Fellowships—A Uniquely Rewarding Experience

Why are fellows from across the country and around the world attracted to our program? Because we offer one-on-one interaction between faculty and the fellow, and we combine this approach with an extensive mix of procedures, patients and research.

Scope of Procedures
Our Section of Colorectal Surgery treats all varieties of colon and rectal disease, including:

  • Complex tertiary care cases involving reoperative surgery for both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer,
  • Surgery for fecal incontinence and anorectal disease, and
  • A wide range of endoscopic and anorectal physiology procedures.

Referral Base
Our referral base encompasses most of the State of Kentucky, as well as Southern Indiana. We are affiliated with five teaching hospitals: the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Hospital, Kosair Children's Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Veterans Administration Medical Center. With the exception of the VAMC, all of the hospitals are located within a three-block radius in the heart of downtown Louisville.

Department of Surgery
Rated one of the best in the nation, the University of Louisville’s Department of Surgery has a long tradition of excellence. It built on that reputation in 1990 with the appointment of the first colon and rectal surgeon. We have since welcomed two more colon and rectal surgeons and are expanding to recruit a fourth.

Given our size and the depth and breadth of our experience, fellows become key members of our surgical and research teams. Moreover, they receive the individualized training they need to successfully launch their careers.

We invite you to take advantage of our unique training opportunities by applying to our program. In the meantime, you might want to check out our peer-reviewed publications, for an overview of our most recent clinical and basic research projects. For links to professional organizations and the National Residency Matching Program, click here.

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