Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

The Division of Pediatric General Surgery offers a 2 year single fellow ACGME accredited fellowship program. The objectives of Stanford's postgraduate training in Pediatric Surgery are to develop Pediatric Surgeons who can, with an increasing level of autonomy, assume complete responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of the problems relegated to their area of special expertise and who can interact appropriately with allied colleagues involved in the care of pediatric patients. Additionally, it is expected that the fellow will develop the sensitivity required to deal not only with pediatric patients, but also with their families. Interwoven with these objectives will be those of an ethical and academic nature that will reflect the conscience of modern Pediatric Surgery and that will help advance the field through innovation, research, and discovery.

Innovations in Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford would like to offer a non ACGME accredited fully funded 1-2 year fellowship.  This program is designed for highly motivated mid- or post-general surgery residency candidates interested in becoming successful, independent basic or clinical investigators, and future leaders in academics. The main objective for the fellowship is to graduate individuals who will advance the field of pediatric surgery. Fellows will develop and conduct high-quality research protocols under the guidance of experienced faculty with advanced degrees in basic science and clinical investigation. Applicants should have completed at least the PGY-3 year with a minimum of 3 years in an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship.  A current curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and one letter of recommendation from the candidate's current program director or chair are required. Prior experience with statistical software (i.e. SAS/SPSS) is preferred. 

Resident Training Opportunities

Stanford Surgery Residents gain experience in pediatric general surgery by rotating through the Pediatric Surgery service during their PGY1 and PGY3 years. Third year residents act as the chief resident of the team, leading the team and working very closely with the fellow for a two month period. 

Medical Student Training Opportunities

Clerkship- Surg 316A (Pediatric Surgery Clerkship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital)

The Pediatric Surgery Clerkship is designed to familiarize medical students with the general scope of pediatric surgery ranging from neonatal surgery for congenital malformations, pediatric emergency and ambulatory surgery, management of the pediatric trauma patient, the identification and management of common pediatric conditions (hernias, hydroceles, pyloric stenosis, appendicitis), pediatric laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, and management of pediatric solid tumors. The student will be expected to assume supervised responsibility for inpatients, to evaluate consultations in the emergency department, and to participate in outpatient clinics, weekly conferences, daily surgeries, and teaching rounds. 

Prerequisites- Pediatrics 300A or Surgery 300A

This selective rotation is available to Stanford Medical Students and to Visiting Medical Students.