Non-ACGME Fellowships

Fellows in trainingThe Department of Surgery offers the following non-ACGME fellowship programs:

Advanced GI/MIS

The Advanced GI/MIS Fellowship program has been active at Oregon Health & Science University since 1998 as a fellowship in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and has graduated more than 20 fellows, half of whom are currently in academic practice. Our fellowship experience currently focuses on advanced GI/MIS and open surgery for complex problems in UGI and HPB surgery. Application to the fellowship is available to any candidate who has completed an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program. Candidates completing a general surgical residency must be eligible to take the Qualifying Exam of the American Board of Surgery, and provide letters of recommendation regarding their performance and good standing in their residency program. Applications to the fellowship program are only accepted through The Fellowship Council website.

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Endocrine Surgery Research

The OHSU fellowship program in endocrine surgery research was established in 2012 as the first dedicated fellowship of this kind at OHSU and in the Pacific Northwest. It remains one of only three endocrine research fellowship programs in the country affiliated with the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES). It carries onward a rich tradition of endocrine surgical expertise and research at OHSU with historical roots particularly in carcinoid and neuroendocrine diseases. At present, the fellowship program has faculty with national and international reputation in all areas of endocrine surgery – thyroid and parathyroid disease, adrenal, carcinoid and neuroendocrine, hereditary cancer syndromes and clinician-performed ultrasound. ORION© is a comprehensive registry with clinical and research database functions, invented within OHSU's Division of Surgical Oncology, that serves as the informational hub of the research endeavor.

The goal of this AAES participating research fellowship is to enable surgeons interested in endocrine surgery, and particularly in thyroid and parathyroid diseases, to gain experience in basic laboratory/translational research, clinical studies and clinical trials, database design and construction, and clinical decision-making in endocrine surgery.  It provides tools for development of both academic and clinical practices of future endocrine surgeons.  

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Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB)

The OHSU hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) fellowship program is designed to draw from the multidisciplinary strengths of faculty members in abdominal organ transplant/hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, surgical oncology, and general surgery. The fellowship is aimed to complete the specialty training of well-trained general surgeons. The program will be two years in duration with one year focusing on clinical, basic and translational research, organ procurement and liver transplantation, the other year would focus on hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery. Graduates will be expected to finish the program with substantial technical expertise in liver resection, complex biliary reconstruction, pancreas resection, liver transplantation, organ procurement, and minimally invasive liver and pancreatic surgery and techniques of liver tumor ablation. Ultimately the program is designed to produce superb technical surgeons with a thorough understanding of the clinical and translational aspects of HPB disease and who will be poised to provide leadership and mentoring in the advancement of HPB surgery in coming years in and outside the United States. For more information, visit our listing on the Fellowship Council website.

Learn more about the Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) fellowship program