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Surgery Fellowships

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Comprehensive Breast Health Center at UC San Diego Health is currently accepting applications for a one-year clinical fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology for the 2019-20 year. This fellowship provides experience to fully trained general surgeons who desire further experience in breast surgical oncology and the management of breast disease. One new fellow is appointed each year. The fellowship encompasses all aspects of breast surgery, including diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast, and all clinical aspects of breast oncology. These include pathology, radiology, and medical and radiation oncology.

Burn Fellowship

The Burn Fellowship Program aims teaches resident the advanced skills, knowledge, and human-touch qualities they need to build the foundation of a successful trauma and burn medicine practice. Since 1973, the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center has been a leader in advances in burn therapy. The professional care of patients is internationally recognized for our skill and knowledge. The state-of-the-art facility has an intensive care unit, a special burn care unit and an outpatient clinic for minor burn assessments and treatment. Over 400 patients are admitted to the Center each year with various levels of injury and hundreds more are treated on an out-patient basis.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

UC San Diego's Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency program is designed to train leaders in CT surgery. Our program is directed by Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite under the leadership of our Chief, Dr. Michael Madani who is an internationally recognized leader in cardiothoracic surgery. The faculty has extensive experience in all aspects of the specialty, including valvular repair, cardiothoracic transplantation, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The cardiothoracic transplantation program, established in 1989, includes heart, combined heart-lung, single lung and double lung transplantation. We have the busiest lung transplantation program west of the Mississippi, and the most successful in the world.

Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship

The Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship is a one-year clinical program designed to provide a broad, but highly specialized experience. The fellow is exposed to all facets of craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, generics/dysmorphology, pediatric dermatology, and oculoplastic surgery. Extensive hands-on experiences provide the fellow with a surgical approach to the most complex craniofacial and congenital malformations.

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship

The 2-year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery focuses on hands-on clinical experience under the direct guidance of experienced attendings in neurological surgery, neurology, and radiology. Common cases include ruptured/unruptured aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, atherosclerotic disease, and acute stroke intervention.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

The goal of this 1-year, independent, MIS fellowship is to train a general surgeon to become a specialist and academic leader in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures and techniques, including advanced GI, colonic, bariatric, hepatobiliary, and diagnostic and therapeutic flexible endoscopic procedures. Our diverse and dedicated faculty guide fellows through pathophysiology, diagnosis, and advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic treatment of the esophagus, solid organs, morbid obesity, and complex hernia care. The fellow will learn advanced laparoscopic operative techniques including total esophagectomy, Heller myotomy, anti-reflux operations, robotic nephrectomies, adrenalectomies, sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, as well as cutting-edge endoscopic bariatric procedures.

Neurotology & Skull-Base Surgery Fellowship

UC San Diego's Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery offers an ACGME-accredited, two year fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery. The program involves advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the temporal bone and lateral skull base, with a special emphasis on surgical treatment of tumors involving these areas. Advanced training is provided in the auditory and vestibular sciences, beyond that found in primary otolaryngology residency. Fellows will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams involving neurotologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiaologists, and other related specialists.

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The fellowship in Pediatric Surgery focuses on general, abdominal, thoracic, oncologic and trauma surgery in children and neonates. The program provides exposure to all aspects of pediatric general surgery, including patient evaluation, strategies for developing a therapeutic management plan, technical mastery of complex surgical procedures and perioperative care of the patient. A graduate will be positioned to manage the full spectrum of general pediatric surgical conditions and will be prepared to navigate private, group or academic practice.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship aims to provide outstanding exposure to complex surgical critical care and to facilitate development of skills compatible with making residents able to emerge into a leadership role. The program offers three clinical positions per year (PGY-6 and above).

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The goal of this 5+2-year, independent, ACGME-approved vascular surgery fellowship is train a general surgeon to become a specialist and leader in the discipline of vascular surgery. Our program is structured to instill knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and professional attitudes for our graduates to excel as vascular surgeons. The program combines fundamental education in vascular disease with a diverse exposure to clinical patient care and vascular interventions. The cognitive and technical skills required for vascular surgery practice are fostered, while fellows are encouraged to develop clinical maturity and evidence-based surgical judgment in caring for the vascular patient.