The Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center Division of Colon and Rectal
Surgery currently offers a one-year ABCRS-certified fellowship for one graduating
general surgery chief resident per year. Applications to the Colon Rectal Fellowship
are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and
all appointments to these programs are made through the National Resident Match
Program (the "match").
About the Fellowship
There is one available position per year. There are currently four American Board
of Colon and Rectal Surgery certified faculty members involved in the fellowship
encompassing all areas of colon and rectal disease.
The program and hospital is a major teaching affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine
at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
The case mix is currently 60% abdominal and 40% anorectal procedures. A high volume
of minimally invasive surgery is performed and graduating fellows get a good exposure
to both open and laparoscopic surgery. Graduates perform around 300 ambulatory-based
endoscopic procedures as well as diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopic and flexible
endoscopic examinations annually on the service.
Strengths of Program
The program provides an excellent balance representative of the entire field of
colon and rectal surgery. There is a high volume of laparoscopic surgery offered
as the fellow gets experience in the full gamut of benign and malignant conditions
including an excellent exposure to functional disorders such as constipation, pelvic
outlet disorders, incontinence and prolapse. The program also provides expertise
in office management and surgical treatment of a wide variety of acute anorectal
disease, ambulatory office-based anorectal procedures and exposure to a state of
the art anorectal physiology lab.
Teaching and Conferences
PGY-1 through 5 general surgical residents rotate on the service at all times. Designated
specialty weekly Colon and Rectal conference with radiology and pathology is held
with the general surgery house staff and faculty. Monthly journal club with faculty
members are also held. Residents are expected to critically analyze and critique
the most current literature and present these findings during conferences.
An active lab performs anorectal manometry, trans-rectal sonography, cinedefecography,
colonic transit studies, electromyography and pudendal nerve terminal motor latency
studies and sees approximately 250 patients per year.
Outside Rotations and Research
There is a three week rotation at the Cleveland Clinic Florida included for additional
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience. A research year is currently unavailable,
but internal funding is available for original work.
A research project with presentation at the annual ASCRS meeting is expected of
Those applicants selected for interviews will be notified by the Fellowship Selection
Committee, and further instructions will be included in that notification. Due to
volume, denial letters are not sent to those not selected.
All correspondence should be mailed to:
Colon & Rectal Fellowship Coordinator
Administrative Assistant, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery – Muhlenberg 2
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 523-2718
Fax: (212) 523-5344
FREIDA and NRMP Information
FREIDA ID: 060-35-21-034
NRMP ID: 2070060F0
Program Requirements and Regulations
All applicants must have completed an accredited general surgical training program
before entering into the fellowship. Documentation must be attained by diploma of
the resident prior to starting the fellowship. No moonlighting is allowed during
the fellowship year.
Benefits, Housing, and After You Are Accepted!
Benefits are provided as per the house staff agreement via the Committee of Interns
and Residents. The Graduate Medical Education office at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
Hospital Center website http://www.wehealny.org/professionals/slr_gme/Incoming_Residents_Fellows.html
allows you to view all the benefits, policies, rules and regulations, and housing
opportunities available to surgical house staff. It also contains links to the necessary
application forms for housing and employment.