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Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida | ASCRS

Program Director: 
David Maron, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Weston, FL 33331
United States
(954) 659-5229
(954) 659-5622

Number of Residents (per year): 5

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 9

Salary/Year: PGY 6=$63,145.83; PGY 7=$65,840.51

Case Mix/Number of Cases: Cases cover the gamut of both routine and complex abdominal and anorectal diseases. Each resident performs approximately 200 to 250 abdominal colon cases (including 50-75 laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures) and 150-250 anorectal cases. Colonoscopic volume ranges between 200 and 300 cases per resident, more than one fourth of which are therapeutic.

Strengths of Program: The size of the program enables daily interaction among the staff, the clinical residents, research residents and fellows, the enterostomal therapists and nurse clinicians. There are 12 one-month rotations, and each rotation is repeated twice during the year. Each resident is assigned to a specific staff member per rotation while at the Weston facility. Each resident will also spend two rotations in Naples in a similar rotation format working with two colorectal surgeons at that site. Other strengths include the strong commitment to didactic education and to the support of publications and presentations by the resident staff. In terms of case mix, the strengths are inflammatory bowel disease, rectal cancer, functional disorders and laparoscopy.

Clinic and/or Office Experience: Each resident spends a minimum of three one-half days in the office each week. This exposes the residents to all facets of the preoperative evaluation and planning as well as postoperative care.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: There are PGY-1 and PGY-3 general surgery residents on the service. There is opportunity to teach both in the clinic and to take junior residents through operative cases.

Conferences: The 16 conferences held each month include colorectal pathology, colorectal radiology, colorectal/gastroenterology journal club, tumor conference, colorectal morbidity and mortality, colorectal physiology patient presentations, research forum, anorectal physiology interpretation, grand rounds, as well as visiting professors four times per year.

Anorectal Physiology: Intensive exposure includes manometry, rectal volume analysis, anal ultrasonography, concentric and single fiber EMG, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency evaluation, cinedefecography, colonic transit study, small bowel transit study, biofeedback and mucosal electrophysiology study. All studies are reviewed by the residents with staff supervision.

Outside Rotations: Can be arranged upon request.

Research Year: Available.

Requirement for Paper: All residents will participate in research and at least one research project.

Opportunity to Attend Meetings: Attendance at the Annual International Colorectal Disease Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale and for any presentations at national meetings.