The Department of Surgery offers the following ACGME fellowships:
OHSU's traditionally formatted two-year Thoracic Surgery Fellowship educational program is designed to emphasize the cooperation of cardiothoracic surgeons with other primary and specialty physicians to diagnose and treat lifelong disease states. This multidisciplinary team functions within a health care system toward economic and long-term outcome goals.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
The Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship at OHSU is one year in length and is for applicants who have completed a residency in general surgery. The program is unique due to the breadth of training across three different hospitals/practice models and one-on-one experience with faculty. We aim to graduate a fellow who is competent to treat a wide variety of problems of the colon and rectum and who is prepared for the independent practice of colon and rectal surgery. Individual weekly meetings with the Program Director are designed to ready the fellow to undergo the certification process by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
The program was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in September 2013, with no citations.
Surgical Critical Care
The Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery offers four fellowships in critical care. An optional second year is available.
The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is composed of a one-year training program housed at the only University-based quaternary medical center in Oregon which is also one of the Level I trauma centers in Portland. Fellowship rotations are designed to provide exposure to a broad range of critically injured and critically ill patients.
The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program in the OHSU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited two year program. Our integrated program rotates between two major hospitals, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Legacy Emanuel Randall Children's Hospital. The service provides for progressive responsibility for patient management and a broad and diverse experience in clinical pediatric surgery. Our Pediatric Surgery Fellows perform about 500 cases per year; well over the requirement of 800 total cases.
The one-year Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship is one of only a few hand surgery fellowships in the country that truly integrates both Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity problems. The fellowship has been in existence since 1995, under the auspices of the Division of Plastic Surgery and is accredited by the ACGME.
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
The Goal of the two-year OHSU Vascular & Endovascular Surgical Fellowship is to provide exceptional training for accomplished surgeons in the specialized field of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Our curriculum is designed within a framework of systematic training that provides the essential elements of specialty based knowledge, clinical judgment, technical and operative skills, professional skills and behavior, critical for success in either an academic environment or community practice setting. The objective of the program is to train vascular surgeons who will be able to work independently and to the standard of an attending or consultant surgeon.