Our Educational Programs
In the Department of Surgery, we share a common goal – to provide a setting conducive to learning. We are committed to providing an environment both supportive and challenging, so that you can fulfill your highest potential and assume a position of leadership in surgery.
The division sponsors a Level I pediatric trauma program verified by the American College of Surgeons and a pediatric burn program verified by the American Burn Association. The faculty members in the division include 15 board-certified pediatric surgeons, five of whom are also certified in surgical critical care, and one hospitalist, who is board-certified in general surgery and specializes in burn and trauma care. In addition to providing general pediatric surgical care, the division provides world class expertise in multiple focused areas of excellence including pediatric burn care, trauma care, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, adolescent bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal motility disorders, chest wall deformities, surgical oncology and surgical endocrinology. In 2014, a new center for pelvic and colorectal reconstruction (CCPR) was opened, the first center in the world to formally integrate all specialties involved in providing complete care of the colon and rectum in children.
The division offers two training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – a two-year residency in pediatric surgery and a one-year fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care. In addition, there are one-year fellowship programs in pediatric minimally invasive surgery, pediatric bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery and surgical quality improvement.