Education

At Michigan Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Programs, we’re looking for leaders and innovators who want to change the way pediatric surgery is practiced and delivered. Whatever your future goals are as a surgeon, we’ll give you the training and resources to get there.

We offer fellowship programs in pediatric surgery, pediatric surgical critical care, medical innovation in pediatrics, fetal diagnosis and treatment, and clinical research in pediatric surgery.

Your training ground is the University of Michigan’s high-volume academic medical center, Michigan Medicine, home to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a modern 12-story facility featuring a dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care center, as well as an operating suite featuring the latest technologies, including intra-operative MRI capability.

Here’s why training at Michigan will prepare you to lead in the profession:

  • Training across the spectrum of specialties: Our physicians are internationally recognized experts in a broad range of pediatric surgery specialties, with core strengths in oncology, minimally invasive surgery including interventional radiology, critical care including ECMO, and neonatal surgery. You’ll benefit from working with an adept and caring faculty whose diverse experiences and areas of interest will spark and complement your own.
  • Meaningful and immediate feedback: Faculty in the section provide frequent and timely feedback to fellows through in-person assessment as well as a novel smartphone-delivered survey. You’ll learn more, faster, through this ongoing feedback loop, building your autonomy as a surgeon as your training progresses.
  • Extensive research opportunities: With more than $2 million in annual external sponsorship for Pediatric Surgery primary investigators, as well as longstanding partnerships across institutions, our research network is vast. Fellows will have their pick of opportunities to participate in research, from basic science to health services.
  • Foundational knowledge in engaged settings: Fellows integrate quickly into the clinical rhythms of the department by participating in weekly conferences, including a pediatric tumor board, a multi-site patient management conference, a radiology/pathology conference, a PedScore lecture series, Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, morbidity/mortality conference, and multidisciplinary conferences in vascular anomalies, inflammatory bowel disease, neonatology, ECMO, and fetal management. You’ll learn clinical decision-making from physicians across multiple disciplines, and gain experience by presenting your own cases and receiving feedback.
  • Research Education: We offer training for research in the field of pediatric surgery, giving our trainees time to develop advanced investigative skills and explore research projects. Our faculty work with trainees pursuing research throughout the University of Michigan, from fellows in our specialized Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship to undergraduates in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

Throughout your time at Michigan, you’ll form friendships with peers and mentors that will invigorate your career trajectory now and into the future.