Clinical Rotations

Fellows rotate on the following surgical services at The Mount Sinai Health System, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings:

  • Breast
  • Hepatobiliary/Transplant
  • Advanced GI
  • General surgical oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Pathology

Based on the fellow's interests and the availability of each particular service, fellows may optionally spend time on other services (e.g., head and neck, orthopedic oncology, thoracic oncology).

Clinical Responsibilities

While on their core clinical rotations, the fellow will supervise the house staff and teach the house staff and students accordingly. The core service is split between the fellow and the chief surgical resident. If a chief resident is the senior on the service, the fellow will follow the patients that he or she assists in the operating room, and the chief will follow those patients he or she operated on. Junior house staff will follow all patients.

The fellow will serve as a resource for the house staff and students with regard to managing patients on their service. The fellow will accompany the attending on call for daily work rounds and provide coverage for the senior resident on weekends and post-call days.

Clinical Research

Each fellow will perform four months of clinical and/or basic science research. If performing basic science research, then a formal lab mentor will be assigned, and the fellow will choose a project that can be completed within a six-month period. The program director or division chief must approve the lab, mentor and project.

Each fellow will design and write a prospective trial suitable for Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and approval.

Clinical research projects can take the form of database review, clinical outcomes research and/or retrospective reviews. This clinical research is expected to yield a number of presentations at national meetings, as well as prepared manuscripts.

Lectures and Conferences

Multidisciplinary conferences focused on specific cancer types are an integral part of cancer care at Mount Sinai. Surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists and other physicians meet weekly to discuss complex and instructive cases. By involving experts from all the medical disciplines involved in cancer treatment, these conferences facilitate the planning of well-coordinated, comprehensive patient care.

Conference Schedule

  • Hepatobiliary clinical/pathological conference: Fridays 8:30 A.M.
  • Breast cancer multidisciplinary conference: Thursdays 5:30 P.M.
  • GI oncology multidisciplinary conference: Tuesdays 7:00 A.M.
  • Institutional Tumor Board: Fridays 7:30 A.M.
  • Surgical Morbidity & Mortality (M&M): Wednesdays 7:00 A.M.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds: Wednesdays 7:45 A.M.

Other Responsibilities

Each fellow will perform Grand Rounds on a topic of his or her choice once per year.

The fellow will prepare the cases for the multidisciplinary GI oncology conference co-run by the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Division of Gastroenterology.

Each fellow will help coordinate and organize weekly pre-operative conference.

The fellow will attend office hours at least once a week.


Contact Us

Daniel Labow, MD
Program Director
Tel: 212-241-5871
Fax: 212-987-9310
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Munira Kassam
Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-5972
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The Mount Sinai Health System
Fellowship Training Program in Surgical Oncology
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1259
New York, NY 10029