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The State Island University Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program. It is designed to offer an opportunity to gain both technical skills and knowledge in advanced laparoscopic surgery. This occurs through direct clinical activity, education, and involvement in scholarly research activity. The fellow is involved in the work-up and management of patients requiring gastrointestinal, endocrine, colorectal and obesity surgery.

The fellow is involved in general surgery resident training. This includes involvement in the MIS skill training labs as well as developing presentations for resident education. Clinical research is also an integral part of the program. The fellowship does include some exposure to basic flexible endoscopy. Current time distribution is: 70 percent clinical work, 20 percent educational activities, and 10 percent research.

We offer exceptional inpatient and outpatient surgical care for adults and children for both emergency and elective procedures.

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Application process

Staten Island University Hospital currently offers one fellowship position each year matched through the Fellowship Council. All interviews will be extended through this process.

For more information, contact:

Karen E. Gibbs, MD, FACS
Division of Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 226-1300

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Program director

Karen E. Gibbs, MD

Director of Service - Director of Laparoscopic Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Director of Service - Director-Bariatric & Min.Invasive Surg of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Program Director - Program Director, General Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Surgery