Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a unique fellowship that offers broad exposure to the spectrum of surgical management of pediatric oncologic disease. As one of the busiest pediatric surgical oncology services in the world, the Pediatric Surgical Service is involved with more than 550 operative and several hundred additional procedures a year.

Fellows are exposed to patients with neuroblastoma, Wilm's tumors, hepatic tumors, extremity and central sarcomas, head and neck tumors, and other solid malignancies of childhood. The service has a special focus in the care and management of patients with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors. The service is heavily integrated with the Pediatric Oncology Service and participates in the acute care management and supportive interventions of patients with both solid and liquid malignancies. The service also performs endoscopy, and minimal access surgery — including thoracoscopy and laparoscopy — and pediatric urologic oncology.

The Pediatric Surgical Oncology fellow will work closely with the three attending pediatric surgical oncologists, as well as with the pediatric oncology staff in the management of patients. There is also ample opportunity for clinical research, which may involve participation in clinical protocols and/or involvement in other Pediatric Surgical Oncology projects.

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By the beginning date of the fellowship, all applicants must have completed their residency training in an accredited general surgery program in the US or Canada and have attained qualification to sit for the examination of the American Board of Surgery. Foreign candidates must have passed the USMLE examinations and hold a valid ECFMG certificate. Selected foreign candidates must qualify and obtain a limited permit to practice medicine from the New York State Education Department, in accordance with its requirements. All applicants must have excellent mastery of the English language, empathy toward children, and the ability to handle difficult psychological and emotional circumstances surrounding pediatric cancer.

How To Apply:

Applicants should send the following documents:

  • Completed application, download it here:
  • A letter of request
  • CV
  • At least three letters of recommendation, one being from the director of their residency program or from their chief of pediatric surgery where they have worked/trained.

If any of these requirements are not met or are incomplete upon submission, the application will not be processed. There are 2 available positions. Deadline of all applications is on December 31, 2020.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Information:

J. Ted Gerstle, MD

Program Director

Zachary Almer, MPA
Education Program Manager
Surgical Education Office
Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
Box 435
New York, NY 10065
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-639-7537

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    Jun 16, 2020

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