Graduate Medical Education

Education has been an integral component of Cleveland Clinic’s mission since its inception in 1921. As part of that overall commitment to education, we recognize the importance and value of graduate medical education programs, which help to train the physicians who will serve future generations through the provision of the highest quality medical care.

 

Cleveland Clinic Florida Residency Training Programs and Fellowships

For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida Residency Training Programs and Fellowships, call 954.659.6211 or contact the appropriate coordinator, listed below.

Please also visit our website: my.clevelandclinic.org/florida/education

Colorectal/MIS
This program has been designed to allow flexibility for 4 trainees to participate in this Fellowship Council accredited training program. The surgical experience includes the treatment of both benign and malignant entities and includes treatment by open and laparoscopic approaches as well as flexible endoscopy and anorectal surgery and anorectal physiology. Fellows who complete this program are not eligible to apply for the qualifying examination administered by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery but may also pursue the program at CCF leading to eligibility prior to or after completing the Fellowship program.
Duration: 1 year
Quota: 4
Program Director: Steven D. Wexner, MD
Associate Program Director: David Maron, MD
Program Coordinator: Debbie Holton
Email: vanalld@ccf.org

 

Colorectal Surgery
Purpose: Following completion of a general surgery residency in the US or Canada, an additional year of training devoted to colon and rectal surgery in an ACGME accredited program is available. Residents are exposed to anorectal and abdominal surgery, endoscopy and office patients. Surgical procedures include laparoscopy, robotics, transanal endoscopic microsurgery as well as all other basic and complex procedures required for board certification. Residents are also involved clinical research and participation in numerous conferences. An additional research year or a year of advanced colon and rectal surgery is also available.
Duration: 1 year
Quota: 5 ACGME
Program Director: Eric G. Weiss, MD, FACS
Program Coordinator: Marisol Quintana
Email: quintam@ccf.org

 

Gastroenterology
Purpose: To provide the necessary skills to assess and manage outpatients and acutely ill patients presenting with a wide range of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. Rotations are established in outpatient and inpatient gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology, surgery, research, and GI diagnostic laboratory to foster the career development of every trainee, providing the tools that he/ she will require in an academic or clinical setting.
Duration: 3 years
Quota: 2 ACGME
Program Director: Fernando Castro-Pavia, MD
Program Coordinator: Gloria Hernandez
Email: hernang1@ccf.org

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Purpose:Training in advanced and standard laparoscopic procedures as well as flexible endoscopy. Fellows will perform laparoscopic surgery for appendectomy, cholecystectomy, common bile duct explorations, Solid Organ, inguinal and incisional hernias, antireflux surgery, achalasia, paraesophageal hernias, gastric stimulators for gastroparesis, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. Open and laparoscopic revisions of failed bariatric and gastroesophageal junction surgery are conducted on a monthly basis. Over 450 bariatric cases are performed annually, making Fellows eligible for The Centers of Excellence application process and over 400 flexible endoscopic procedures are conducted such as balloon dilations and treatment of upper GI bleeding.
Duration: 1 year
Quota: 4
Program Director: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS
Program Coordinator: Jane Rentas
Email: rentasj@ccf.org

For more information on our education programs, please visit: www.clevelandclinic.org/ddieducation

 

Cleveland Clinic Ohio Residency Training Programs and Fellowships

For more information about Cleveland Clinic Ohio Residency Training Programs and Fellowships, call 216-444.5690, 800.323.9259 or contact the appropriate coordinator, listed below.

Please also visit our website: www.clevelandclinic.org/ddieducation

 

ASTS Multi-Organ Abdominal Transplantation & ASTS Liver Transplantation
Purpose: To provide comprehensive experience in pre and postoperative care of transplant patients. Training focuses on medical and surgical management in renal, pancreas, hepatic, visceral transplantation..
Duration: Two years
Quota: 1 (Multi-Organ)
Duration: Two years
Quota: 1 (Liver Only)
Program Director: Bijan Eghtesad, MD
Program Coordinator: Beth Christoff, BSN, MBA
Email: christb@ccf.org

 

Breast Surgery
Purpose: This is a dedicated one-year Breast Surgery fellowship that provides an ideal environment for advanced training in breast disease. With approximately 10,000 annual visits to the surgeons.
Duration:One-year Quota: 1
Program Director: Jill Dietz, MD
Program Coordinator: Michelle Cortez
Email: cortezm@ccf.org
Contact: Apply through SSO at www.surgonc.org

 

Clinical Nutrition
Purpose: To provide expertise in specialized nutrition support. Training focuses on recognition and management of patients with protein calorie malnutrition and nutritional abnormalities.
Duration: One year
Quota: 2
Program Director: Donald F. Kirby, MD
Program Coordinator: Bob Dechicco
Email: dechicb@ccf.org

 

Colorectal Surgery
Purpose: This is a dedicated one-year fellowship rotation in a Colorectal Surgery (CORS) designed to gain experience and achieve basic competence in the comprehensive care of the adult CORS patient, treatment and management of colorectal illnesses that are commonly seen in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Duration: One year
Quota: 4 ACGME, 4 non-ACGME
Program Director: Jon Vogel, MD
Program Coordinator: Kathrina Allen
Email: allenk3@ccf.org

 

Gastroenterology – Advanced Endoscopy
Purpose: To provide advanced training in therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic ultrasonography, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, argon plasma coagulation, and push enteroscopy. Training focuses on both the technical and cognitive aspects of advanced endoscopic procedures.
Duration: One year (4th year following 3 year Gastroenterology fellowship) Quota: 2
Program Director: Tyler Stevens, MD
Program Coordinator: Cheryl Borowski
Email: borowsc@ccf.org

 

Gastroenterology
Purpose:To provide comprehensive training through in-patient gastroenterology, liver and consultative service, clinical experience, endoscopy experience and translational research.
Duration: Three years
Quota: 4 ACGME
Program Director: Jean-Paul Achkar, MD
Associate Program Director: Ahmed Kandiel, MD
Program Coordinator: Cheryl Borowski
Email: borowsc@ccf.org

 

Hepatology
Purpose: Designed primarily for the board certified/eligible gastroenterology physician who wishes to focus on liver disease. Training emphasizes on the care of outpatients and inpatients undergoing transplant evaluation, including protocol liver biopsies, and post-transplant and long term patient care.
Duration: One year
Quota: 2
Program Director: Robert O’Shea, MD, MSCE
Email: oshear@ccf.org
Program Coordinator: Cheryl Borowski
Email: borowsc@ccf.org

 

Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery
Purpose: To provide training focused on clinical duties including patient evaluation, operative experience, post-operative management, and patient follow-up. In addition to conventional liver and pancreatic cases, the fellow will participate in the liver transplant donor and recipient procedures, preoperative evaluation and postoperative management.
Duration: One year
Quota: 1
Program Director: R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Program Coordinator: Janine Keough
Contact: Apply through www.fellowshipcouncil.org