Fellowship and Training

The field of surgery is undergoing a revolution. New techniques and technologies consistently play a role in the standard of care for patients needing surgical procedures. We believe that the education of future surgeons must include advanced training in laparoscopic and endoscopic approaches for surgical treatment.

The Ohio State University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery offers two types of advanced, one-year training programs – the Assistant Professorship in Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery (MIS) and the Assistant Professorship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Both programs have been fully accredited by the Fellowship Council.

 

Assistant Professorship in Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery

The Assistant Professorship in Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery (MIS) training program at The Ohio State University is one of the oldest training programs in the country focused on minimally invasive surgery and was established in 1994 under the direction of W. Scott Melvin, MD. Our MIS training program focuses on all aspects of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and is lead by program directors Bradley Needleman, MD and Kyle Perry, MD. Through this program, surgeons will gain extensive experience with laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, banding, laparoscopic hernia repair, minimally invasive treatment for reflux disease, as well as laparoscopic colon and solid organ removal. Additional training in endoscopic approaches for an increasing number of disease processes is also included in the curriculum. For a full description of the MIS training program, as well as the application process, please visit the Fellowship Council.

Assistant Professorship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Under the guidance of program director, Vimal Narula, MD, Our advanced therapeutic endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery fellowship program offers specialized training in advanced therapeutic and interventional endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), GI stenting, dilation, Stretta, Bravo probe placement, endoscopic cyst-gastrostomy, and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Additional training in advanced laparoscopic procedures is also included in the curriculum. For a full description of the advanced therapeutic endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery training program, as well as the application process, please visit the Fellowship Council.

Past minimally invasive surgery fellows

Past minimally invasive surgery fellows

2011 - 2016

2015 - 2016

Ellen Carraro, MD
Staff Surgeon
Novant Bariatric Solutions
Charlotte, NC

Boris Zevin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, ON, Canada


2014 - 2015

Matthew Pittman, MD
Director of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Northwestern Medicine, Delnor Hospital
Geneva, IL

Jennifer Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

2013 - 2014

Umer Chaudhry, MD
Staff Surgeon
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA

James Rydlewicz, MD
General/Bariatric Surgery
Grafton Aurora Medical Center
Grafton, WI

2012 - 2013

Luke Funk, MD, MPH
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Aliyah Kanji, MD

2011 - 2012

Jeffrey L. Eakin, MD
Pioneer Valley Hospital
3460 S. 4155 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Brendan M. Marr, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
West Virginia University
PO Box 9238, 7300 HSS
Morgantown, WV 26506

2006 - 2010

2010 - 2011

John G. Linn, MD
Department of Surgery
NorthShore University Health System
Evanston, IL 60201

Sabrena Noria, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Columbus, OH

2009 - 2010

Clinton Hall, MD
1601 W. Timberlane Drive
Suite 300
Plant City, FL 33566

Eric Volckmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Utah
Department of Surgery
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132-0002

2008 - 2009

Brian J. Winkleman, MD
Family Medical Group
330 N. Madison St. Suite 104
Joliet, Illinois 60435

Sebastian Demyttenaere, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
General and Laparoscopic Surgery
3830 Av Lacombe, B270
Montréal, Québec
H3T 1M5

2007 - 2008

Simon Bergman, MD
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H3T 1E2

Jason Roland, MD
Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd, STE 106
Baltimore, MD 21239

2006 - 2007

Kevin Reavis, MD
Esophageal and Foregut Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery 
The Oregon Clinic
1040 NW 22nd Ave., Suite 560
Portland, OR 97210
 
David Renton, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1492 East Broad Street, 11th Floor, Suite 1102
Columbus, OH 43205

2001 - 2005

2005 - 2006

Vimal K. Narula, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

William Watson, MD
Condell Medical Center
890 Garfield Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048

2004 - 2005

S. Scott Davis, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Emory University Hospital
Emory Crawford Long Hospital
550 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of General Surgery
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

2003 - 2004

Dean J. Mikami, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Matthew Newlin, MD
Allegheny Regional Surgical Associates
620 Howard Ave., Suite 3
Altoona, PA 16601

2002 - 2003

Virginia McGrath Weaver, MD
Director of Bariatric Surgery
St. Francis Hospital, Bariatric Surgical Center
5959 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

2001 - 2002

Jon C. Gould, MD
Associate Professor and Chief of General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of General Surgery
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

1996 - 2000

2000 - 2001

Kevin R. Krause, MD
Royal Oaks Surgical Associates
3535 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48072

1999 - 2000

Bradley J. Needleman, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH 43210

1998 - 1999

Larry Damore, MD
Advanced Surgical Associates
1500 S. Dobson Road STE 313
Mesa, AZ 85202

1997 - 1998

Ziad E. Abouezzi, MD
Hudson Valley Laparoscopy
1 Field Ct.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

1996 - 1997

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Minnesota
11556 Chamberlain Ct.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Past advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellows

Past advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellows

2011 - 2016

2015 - 2016

Eleanor Fung, MD

2014 - 2015

Edward Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, General Surgery
Denver VA Medical Center
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

2013 - 2014

Michael Meara, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

2012 - 2013

Mario Salazar, MD, MBA
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Odessa, TX

2011 - 2012

Kashif Zuberi, MBBS
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University Department of Surgery
Baltimore, MD

2006 - 2010

2010 - 2011

Bradley Zagol, MD
Department of Surgery
Womack Army Medical Center
Building 4-2817 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC

2009 - 2010

Vanchad Ron Memark, MD
WellStar Douglas Surgical Associates
4904 Timber Ridge Drive Suite 104
Douglasville, GA 30135

2008 - 2009

Joel B. Anderson, MD
Muskegon Surgical Associates
1316 Mercy Drive
Muskegon, MI 49444

2007 - 2008

Lynn Happel, MD
Homestead, FL 33033

2006 - 2007

Vimal K. Narula, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact

Abby Zonker
Program Director
614-293-9072
Abby.Zonker@osumc.edu

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