Pediatric Surgery Fellowship | Department of Surgery

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OHSU
745 SW Gaines
Mailcode: CDW7
Portland, Oregon 97239

Phone: 503 494-8871

Fax: 503 494-6467

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About the fellowship

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.

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.

Fellow is 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 2019-2020 range was $74,400 (R7) to $79,000 (R8).

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Program director

Sanjay Krishnaswami, M.D.

Sanjay Krishnaswami, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Training Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program. Dr. Krishnaswami served as educational director of the pediatric surgery residency at OHSU from 2006 - 2011 and became Program Director in 2012. He has served on the Continuing Medical Education Committee for the School of Medicine, has mentored numerous residents and fellows and, in 2012, received the Faculty Teaching Award from the OHSU Student Council.