This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in February 2004. The first trainee began in July 2004.
One or two years. The second year is optional and would include an opportunity to obtain a Master’s Degree as an incidental component to the training.
Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
The trainee would need to have completed at least three years of residency in general surgery, and therefore would be a candidate eligible for application to a pediatric surgical training program. It is also possible that such an individual will have already 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 Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati, under the supervision of Dr. Foong-Yen Lim, Director, Dr. Aimen Shaaban, Dr. Jose Peiro, Dr. Beth Rymeski and Dr. William Polzin, Associate Director of this program. 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 fetal surgery which will enhance their opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery fellowship in the future, or if they have already completed training in pediatric general surgery, will enhance their expertise in fetal surgery in anticipation of a sub specialization in this area.
None at this time.