Surgical Programs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification quality improvement program. As the second-largest pediatric treatment center in the United States, our surgeons perform more than 4,000 operative procedures every year. Candidates choose the Nationwide Children’s program due to the pediatric focus, high clinical volume and diverse faculty.

The surgical fellowship programs provide the mentoring and training needed to develop expertise in diagnostic, operative, and perioperative care for children with congenital and acquired anomalies and diseases, whether developmental, inflammatory, neoplastic or traumatic. Upon completion, the fellow will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for life-long learning, teaching and practice of the pediatric surgery subspecialty.

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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

The Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Fellowship provides an advanced level of clinical, research and administrative subspecialty training in the field of bariatric surgery to meet the needs of adolescent bariatric patients.

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Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

The Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship is a one-year program, or a two-year program with additional research that provides training in advanced colorectal surgery and collaborating specialties, including GI motility and pelvic reconstruction.

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Pediatric Colorectal Research Fellowship

The Pediatric Colorectal Research Fellowship is a one or two-year program. The fellow will research the treatment and long-term outcomes of patients with pediatric colorectal problems and may also possess surgical assistant responsibilities.

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Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship. If you share our commitment to do what’s best for children, there’s no doubt you can make an impact here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship trains diverse clinician scholars who will help lead and advance the field through clinical care, innovative research, thoughtful advocacy and dedication to education.

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Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship

This is a one-year training program for qualified physicians who completed a basic three-year program in pediatric cardiology and who wish to pursue further training in pediatric heart failure and transplantation.

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Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship

The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship is designed to provide an ongoing, in-depth experience in the management of patients with congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic limb deformity and leg length discrepancy.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship offers an opportunity to learn about robot-assisted surgery. If you share our commitment to do what’s best for children, there’s no doubt you can make an impact here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship is a one-year program, with the option of a second year, that offers physicians surgical, clinical and didactic experiences with well-rounded training to prepare for a career in pediatric neurosurgery.

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Ophthalmology Fellowship

The Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship provides supervised clinical training in the examination, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of ocular and visual system disorders in infants and children.

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Orthopedics Fellowship

The Orthopedics Fellowship is a one-year program that prepares individuals for the clinical and academic practice of children's orthopaedics by working with faculty mentors to assist in the decision-making and care of patients.

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Otolaryngology Fellowship

The Otolaryngology Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year program that aims to educate and train the next generation of pediatric otolaryngologists through the cultivation of clinical and surgical skills and basic science work.

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Pediatric Pelvic Reconstruction Fellowship

The Pediatric Pelvic Reconstruction Fellowship is a six-month program for candidates who seek additional training in complex and rare procedures, including gynecology and urology.

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Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship

The Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship prepares trainees to care for patients across the spectrum of pediatric reconstructive surgery with a multidisciplinary team approach.

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Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, established in 1950, is regarded among the most prestigious and comprehensive pediatric surgical training programs in the United States, offering programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for GME.

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Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is a one-year surgical subspecialty program for general surgery fellows looking to pursue a career in pediatric surgery and enhance training in this field by attending to surgical and trauma patients.

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Surgical Quality Improvement Research Fellowship

Candidates who are interested in Quality Improvement are encouraged to apply for Nationwide Children's Hospital's two-year Surgical Quality Improvement Research Fellowship.

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Urology Fellowship

The Urology Fellowship is a two-year program that offers a comprehensive, individualized, dynamic educational program to produce highly skilled, thoughtful, well-rounded, academically minded physicians.