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Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates

Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates | ASCRS

Program Director: 
Wayne Ambroze, MD, FASC, FASCRS
Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates
5445 Meridian Mark
Suite 180
Atlanta, GA 30342
United States
(770) 277-4277
(404) 252-5745

Number of Residents (per year): 2

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 5

Salary/Year: $64,000

Expenses: $4,200 - covers annual conference attendance, reimbursement for GA license fees and DEA fees as applicable, other potential conference/training attendance as determined by the Program Director.

Case mix / number of cases: Abdominal Procedures: 460; Anorectal Procedures: 500; Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor: 1,822; Total: 2,782 (2017-2018 Fellow numbers).

Strengths of program: This is a well-balanced program providing exposure to a large surgical and office based case load. The sponsoring institution, Northside Hospital is more than just a community hospital. It’s an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve. Northside has nearly 1.7 million patient encounters annually. Fellows will rotate through four other participating sights throughout the program. Fellows rotate with each faculty member which exposes them to a variety of practice styles and operative techniques.

Clinic or office experience: New Patients: 600+/Year; Follow -up Patients: 1200+/Year


  1. Journal Club and M&M Conference meets monthly. This conference includes a critical review of journal articles regarding the latest research presented by fellows and other surgeons, morbidity and mortality reviews and interesting case presentation, CARSEP® review with scholarly discussion between fellows and faculty.
  2. Pathology and Radiology Conferences meet monthly. Fellows present cases to a multidisciplinary team including surgeons, oncologist, pathologists, radiologists, GI physicians and genetic specialists regarding planning, providing and evaluating the care of patients with malignancies of the colon and rectum in accordance with national guidelines (NCCN). The team reviews and discusses imaging for diagnosis, staging and follow-up treatment according to evidence-based management of colorectal oncology patients, including discussion of barriers to implementation and strategies for overcoming barriers.
  3. Weekly Colorectal Lecture Sessions-Fellows meet weekly to review assigned reading topics with faculty in a classroom setting.
  4. Surgical Rounds-Fellows make surgical rounds on post-operative patients with faculty discussing treatments, next steps and follow-up care.
  5. Participate in Hospital Wide Patient Safety Initiatives as members of assigned teams/meetings.
  6. Other conference and educational sessions include Robotics Training, Ethics conferences, Medicine Grand Rounds, Mock Oral Exams, RCA Training and surgery educational offerings as applicable.

Interaction with general surgery residents: None. There is no competition for cases.

Research year: No.

Requirement for paper: Mandatory. Each fellow is expected to write a scientific paper suitable for presentation and/or publication.

Opportunity to attend meetings: Mandatory attendance at ASCRS Annual Meeting which will be supported by the program. Potentially additional conferences as author/co-author or panel member as indicated.