University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Program


The Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Department of Surgery within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, offers a one-year Clinical Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery. This fellowship is an accredited ACGME Training Program, and starts August 1 of each year.

The fellow will engage in multi-disciplinary care of patients with complex colorectal disease and will have the opportunity to work with pathology, radiology, and GI faculty. This fellowship is for surgeons who are interested in pursuing an academic surgery position. The division has a robust clinical volume covering a variety of basic and complex colorectal surgery problems.

On average, almost 5,000 patients receive care at the Colorectal Surgery Clinic each year. This results in a wide range of basic and advanced colorectal surgery procedures. These procedures include a variety of anorectal cases, laparoscopic, robotic and open colorectal resections, management of rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease including ileal pouch construction. Fellows will also perform colonoscopies and anorectal physiology testing at the Digestive Health Center (DHC).

The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research with their division’s faculty. The incoming fellow should have an interest in an academic career and a commitment to medical student and resident education.

Faculty Listing

Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Eugene "Chip" Foley, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Bruce A. Harms, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
Evie H. Carchman, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Elise H. Lawson, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Cristina B. Geltzeiler, MD, FASCRS

Recent Fellow Placement

Dr. Charles Acher, MD, MPH - Community Medical Center (Missoula, MT)

Recent Fellow Publications

Charles Heise
Jacqueline Glynn
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-7375
(608) 263-2521
(609) 263-7652

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 1
  • Research: None

Accreditation Status

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Segmental Colectomy 117
Laparoscopic Resection 106
Low Anterior Resection 47
Abdominoperineal Resection 21
Proctocolectomy Total 25
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy 6
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir 19
Prolapse Repair Total 13
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 8
Prolapse Repair Perineal 5
Stomas Total 82
Stomas Complications 5
Pelvic Dissections 95
Abdominal Procedure Total 269
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 79
Colonoscopy Total 173
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 82
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 91
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 58
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 311
Anorectoal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Hemorrhoidectomy 23
Fistulotomy 43
Endorectal Advancement Flap 7
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 8
Internal Sphincterotomy 5
Transanal Excision 23
Anorectoal Procedure Total 119