Fellowships: Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery offers a broad array of educational opportunities for surgeons at all levels of training. The department is dedicated to excellence in education through each of these programs.

Undergraduate medical education includes a primary commitment to The Weill Medical College of Cornell University, providing opportunities for fourth year medical student surgical electives. Medical students from across the nation and the world also take advantage of the rotations on any of the 12 surgical services at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Graduate medical education is an important foundation for the preeminence of the hospital. Resident education spans the years PGY1 through PGY5. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has surgical residents in General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Urology rotating from New York Hospital and numerous other surgical programs. Resident research fellowships are available in many surgical specialties. Specialty surgical fellowships are offered concentrating on oncology training in Breast, Colorectal, Dental, Gynecology, Head and Neck, Hepatobiliary, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery. The Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center supports the training of over 50 fellows per year in our world-renowned programs of intense surgical education in the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient.

Continuing medical education is offered in the form of numerous surgical specialty conferences throughout the week. These are organized in a disease management setting, emphasizing the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient as representatives from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology and other specialties meet to discuss patients and issues of common interest. National and international observers are given opportunities to see the nature of cancer care provided by the surgical teams at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Postdoctoral research fellowships in surgical laboratories at the Sloan Kettering Institute are yet another important portion of the comprehensive program opportunities. The Department of Surgery sponsors many local, national, and international annual conferences on a broad range of surgical oncology topics in an effort to extend the understanding of the management of the cancer patient.

Program development and redesign characterizes the Office of Surgical Education, which provides administrative direction and oversight for this broad range of programs. The programs attempt to meet the vision of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as it seeks to meet the challenge of the progressive control and cure of cancer.

Advanced Colorectal Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Colorectal Service offers a one-year fellowship open to fully trained surgeons who demonstrate a strong interest in colon and rectal cancer surgery.

Breast Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Service is one of the most prestigious in the world. This one-year fellowship is comprised of eight to ten months of clinical rotations on the Breast Service, as well as two to four months of electives in the area of Chemotherapy and/or Pathology and/or Radiation Therapy.

Complex Surgical Oncology

The Department of Surgery offers a two-year surgical oncology fellowship to fully trained general surgeons who desire further experience in surgical oncology.

Dental Oncology

The Dental Service in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one-year fellowship in Dental Oncology.

Gynecologic Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a four-year fellowship that prepares trainees for certification and an academic career in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology.

Head and Neck

The Head and Neck Service of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a two to two-and-a-half year senior fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery.

Hepatopancreatobiliary

This fellowship is clinically oriented, which helps provide fellows with a broad exposure to all aspects of hepatobiliary surgery.

International Surgical Oncology

The Department of Surgery offers a one-year International Surgical Oncology Fellowship to fully trained surgeons from outside the United States who desire further experience in surgical oncology.

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The Dental Service in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. The Maxillofacial Prosthetic Fellowship is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Orthopaedic Oncology

The Orthopaedic Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is an accredited program with Residency Review Committee and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery approval.

Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering is a unique fellowship that offers broad exposure to the spectrum of surgical management of pediatric oncologic disease.

Pelvic Reconstruction Clinical Research Fellowship

The Pelvic Reconstructive Clinical Research fellowship is a two year position that exposes research fellows to the latest reconstructive techniques used following pelvic extenterative surgery. The fellowship is designed to include exposure to urologic and colorectal reconstruction, pelvic wall/floor reconstruction, and sexual function preservation techniques.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering is a unique fellowship that offers broad exposure to reconstructive procedures after oncologic resections.

Thoracic Surgery

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering sponsored Cornell/Memorial training program in Thoracic Surgery is two years in length; it accepts one thoracic-streamed and two cardiac-streamed trainees annually.

International Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Gynecology Service offers a two-year international gynecologic oncology fellowship to fully trained gynecologists from outside the United States who desire further training in gynecologic oncology.

Surgery Research Fellowship

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Surgery offers a one- to two-year fellowship that prepares surgical trainees to participate in or lead translational or laboratory-based research.

The Mammadi & Alireza Soudavar Traveling Fellowships

The Mammadi Soudavar Memorial Fellowship was established in The New York Community Trust in 1981 by Fereidoon and Shamsi Soudavar as a memorial to their son, Mammadi. The fellowship was designed as an opportunity for qualified physicians from across the world to study in cancer centers and bring their knowledge back to their country.

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The fellowship is structured to provide a two-and-a-half- to three-year experience in research and clinical training. The fellowship is the largest and oldest of its kind in the world.