Affiliated Institutions
Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital

The Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship is a one year non-ACGME clinical and research fellowship designed to provide additional training for surgeons in the field of minimally invasive colorectal surgery. The fellowship is approximately 60 percent clinical and 40 percent research.
Clinical responsibilities will include covering operative cases at the three affiliated institutions and one clinic day per week. Research responsibilities will include involvement in projects in the Robotic Lab as well as involvement in ongoing prospective and retrospective studies.
Submission of an abstract or abstracts for presentation at a national meeting is required. The robotic lab is a unique facility which contains a da Vinci Robotic system which can be used in conjunction with the animal laboratory facilities. There is also a minimally invasive skills lab, which is available for training and research purposes.