit their research presentations at national and regional meetings and conferences, including the annual Huggins Symposium here at the University of Chicago Medicine. Residents may choose to take additional time during their residency to pursue one or more of the following opportunities:

    To meet the needs of residents, the general surgery residency program established the PEER: Professional Empowerment and Education of Residents program in 2014.

    Learn more about PEER and our wellness resources within our department and across the university.

    Learn more about our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service, so please contact your medical school or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for instructions about the application process. In addition to three letters of recommendation, medical school transcripts, and the Dean's letter, we require United States Medical Licensing Examination scores. The deadline for applications is October 20.

    The Residency Review Committee has approved our program for seven categorical residents and four non-designated preliminary resident positions; the preliminary positions can be filled by either PGY1 or PGY2 residents. In other words, if you match into a PGY1 preliminary position and complete the requirements of our program, we have the ability to offer you a PGY2 preliminary position in the following year. We will directly match all PGY1 positions through the National Resident Matching Program.

    Interviews are by invitation only. The resident selection committee reviews completed applications and sends emails stating whether an interview has been granted.

    Please feel free to contact Carmen Barr in our Surgical Education Office at (773) 702-6337 for additional information.

    Interview Dates
    We will interview the 2021 candidates for the General Surgery Residency on:

    • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • Saturday, December 5, 2020
    • Saturday, January 9, 2021

    2020 Virtual Interviews
    For the 2020-2021 academic year, the University of Chicago Department of Surgery is pleased to introduce virtual interview days.  Aside from encouraging limited movement in the fight against COVID-19, these virtual interview days will save you time and money, without sacrificing time with our faculty or a sense of our programs.   

    Jared Emolo, MD
    PGY 5
    Undergraduate:  Boston College
    Medical School:  UMDNJ

    Jared Miller, MD
    PGY 5
    Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
    Medical School: Meharry Medical College

    Liz Poli, MD, MS
    PGY 5
    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
    Medical School: University of Chicago
    Graduate:  University of Chicago

    Ashley Suah, MD
    PGY 5
    Undergraduate: Florida State University
    Medical School: Indiana University

    Lai Xue, MD
    PGY 5
    Undergraduate: Washington University
    Medical School: University of Chicago

    Vanessa Buie, MD, MBA
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
    Medical School: Vanderbilt University
    Graduate: University of Chicago

    Sara Gaines, MD
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
    Medical School: Tulane University

    James Oyeniyi, MD
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: University of Texas
    Medical School: University of Texas

    Brian Ruhle, MD
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: University of Rochester
    Medical School: SUNY Upstate

    Bailey Su, MD, MBS
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: Northwestern University
    Graduate: UMDNJ
    Medical School:  Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

    Trever Symalla, MD
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: United States Air Force Academy
    Medical School: Boston University

    Ashley Williamson, MD
    PGY 4
    Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
    Medical School: Rush Medical College

    Julia Amundson, MD, MPH
    PGY 3
    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
    Graduate:  University of Miami
    Medical School: University of Miami

    Michelle Campbell, MD
    PGY 3R (Research)
    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
    Medical School: Dartmouth College

    Lea Hoefer, MD
    PGY 3
    Undergraduate: Iowa State University
    Medical School: University of Chicago

    Ann Polcari, MD, MS
    PGY 3
    Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
    Graduate:  University of Notre Dame
    Medical School: University of Miami

    Seth Sankary, MD
    PGY 3R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Washington University
    Medical School: University of Miami

    Kumaran Shanmugarajah, MD
    PGY 3
    Medical School:  Imperial College

    Dong-Kha Tran, MD
    PGY 3
    Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
    Medical School: University of Colorado

    Alexander Trenk, MD
    PGY 3
    Medical School: Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine

    Janani Vigneswaran, MD, MPH
    PGY 3R (Research)
    Undergraduate: University of Illinois
    Graduate: Dartmouth College
    Medical School: Brown University

    Harry Wong, MD
    PGY 3R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Indiana University
    Medical School: University of Chicago

    Hoover Wu, MD
    PGY 3R (Research)
    Undergraduate: UC, Berkeley
    Medical School: UCLA

    Lindsey Zhang, MD
    PGY 3
    Undergraduate: Washington University 
    Medical School: University of Minnesota

    Mikhail Attaar, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Northwestern University
    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

    Vanessa Collins, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  Liberty University
    Medical School:  University of Texas

    Chase Corvin, MD, MBA, MS
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate: University of Virginia
    Graduate: Georgetown University
    Medical School: Georgetown University

    Ferguson-Bryan, BobieJo Ava, MD, AM
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: University of Texas
    Graduate:  University of Chicago
    Medical School: University of Chicago

    Brian Fleischer, MD, MEng
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Cornell University
    Graduate: Cornell University
    Medical School:  Tulane University

    David Jiang, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  University of Maryland
    Medical School:  University of Chicago

    Johnathan Kent, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  Tufts University
    Medical School:  Georgetown University

    Bobby Keskey, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Presbyterian College
    Medical School: University of Louisville

    Adam Lam, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Harvard College
    Medical School: University of Alabama

    William McKinley, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  Auburn University
    Medical School:  University of Louisville

    Ryan Morgan, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Georgetown University
    Medical School: Boston University

    Kyra Nicholson, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  University of North Carolina
    Medical School:  Southern Illinois University

    Jason Schwarz, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  University of Virginia
    Medical School:  Emory University

    Tanvi Subramanian, MD
    PGY 2
    Undergraduate:  Northwestern University
    Medical School:  Washington University

    Jelani Williams, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Old Dominion University
    Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Hunter Witmer, MD
    PGY 2R (Research)
    Undergraduate: Haverford College
    Medical School: Jefferson University

    Derrius Anderson, MD, MS
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Morehouse College
    Graduate:  Georgetown University
    Medical School: Wright State University

    Kylie Callier, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
    Medical School: Texas Tech University

    Marie Fefferman, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate:  University of Chicago
    Medical School: Rush Medical College

    Frederick Godley, MD, MS, MBA
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Boston College
    Graduate:  Boston University
    Medical School: Boston University

    Andrea Liu, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine

    Rebecca Meltzer, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
    Medical School: Emory University

    Yaeji Park, MD, MPH
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Emory University
    Graduate:  Yale University
    Medical School: Loyola University

    Kayla Polcari, MD, MPH
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
    Graduate:  University Of Miami
    Medical School: University Of Miami

    Victoriana Schwartz, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: Johnson & Wales University
    Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

    Mary Varsanik, MD
    PGY 1
    Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
    Medical School: Loyola University

    2019-2020
    Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
    Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of Miami in Miami, FL
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA
    MIS Fellowship at Northshore University Health Systems in Evanston, IL
    Complex General Surgical Oncology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA
    Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Chicago in Chicago, IL

    2018-2019
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, CA
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH
    Breast Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospitals, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University of Chicago in Chicago, IL
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX

    2017-2018
    Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University in Providence, RI
    Minimally Invasive Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Program in Seattle, WA
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, NY

    2016-2017
    Cardiothoracic Fellowship at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA
    Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA

    2015-2016
    Breast Surgery Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
    Burn Critical Care Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    MIS Fellowship at Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, TX

    2014-2015
    Academic GI Surgical Oncology Faculty Position at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Columbia, New York, NY
    MIS Fellowship at Emory, Atlanta, GA

    2013-2014
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    Critical Care Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at University of Chicago Medicine
    Private practice in Dallas, TX
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

    2012-2013
    Burn Critical Care Fellowship at University of California, Davis, CA
    MIS Fellowship at University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    Trauma Critical Care Fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
    Trauma Critical Care Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s, Boston, MA
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Boston University, Boston, MA

    2011-2012
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
    Private Practice, Alaska
    Transplant Surgery Fellowship at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Transplant Surgery Fellowship at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2010-2011
    Breast Oncology Fellowship at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Penn State, Hershey, PA
    Plastic Surgery Fellowship at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Transplant Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    2009-2010
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Plastic Surgery at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, TX
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2008-2009
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, TX
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
    Transplant at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    2007-2008
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at University of Texas, Houston, TX
    Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    2006-2007
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, TX
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, TX
    Trauma Fellowship at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

    2005-2006
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    Private Practice at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic,  Rochester, MN

    2004-2005
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Transplant Surgery Fellowship at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

    2003-2004
    Foregut Fellowship at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in July 2005
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson in Houston, TX
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

    2002-2003
    Minimal Access Surgery Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
    Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC
    Trauma Critical Care Fellowship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ

    2001-2002
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
    Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
    Transplant Fellowship at University of Chicago

    2000-2001
    Army Commitment in Germany
    Colon and Rectal Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Program in Seattle
    Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
    Transplant Fellowship at University of Tennessee in Memphis