About the fellowship
The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program within the OHSU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited 2-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.
We accept applications through the AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning December 1st. All applications must be submitted by January 15th. We extend interviews to approximately 24 fellowship applicants after an extensive screening process. Full-day interviews typically occur in February and March with our Pediatric Surgery Faculty. We also have a get-together for the applicants the night before the interview.
We are a small program with one fellow at each institution. This essentially makes each fellow a chief at their own institution. Doernbecher Children's Hospital is an academic practice while clinics at Randall Children's Hospital operate more as a private practice.
Fellows are required to attend clinic according to faculty schedules and will assume primary responsibility for diagnostic work-up and treatment plans.
The Pediatric Surgery fellow will be part of the surgical team and thus will interact with general surgery residents and medical students. The fellow will be expected to participate in teaching opportunities of the daily care of surgical patients.
Weekly educational conferences include M&M, subspecialty speakers, textbook conference, radiology-pathology conference, trauma conference and bedside rounds.
There are no outside rotations, research year, or requirement for a paper in this fellowship.
The salary is dependent upon PGY level; the 2022-2023 range was $82,042 (R7) to $84,154 (R8).
Dr. Mubeen Jafri is Associate Professor and Head the Division of Pediatric Surgery and director of the ACGME-accredited pediatric surgery fellowship program. He has special research expertise in biliary atresia, the most common cause of liver failure requiring transplant in children. His care of these special children — who usually require surgery in the first few months of their lives — has given him an understanding of the role of pediatric surgery in the care of the most fragile patients.
Dr. Jafri earned his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery. He completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery research and a fellowship in pediatric surgery, both at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.