This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in February 2004. The first trainee began in July 2004.
Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
The trainee must have completed at least three years of residency in general surgery and therefore would be eligible for application to a pediatric surgical training program. It is also possible that such an individual will have completed general surgery or a general pediatric surgery residency and now desires specialty training in fetal surgery.
Goals and Objectives
We have established a fetal surgery training program in which individuals participate in the broad clinical and academic experience now available in fetal surgery with the creation of the Cincinnati Fetal Center, under the supervision of surgical director Foong-Yen Lim, MD and maternal-fetal medicine co-directors William Polzin, MD and James Van Hook, MD. This position could be filled by a general surgery-trained individual who comes for a one-year fetal surgery experience and would serve as the fetal surgery fellow, or by a trained pediatric surgeon who desires additional fetal surgery experience.
The goal of this position is to enable the trainee to gain expertise in fetology which will enhance opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery fellowship, or if he or she has completed training in pediatric general surgery, will enhance expertise in fetology in anticipation of a subspecialization in this area.
None at this time.