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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship

One position is available per year.

Duration: 2 years, (Start date: July 1st)

This program is for any individual who has completed 5 years in a general surgery residency (United States, Canada, or abroad). Applicants must have superior skills in laparoscopic and open surgical techniques, as well as documentation of excellent teaching skills. In addition, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. There will be two fellows during one academic year, one fellow in his/her second year (“senior”), and one fellow in his/her first year (“junior”).

The program aims to train general surgeons to perform advanced and complex cases in various areas of the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal wall. The fellow should be exposed to and participate in a minimum of 150 cases per year (300 for the two years of the fellowship) in the area of bariatrics, advanced minimally invasive surgery, HPB, flexible endoscopy, complex laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs, and/or advanced colorectal surgery.

The program will provide in-depth experience in the pre- and post-operative management of patients who have complex gastrointestinal abdominal pathology, as well as acquisition of technical skills within those areas. Exposure to techniques in these domains with both open and minimally invasive approaches will allow the fellow at the end of the program to complete all these tasks independently.

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Fellowship application requirements:

  1. Application (link)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. CV
  4. USMLE Score Sheets (Steps 1, 2-CK and 2-CS)
  5. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  6. Medical School Diploma
  7. Three Letters of Recommendation

Our Faculty Heading link

Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti

Lloyd Nyhus Professor of Surgery, Vice Department Head, Division Chief of General, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

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  • Program Director

    Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FACS
    Lloyd Nyhus Professor of Surgery
    Surgical Director UIC ACS Simulation Consortium
    Chief, Division of General, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
    Vice Department Head, Department of Surgery
    University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Program Co-Director

    Enrique F. Elli, MD FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Division of General, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
    Director of bariatric surgery program
    University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Coordinator

    Daniela Nita
    Phone: 312-355-1493
    Fax: 312-355- 1987