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St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Program Director: Steven H. Brown, MD
114 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 714-4694 Fax: (860) 714-8096

Email: ayarbrou@stfranciscare.org  

Number of Residents (per year): 1; All applications via ERAS.

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 6

University Affiliation: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Salary/Year: $68,600 (2014-15)

Case mix / number of cases: Approximately (done by fellow): 200+ colonoscopic procedures; 200+ abdominal surgical procedures (including IPAA), 120+ laparoscopic procedures; 120+ anorectal cases; and robotic colorectal exposure.

Strengths of program: There is strong and varied operative experience, colon cancer, IBD, laproscopic colon surgery with active office experience, transrectal ultrasound, anal anorectal physiology.

Clinic or office experience: Includes active resident run clinic and office experience daily with faculty.

Interaction with general surgery residents: General surgery junior residents rotate on the colon and rectal service continually along with private PA.

Conferences: Include journal club, surgery M&M, colorectal M&M, didactic lecture series, fellow conference, research conference and tumor board.

Anorectal physiology availability: There is an active clinical anorectal physiology lab held with the faculty. Additional experience with Endo-rectal ultrasound occurs in conjunction with the lab.

Outside rotations: None are offered.

Research year: None available.

Requirement for paper: A scientific paper is required for completion of the program.

Opportunity to attend meetings: The resident attends the annual ASCRS meeting and regional society meetings at the Program's expense.