Abdominal Transplant Fellowship
The UCSF Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program, directed by Sandy Feng, M.D.,Ph.D., provides comprehensive training in abdominal transplantation. This includes the evaluation of transplant candidates, management of patients with chronic and acute liver disease, and care of organ transplant patients operatively, peri-operatively, and post-operatively.
The program provides considerable exposure to deceased donor multi-organ procurement and living donor nephrectomy, and hepatectomy. There is a strong didactic program with numerous weekly meetings including a Transplant Mortality and Morbidity Conference, Kidney and Liver Selection Committees, Transplant Laboratory Group Meeting, Liver Transplant Pathology Conference, and Transplant Seminar Series.
Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
The clinical breast surgery fellowship is a competitive one-year intensive clinical experience in all aspects of general and oncology breast surgery. This fellowship is offered to board eligible or certified general surgeons.
The emphasis is on individuals with a proven and dedicated interest in breast disease and related research as a long-term career. It is an intensive clinical fellowship encompassing 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 (mammography, ultrasound, and MRI and their related biopsies), and medical and radiation oncology. Fellows have primary responsibility for running the clinical breast service and work with general surgery residents at the R1 and R3 level.
Endocrine Surgical Oncology Clinical & Research Fellowships
The Endocrine Surgery Clinical Fellowship and Endocrine Surgery Research Fellowship are integral components of our Program. Our fellows, working closely with the UCSF surgical residents and medical students, help us provide the highest level of care for our patients. Many of our former fellows are now leading endocrine surgeons in the United States and around the world.
A key component in the Endocrine Surgical Fellowship Program is research. To achieve the ultimate goal - understanding the mechanisms involved in the initiation and growth of endocrine cancers and using this knowledge to improve the care of patients with these cancers - the Program emphasizes both clinical and laboratory research. Research has borne out what common sense might suggest-outcomes in thyroid operations improve with surgeons' experience. It is therefore in patients' best interest to be treated by surgeons who have had the opportunity to gain specialized training in endocrine surgery. At UCSF, fellowships in the Endocrine Surgical Oncology Research Program provide this opportunity.
The Endocrine Surgical Oncology Research Program has a track record of producing groundbreaking results and leaders in the field of endocrine surgery. Each year our fellows publish over ten papers in the scientific and medical literature. At the conclusion of their training, previous fellows have secured faculty appointments at world-class institutions, including Cornell, Columbia, UCSF, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, the Cleveland Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, University of British Columbia, University of Wisconsin, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Iowa.
Minimally Invasive & Bariatic Surgery Fellowship
The Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatic Surgery, supported by a grant from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships, provides an immersive didactic extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic procedures. At its conclusion, the fellow will have acquired the requisite expertise to perform all major laparoscopic procedures including:
- Adjustable gastric banding
- Colon resection
- Feeding jejunostomy
- Gastric bypass procedures
- Heller myotomy
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Nissen fundoplication
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Ventral hernia repair
There are also ample opportunities to participate in laparoscopic urology cases with some minimally invasive operations involving the use of the Da Vinci robot. All fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects, and present their results at national meetings. Through monthly courses, the fellows will serve as instructors to academic and community surgeons in advanced laparoscopic and robotic skills. All fellows will play an active role in the education of surgical residents and medical students.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
The UCSF Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program enjoys an excellent reputation nationally for the procedures performed and care given to patients from the Western United States and around the world. Headed by Gordon A. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. , the program is based at UCSF Children's Hospital. The Department of Surgery offers a one year clinical and research training fellowship program in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. The goal of the program is to educate and train future academic, clinical, and research leaders in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Upon completion of the training program, the surgeon should have clinical expertise in all aspects of pre, intra, and postoperative management of infants, children, and young adults with congenital heart disease or acquired disorders. Duration of this fellowship is 1-2 years and the preferable starting date is July1st.
Trauma & Emergency Surgery Fellowship at SFGH
This Fellowship is a 12-month, non-ACGME, structured clinical experience designed to equip a Board-Eligible or certified general surgeon with the clinical and administrative skills necessary to assume a leadership role in trauma surgery. The Fellow is a member of the active medical staff at SFGH and effectively functions as a junior attending. The fellow has oversight responsibilities for the care of the trauma patients hospitalized on the trauma service at SFGH, augmenting the continuity of care in the current environment. The fellow serves as the principal surgical liaison for the trauma multidisciplinary service rounds, and participates in the full range of performance improvement activities of the SFGH Trauma Program. In addition to taking trauma and emergency surgery call and participating in the care of the most complex surgical patients, the fellow is expected to engage in new or ongoing programs in clinical research, injury prevention, and trauma systems development.
Trauma Training - Academic Training in Trauma & Burns
The UCSF Department of Surgery's Trauma Training grant (Academic Training in Trauma and Burns, Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA NIH/NIGMS, T32 GM08258-20) is in its 20th year at UCSF. The grant has been approved for a fourth 5-year renewal of support to train developing surgeons and some PhDs at post graduate year 2 or higher for two or three years of scientific training in burns and trauma. The goal is to enhance the number of scientifically trained traumatologists, and thereby increase the effectiveness of the organization of response to injury victims, care of injury victims, and preventive measures.