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The University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Chattanooga | ASCRS

Program Director: 
J. Daniel Stanley, MD, FACS
The University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Chattanooga
979 East 3rd Street
Suite 401
Chattanooga, TN 37403
United States
(423) 778-7695
(423) 778-2950

Number of Residents (per year): 

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 

Salary/Year: July 1, 2018, PGY 6 stipend will be no less than the current annual stipend of $62,880 (including on offset for disability and life insurance premiums). 

Case Mix/Number of Cases: Approximately 457 anorectal, 143 sigmoidoscopy, 332 fiberoptic endoscopies and 345 abdominal (open & laparoscopic). 

Strengths of Program: Well-balanced experience with anorectal surgery, minimally invasive techniques, pelvic floor center, surgical skill/simulation lab in a hybrid academic/private practice setting. Our colon and rectal program provides superb training with a board range of clinical experience and abundant research opportunities under the direct supervision of a multidisciplinary colon and rectal faculty. 

Clinic and/or Office Experience: Approximately 4,000 patients visit per year, with approximately 1,000 new patients. The resident will participate in preoperative patient evaluations, operative procedures and postoperative care.  

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: The colon and rectal surgery fellow is expected to participate in the supervision and training of general surgical residents and medical students at various levels.  

Conferences: There are mandatory didactic weekly/biweekly multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, weekly grand rounds, weekly/monthly colorectal conferences and journal club meetings. Weekly institutional basic science and morbidity and mortality correlation conferences also provide additional instruction.  


Anorectal Physiology: The resident will attend pelvic floor clinic.  


Outside Rotations: Not Available.  


Research Year: Dedicated research year is not required; however, the fellow is expected to be involved in a project that can be submitted for presentation to a regional or national meeting. Internal funding is available for original work.  


Requirement for Paper: The resident is expected to contribute to a scientific paper suitable for presentation or publication. 


Opportunity to Attend Meetings: Each trainee is given the opportunity to attend the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting and at least one additional meeting. Suggestions: American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical Congress Meetings, University of Minnesota, International Colorectal Disease Symposium. Funding for other meetings is available if the resident is on the program.