The Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital offers a two-year fellowship position to one highly qualified physician each academic year. As a fellow in this Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program, you will develop the technical and cognitive skills necessary for the multidisciplinary management of patients with cancer. You will gain in-depth exposure to the surgical component of oncological care, as well as the opportunity to participate in clinical research within a clinically busy and academically rigorous unit.
The Division of Surgical Oncology has particular clinical and academic focuses in the treatment of hepatopancreatobiliary, gastroesophageal, peritoneal surface, and endocrine malignancies and regional therapies (HIPEC and hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy).
Our fellows graduate with competency in these areas:
- Evaluation, surgical management, and follow-up of patients with a wide range of malignancies within the context of a multidisciplinary cancer team
- Experience with a wide range of complex surgical procedures (both minimally-invasive and open), as well as other core surgical oncology procedures (e.g., sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma, ablation of hepatic tumors, wide excision of cutaneous malignancy)
- Performance of clinical research in surgical oncology, with proven understanding of study design, methods of data analysis, and presentation of results
Surgical Simulation Center
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a Surgical Simulation Center, equipped with Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Simulators, Inanimate Models, Web-Based Learning Modules, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic (FLS) Training Boxes, and a Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) GI Mentor.
Mount Sinai Robotic Surgery Training Center
The da Vinci surgical system is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option for complex general surgical oncology procedures. Fellows have access to the da Vinci Robot Simulator and are expected to complete our robotics curriculum and achieve certification of da Vinci training during their fellowship.