Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

Marc A. Levitt, MD
Program Director of the Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship
Email: Marc.Levitt@NationwideChildrens.org

Cathleen Rooks
Alternate Program Contact
Email: Cathleen.Rooks@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-4905
Fax: (614) 722-0492

Program Overview

The Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship was approved by Nationwide Children's Hospital GMEC in January 2014.  Fellowships are 1-2 years in duration.  Those remaining for a 2nd year will pursue additional research.

Clinical and research components 
The Colorectal Fellow’s experience will be in advanced colorectal surgery and collaborating specialties including GI Motility and pelvic reconstruction.  The Colorectal Fellow will have dedicated research time, ongoing participation in data collection and QI projects focused on colorectal surgery in pediatric patients as well as study of optimal curriculum development for pediatric surgical education in the area of colorectal surgery.  The Colorectal Fellow is expected to submit at least one paper for publication.

Trainee’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities 
The Colorectal Fellow will participate as a teaching assistant for the junior residents.  The Colorectal Fellow will interface with the pediatric surgical service for on call duties and to cover pediatric surgery cases as needed.  Otherwise, the Fellow will spend time on colorectal cases, colorectal clinic and GI motility cases and urologic/gynecologic reconstruction.

Clinical procedural requirements
The Colorectal Fellow will spend time on colorectal cases, colorectal clinic, and in GI/motility and urologic/gynecologic reconstruction.  The pediatric surgery fellow will have primary responsibility for all pediatric surgery index cases in the area of colorectal (primary anorectal and Hirschsprung pull-throughs) and the Colorectal Fellow will concentrate their clinical time on things esoteric to the general pediatric surgery fellows training, such as redo cases and appendicostomies for fecal incontinence.  The Colorectal Fellow will be able to second assist on any colorectal case. 

Didactic sessions and teaching methods
The Colorectal Fellow will also participate in the robust teaching conferences offered in the pediatric surgery program including morbidity and mortality conference. The Colorectal Fellow will participate in weekly meetings with the reconstructive and with the motility/fecal incontinence teams, in which case presentations and discussion will be utilized to demonstrate case selection, operative planning, medical management, and identification of complications and pitfalls in order to identify optimal approaches to solving colorectal problems.

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