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.
Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Recent Fellow Placement
2018-2019 | Dr. Joseph C. Melvin, MD | St. Mark’s Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT)
Recent Fellow Publications
Number of Positions Offered:
Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit
Case Numbers – Past Five Years
|Low Anterior Resection||47||31|
|Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir||19||12|
|Prolapse Repair Total||13||9|
|Prolapse Repair Abdominal||8||5|
|Prolapse Repair Perineal||5||4|
|Abdominal Procedure Total||269||248|
|Pelvic Floor Evaluation||58||19|
|Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total||311||248|
|Endorectal Advancement Flap||7||7|
|Fecal Incontinence Procedures||8||2|
|Anorectoal Procedure Total||119||123|