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Mount Carmel Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Mount Carmel Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship | ASCRS

Program Director: 
Karamijt K. Singh Khanduja, MD
Mount Carmel Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship
5969 East Broad Street
MOB 4, Suite 113
Columbus, OH 43213
United States
(614) 234-7505
(614) 234-7609

Number of Residents (per year): 1

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 6

Salary/Year: $66,173

Case Mix/Number of Cases: Mount Carmel Colon and Rectal Surgery fellows obtain a very well-rounded education and training through a high volume of diverse cases and have each completed a minimum of 160 abdominal cases, 150 anorectal cases and 278 endoscopies.

Strength of Program: Mount Carmel's Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program is directed by Mount Carmel surgeon Dr. Karamjit Koko S. Khanduja and five other highly experienced and busy faculty members all of whom have been involved in the formal education of colorectal fellows for many years. Our residents also have the support of a dedicated colorectal nurse practitioner, cancer and genetic navigators and an enterostomal therapist in their training.

This ACGME fully-accredited program seeks highly motivated applicants who are hard-working and have an interest in research. This one-year fellowship chooses one resident yearly to train at Columbus, Ohio's, Mount Carmel Health System. The main training site is at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

Mount Carmel East not only has a busy colorectal practice with a rich diversity of colorectal cases, but it's also home to state-of-the-art GI lab with a physiology lab, minimally invasive surgery suites and Columbus' busiest adult emergency department. The hospital has offered transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) since 1990 and remains at the technological forefront of laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery.

Residents will spend time across the street from Mount Carmel East at the Taylor Station Outpatient Surgery Center completing many of their outpatient procedures. Four weeks will also be spent at Mount Carmel West, which is home to Mount Carmel's six other residency programs, a large health sciences library and the Mount Carmel Center for Innovative Learning, which houses the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center recreates dynamic, real-life medical situations to allow our residents to perfect patient care and improve outcomes.

Clinic and/or Office Experience: Rotations are divided into 13 four-week periods. Ten are spent at Mount Carmel East, and one four-week rotation is spent at Taylor Station Surgery Center and Mount Carmel West. Office experience is obtained at the offices of the faculty located on the campus of Mount Carmel East and the west hospital. The goal of the program is to have the colorectal fellows go into clinical practice ready to provide all aspects of colorectal care as an experienced, well-rounded clinician capable of independent and unsupervised practice.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: During the four-week rotation at Mount Carmel West, our fellows work closely with Mount Carmel's General Surgery residents.

Conferences: Mount Carmel holds a weekly educational conference/forum for staff and physicians interested in the care of patients with colorectal concerns. The Colorectal Lecture Series discusses evidence-based patient centered management for both benign and malignant conditions of the colon and rectum and provides interdisciplinary perspectives. Types of conferences include:           

  • Multidisciplinary colorectal oncology conference
  • M & M
  • Colorectal faculty staff presentations
  • Resident presentations with a faculty mentor
  • Journal clubs
  • Dedicated monthly research conference

Anorectal Physiology: Our fellows have the following studies available to them: anorectal manometry, endorectal ultrasound, defocography, MRI and PET-CT. They obtain great experience in the treatment of functional disorders such as fecal incontinence and obstructed defecation.

Research Year: No

Requirement for Scholarly activity: Our fellows are expected to present at the annual meetings of The Columbus Surgical Society, Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Mount Carmel Research Day. A paper has to be written and completed for publication in a peer-review journal, such as the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. Contribution to text book chapters will be sought by the colorectal faculty. The fellow is required to have a quality and safety project. 

Applications: Mount Carmel Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program begins accept applications through ERAS from 07/10/2017 to 8/15/2017.