The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery offers one single-year fellowship to a highly qualified individual each academic year. Now in its eighth year, the program provides fellows with well-rounded training in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery.
The fellowship is based at The Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,171-bed tertiary care center in the heart of Manhattan. Staffed by 1,800 physicians, the hospital serves as the primary academic facility for Icahn School of Medicine, internationally recognized for world-class teaching and research.
Mount Sinai maintains one of the most active centers for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the Northeast. High surgical volume exposes fellows to a wide range of cases and procedures, working with experienced surgeons who take an active interest in their education. Participants perform a variety of procedures using different techniques—from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive approaches.
All of our graduate fellows have advanced to prestigious appointments and private practices across the country.
- Randolph Steinhagen, MD, Chief
- Adrian Greenstein, MD
- Tomas Heimann, MD
- Sanghyun Kim, MD
- Alex Ky, MD
Fellows spend the entire year working with full-time colon and rectal surgeons at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The large case volume provides exposure to the full spectrum of colon and rectal disorders, and they perform a wide range of procedures.
Each week, fellows spend one day at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Hospital, where they perform colonoscopy. In addition, they spend one day each month at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and perform pelvic floor physiology.
Fellows participate in several clinical research projects during the year and are expected to present their results at a national meeting. Program participants also have numerous opportunities to write review articles and book chapters. Fellows present in General Surgery Grand Rounds and play an active role in the education of Mount Sinai residents and medical students.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following items through ERAS no later than September 1 of the year prior to the fellowship's July 1 start date:
- Three letters of recommendation (one from the applicant's residency program director)
- ABSITE Scores
- Personal Statement
- Qualified applicants are invited for interviews in September and October
Randolph Steinhagen, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Training Program in Colon and Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029