Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Dr. SawayaAs the program director, I'd like to welcome you to UMMC's pediatric surgery fellowship and thank you for your interest in our program. We are an ACGME-accredited two-year program that is designed to develop proficiency in the care of infants, children and adolescents with surgical problems.

This program is designed to provide an educational program which results in a trainee acquiring the knowledge and skills to become an independent practitioner of Pediatric Surgery. Whether your goal is to be in private practice or a faculty appointment in an academic medical center, our program will give you a broad-based training experience. To practice successfully in any setting, fellows must be proficient in not only the core elements of pediatric surgery, but also have a wide-ranging repertoire of knowledge and skill in the basics of all of the major pediatric specialties. The rotations which constitute this fellowship are designed to train such a pediatric surgeon, and to provide the breadth and depth of experience sufficient to prepare the fellow to use new technology.

In order to achieve this goal, a series of clinical rotations will provide the necessary experience for appropriate training. Each rotation has a set of defined goals and objectives. When taken together, all of the rotations provide the clinical experience necessary for the overall goal of training pediatric surgeons. While necessary, it must be realized that these rotations as described here are not sufficient to achieve the overall goal; a robust program of didactic learning is also required to develop the knowledge base needed by a pediatric surgeon. This program is administered through a conference and teaching schedule.

Feel free to browse our website or to contact us should you need any further information.

David Sawaya, MD
Program Director
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

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Program faculty

  • Barry Berch, MD
  • Christopher Blewett, MD
  • David Sawaya, MD

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