St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Program Director: Steven H. Brown, MD
114 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 714-6164 Fax: (860) 714-7793
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: $66,000 (2012-13)
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.