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Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program
The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery offers ACGME-accredited training in colon and rectal surgery. Applicants must have completed full general surgical training in a recognized training program (ACGME) and be eligible for the qualifying examination of the American Board of Surgery. The Colon-Rectal Surgery Fellowship program is one year in duration, and is based at Sisters of Charity Hospital, supplemented by opportunities to operate at Buffalo General Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. During the year, the fellow is exposed to and expected to become proficient at office practice, outpatient procedures, inpatient anorectal surgery, major colonic surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, robotic colon surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic colon and rectal surgery, and stomal care. Successful completion of this year qualifies the fellow to take the certifying examination offered by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The program accepts one fellow per year, and participates with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Prospective fellows are usually invited for an interview in August or September of the preceding year.

For further information please contact:

Bryan N. Butler, MD, FACS
Program Director, Colon-Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sisters of Charity Hospital
P: 716-857-8880
F: 716-250-5917
Email: bbutler@buffalomedicalgroup.com

Program Administrator:
Jennifer Hark
Sisters of Charity Hospital
P: 716-862-1475
F: 716-862-1212
Email: jhark@chsbuffalo.org


Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program
The training program in Pediatric Surgery at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo was established in 1957. It is one of the original 9 training programs in Pediatric Surgery and has graduated 36 accredited Pediatric Surgery fellows since its inception. Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (Kaleida Health) is an affiliated hospital of the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical Consortium. Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo has for over 100 years, been the regional center for comprehensive, specialized pediatric and women's health services for the Western New York region and beyond.

Women & Children's Hospital admits 28,000 patients annually and sees more than 123,000 outpatients in its emergency room or one of the 45 subspecialty clinics. Women & Children's Hospital is the only freestanding children's hospital in New York State. Over 12,000 operations are performed at Children's yearly. All clinical education of the Pediatric Surgery residents occurs at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). WCHOB is the primary site for the University Consortium residencies in Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Residents in Neurology, Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and General Surgery also rotate at WCHOB.

Women & Children's Hospital is a Level IV perinatology center and is the major referral center for neonatology in Western New York. It is a Level I Trauma Center (Kiwanis Trauma Center). Statewide referrals for ECMO and renal transplantation expand the clinical base available for resident exposure.

For further information, please contact:

Carroll M. Harmon, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

John E. Fisher Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
P: 716-878-7802
F: 716-888-3850
Email: charmon@kaleidahealth.org

Program Coordinator:
Sarah Hoffman
P: 716-878-7435
F: 716-888-3850
Email: shoffman@kaleidahealth.org


Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Residency Program
The Division of Vascular Surgery offers a Fellowship Program in vascular surgery that is approved by the ACGME for 2 years, and a Residency Program approved for 5 years. The vascular component of the training is spent between the Kaleida Health System, the Buffalo VA Medical Center, and the Sisters of Charity Hospital. Each hospital has a fully equipped non-invasive laborator. Hybrid suites are also present at each site. Angiography suites are utilized for pure endovascular procedures, as well as hybrid and regular ORs for complex endovascular and open vascular procedures. There are 7 full-time vascular faculty, with multiple volunteer vascular faculty as well..

Trainees participate in approximately 3-4 hours of didactic conferences per week and are expected to engage in investigative efforts, which result in presentation and publication of at least one, and typically several manuscripts.s.

For specific information regarding the Vascular Fellowship or Residency Programs, Click here

For further information please contact:

Linda M. Harris, MD, FACS
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Residency Programs
Associate Professor of Surgery
Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute
P: 716-859-3714
F: 716-859-3764
Email: lharris@kaleidahealth.org

Program Administrator:
Joanne Cozzo
P: 716-859-3714
F: 716-859-3764
Email: jcozzo@kaleidahealth.org

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