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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas | ASCRS

Program Director: 
J. Marcus Downs, MD
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
United States
(214) 345-7924
(214) 345-4322

Number of Residents (per year): 1

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 8

University Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Salary/Year: $64,927.15

Case Mix/Number of Cases: Extensive abdominal colon experience with a lesser exposure to anorectal surgery is provided at Presbyterian with almost the opposite mix of cases at Parkland. The resident will perform approximately 250 colonoscopic examinations, 250 major abdominal operations and 325 anorectal operations.

Strengths of Program: The program provides a mix between the private practices of two busy colon and rectal surgeons and an academic practice at the City County Hospital. The conference schedule at the medical school is extensive.

Clinic and/or Office Experience: An outpatient clinic is held at Parkland one day/week at which the resident gains extensive office experience. Participation in the private offices of all colorectal surgeons is also performed.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: The time spent at Parkland Hospital provides an opportunity to teach and interact with general surgical residents at all levels of training.

Conferences: Weekly colorectal conference (case presentations with radiology and pathology review). Also, grand rounds at the medical school, "Selected Readings", textbook conference, Journal Club, and "Chiefs' Conference." Journal Club and multidisciplinary conferences are held at Presbyterian monthly. Efforts are made to spare the resident from clinical responsibilities during these times.

Anorectal Physiology: Anal manometry and endoscopic ultrasound are performed. Exposure to defecography is provided.

Outside Rotations: Not Available.

Research Year: Not Available.

Requirement for Paper: Submission of an abstract for the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting is required and completion of a scientific paper is highly encouraged.

Opportunity to Attend Meetings: The resident attends two meetings per year, one of the colorectal postgraduate courses, and the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting in the spring. Also, the resident is supported to attend the ASCRS sponsored laparoscopic courses.