The Advanced GI Surgery Fellowship at the University of Missouri is a clinical fellowship with ample opportunities for clinical and basic science research. The focus of the fellowship is in the diagnosis and surgical care of complex gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, bariatric, thoracic, and advanced general surgical procedures. This program accepts one fellow per year.

The fellow is expected to assume the role of the operative surgeon with the attending being the assistant. The faculty is comprised of internationally recognized academic surgeons with expertise in open, laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgical techniques. The fellow is appointed as an Instructor within the Department of Surgery and receives clinical privileges. Clinical responsibilities include all aspects of care for advanced GI and thoracic surgical patients, from the initial clinic visit to post-operative care. Our multidisciplinary clinics and conferences are an integral part of the management of these patients. These conferences allow for seamless interactions between the departments and create a collaborative spirit which is beneficial for the patients and physicians. The fellow will assume an active role in the clinics and conferences. The fellow will also have the opportunity to take part in numerous clinical trials/basic science research and will be expected to participate in the presenting and publishing of these results. Teaching responsibilities include supervision to mid and upper level residents and instruction to all levels of residents and medical students

Clinical Outpatient Experience

The fellow will participate in the multidisciplinary clinics and conferences which are an integral part of the management of patients with complex surgical pathologies. The fellow will assume a leading role in the initial consultation, workup, diagnosis, surgical management, and postoperative care of these patients. This process allow for seamless interactions between the departments and creates a collaborative spirit which is beneficial for the patients and physicians.

Research/Scholarship Resources

The fellow will have the opportunity to take part in numerous clinical trials/basic science research and will be expected to participate in the presenting and publishing of these results. Teaching responsibilities include supervision to mid and upper level residents and instruction to all levels of residents and students.

Prerequisites

Medical School Requirements

  • We accept graduates of U.S. or Canadian Medical Schools and Foreign Medical Schools
  • We accept graduates of Foreign Medical Schools only if ECFMG Certified
  • We accept graduates of Foreign Medical Schools only if listed in the FAIMER Directory (https://imed.faimer.org/)

Examinations and Certifications

  • Applicants must have passed the USMLE/COMLEX Step 1, 2, & 3 exams
  • Applicants must have passed the USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 & 2 exams or the Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Exam (MCCEE)
  • Applicants who hold a General Surgery specialty certificate from a Board or College outside of U.S. or Canada at the beginning of the fellowship

Licensure Requirements

  • State of Missouri medical license is required.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Fellowship Council.

Current Fellows

  • Helen Klemine, MD 2020-2021

Fellow Alumni

  • Richard Oppeltz, MD 2019-2020
  • Christine Henderson, MD 2018-2019
  • Priya Sharma, MD 2017-2018