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Ohio Health Grant Medical Center

Ohio Health Grant Medical Center | ASCRS

Program Director: 
Bruce Kerner, MD
Ohio Health Grant Medical Center
285 East State Street
Suite 670
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
(614) 566-9699
(614) 566-8073

Number of Residents (per year): 2 

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 7 

Salary/Year: $62,920

Case Mix/Number of Cases: This Ohio Health program is based at Grant Medical Center. The Colorectal Service is very active with 7 Board certified faculty who provide training in all facets of colorectal surgery, including all types of abdominal surgery, anorectal surgery, colonoscopies with about one-half of which are with polypectomy. Fellows also have the opportunity of performing endorectal ultrasound, laser surgery, transrectal endoscopic, sacral nerve stimulator, microsurgery, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. 

Strengths of Program: Our Fellowship Training Program in Colorectal Surgery was established in 1975. As of 2018, 74 fellows have successfully completed the program. The Colorectal Program at Grant Medical Center provides a well-rounded experience in all aspects of this specialty with particular emphasis on the practical, day-to-day side of the colorectal office practice. Fellows are given the opportunity to work in several different settings with an opportunity for outside rotations at The Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson allowing the fellows an opportunity to achieve their own personal goals. 

Clinic and/or Office Experience: Fellows spend two or more half-day sessions per week seeing patients in the office with the attending on their service. They participate in decision making and office procedures, including flexible sigmoidoscopy. In addition, fellows staff a charity Colorectal Clinic held three times a month. 

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: The general surgery residents at Grant rotate from Doctors Hospital Residency Program in Columbus as well as Grandview Hospital in Dayton. In addition, Grant Medical Center has an active Level I Trauma program, with Fellowships in Orthopedic Trauma. 

Conferences: Weekly conferences include formal topics from the curriculum presented by fellows, attending staff or invited speakers. Tumor Board are held weekly and the colorectal fellows attend weekly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences in conjunction with the general surgery residents and medical students. 

Fellows also participate in monthly pathology conferences. 

Anorectal Physiology:  Fellows have active participation in manometry, rectal ultrasound and biofeedback. 

Research Year: Not Available. 

Requirement for Paper: The fellows can choose or be assigned a topic and develop their own plan and design. A research nurse is available as well as the attending surgeons for the purpose of completing the project. Completion of the paper will be through a podium presentation, poster or submission for publication in a peer reviewed journal. 

Opportunity to Attend Meetings: Fellows have the opportunity to attend the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting or any meeting associated with colon and rectal disorders, as well as local and regional meetings which include the Columbus Surgical Society and Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. 

Applications: The program starts accepting applications in July through ERAS, and the deadline for applications is August 31.