Fellowship Programs

We offer advanced training opportunities for outstanding graduates of General Surgery programs.

Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, & Trauma Fellowship Programs

The Division of Acute Care Surgery at McGovern Medical School covers all Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery for Memorial Hermann -Texas Medical Center (TMC). Memorial Hermann-TMC is the busiest level 1 trauma center in the US, according to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). It is home of Life Flight aero-medical services and the John S. Dunn Helistop, the busiest heliport in the United States for its size. McGovern Medical School admits well over 5,000 trauma patients annually with the most severely injured cared for in the 25-bed Shock-Trauma ICU (STICU). The team performs over 600 non-orthopedic operations each year (>300 laparotomies and numerous thoracic, extremity, and neck cases). Our busy Emergency General Surgery service cares for a wide referral basis as well as in-house emergencies and our Shock-Trauma ICU cares for >1000 patients a year, with the fellow directing the care of these patients under the mentorship and guidance of the board-certified SCC faculty.

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Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) Fellowship Consortium

The MIST Fellowship Consortium, directed by Drs. Erik Wilson and Melissa Felinski, is composed of four unique surgical fellowship programs and one clinical obesity medicine fellowship program. Fellows from each program will spend the majority of their time with their accepted faculty but all fellows will have the opportunity to rotate through the practices of other groups to obtain their unique operative, clinical and academic experiences. The strength of the UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Consortium is the power it brings through the depth and concentrated knowledge of the faculty, all of whom bring a wealth of advanced, broad-based laparoscopic experience. The consortium has graduated over 150 fellows that practice around the country and the world.

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Plastics & Burns Fellowship Programs

Memorial Hermann – TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Program and is a Level 1 Trauma Center and general care not-for-profit hospital. The curriculum is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery for training programs. Extensive training in general reconstructive plastic surgery with an emphasis on post-traumatic reconstruction, microvascular surgery including replantation and free flap transfer, general burn reconstruction, maxillofacial, cranio-facial surgery and aesthetic surgery are offered to the resident staff. Currently two months of the Plastic Surgery rotation are carried out at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center emphasizing head and neck, breast and trunk oncological reconstruction. Additional experience in aesthetic, congenital and general Plastic Surgery is obtained in a two-month junior resident exchange with the Plastic Surgery Program at the St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2011 mandatory rotations in Oculoplastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Anesthesiology and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery will be incorporated into the curriculum.

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Sexual Medicine Fellowship in Urology

This Clinical Fellowship focuses on developing proficiency in the surgical and medical management of patients with sexual dysfunction. The fellow will be trained on the study and implementation of a) principles of risk factors, epidemiology, anatomy and physiology, b) diagnostic techniques, c) medical approaches to management and d) surgical approaches. In addition, candidates are expected to acquire analytical abilities to critically evaluate peer reviewed research and understand the principles of scientific method, study design and protocol development. More specifically, the fellow will learn how to diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, Peyronie’s disease, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in men, soft glans syndrome, anorgasmia, penile pain, post finasteride syndrome (PFS), androgen deficiency, priapism with on label and off label therapies. The emphasis for this fellowship will be on performing penile prosthesis implantation surgery and be proficient to manage the complex penile implantation cases and to learn penile reconstructive surgeries including surgeries for complex Peyronie’s disease.

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UT Center for Obesity Medicine & Metabolic Performance Fellowship

The Carolyn J. and Robert J. Allison Jr. Family Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism offers one position annually and is designed for individuals who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine.

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