Spectrum Health/Michigan State University


The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Colorectal Surgery Fellowship is a one year ACGME accredited program that accepts two fellows each year. The Ferguson Clinic colorectal surgery program started in 1929. Throughout the course of the year, both fellows work closely with the colon and rectal surgery faculty and physician assistants, as well as rotating general surgery residents and medical students. Our program is committed to providing a broad clinical experience to the fellow with an emphasis on academics and research with the ever evolving understanding of disease processes, enhanced technological advances and multidisciplinary approaches to disease processes with quality and safety at the forefront.

The educational goals of the program are to provide a large clinical volume of encounters in the field of colon and rectal surgery and to improve the knowledge and skills of the fellows. We provide a full spectrum of colorectal surgery. Opportunities include, patient evaluation and management, critical decision making, endoscopy and operative skills, clinical research, educational and teaching opportunities within a structured program and dedicated didactic conferences.

The varied faculty backgrounds provide a great training education. We have three dedicated colorectal surgery PAs who assist with patient care daily so the fellows can concentrate on educational experiences. Graduates of the program complete their clinical year with a broad range of clinical experience, research and have consistently been competent to ease into clinical practice, both in academia and private practice jobs.

Faculty Listing

Martin Luchtefeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Donald Kim, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Rebecca Hoedema, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Nadav Dujovny, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Jaime Ogilvie, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Arida Siripong, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Heather Slay, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Jennifer Pray, PA-C
Tess Bain, PA-C
Alicia Mancini, PA-C

Recent Fellow Placement

2017-2018-Community position in Canada, community position in Wisconsin
2016-2017-Academic position in Canada, community position in Illinois
2015-2016-Community position in California, community position in New Jersey
2014-2015-Community position in Arizona, academic position in Pennsylvania
2013-2014-Community position in Connecticut, community position in Wisconsin

Recent Fellow Publications

Recent research activity

Tarek Jalouta, Nezar Jrebi, Martin Luchtefeld, James W Ogilvie Jr. Diverticulitis Recurrence after Percutaneous Abscess Drainage. Intl J Colorectal Dis 2017 [Epub ahead of print] PMID:

Bernescu I, Reichstein AC, Luchtefeld M, Ogilvie JW. Does CD10 expression predict lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer? Dis Colon Rectum 2016; 59:22-27. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26651108

Kimiz SW, Livingston AJ, Luchtefeld MA, Brede CM, Noyes SL, Lane BR. "My bladder is hanging out of my anus": Successful management of first reported case of male transanal bladder prolapse. Urol Case Rep 2015;4:17-19.

Jrebi, NY, Hefty M, Jalouta T, Ogilvie JW, Davis AT, Asgeirsson T, Luchtefeld MA. High Definition Colonoscopy Increases Adenoma Detection Rate. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jan;31(1):78-84.

Podium Presentations
Extended prophylaxis with low dose rivaroxaban to reduce postoperative venous thromboembolism in colon and rectal surgery patients. Emiko Hayakawa (PGY-4), Julie Le (PGY-2), Martin Luchtefeld, James Ogilvie

Genetic Predictors for Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- the beginning or end of screening for colitis-related neoplasia? Nadir Edmon Adam, Golriz Asefi, Sheryl Alberta, Cong Liu, Amanda Thompson, James Ogilvie, Martin Luchtefeld

Has the switch to Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy made any difference? Tarek Jalouta, Martin Luchtefeld, James Ogilvie

Poster Presentations
- Recurrent rectal prolapse – is there a better approach? Tarek Jalouta (research fellow)
- Prospective evaluation of grading of mesorectal specimens by surgeons and pathologists. Tarek Jalouta (research fellow)
- Removal of Benign Colon Polyps – Is Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Superior to Laparoscopic Colectomy? Farouq Manji (fellow)
-Evaluating the Impact of a Standardized Discharge Checklist on Readmission Rates after Colon and Rectal Surgery. Imad Qayyum (fellow)
-Precarious margins after laparoscopic proctectomy combined with transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) for low rectal cancers – a case-matched comparison. James W. Ogilvie Jr., Ari Riechstein, Martin Luchtefeld
-Extended prophylaxis with low-dose rivaroxaban to reduce postoperative venous thromboembolism in selected colon and rectal surgery patients Godwin Ofikwu, Tarek Jalouta, Kristi Stoutjesdyk, Martin Luchtefeld, James W. Ogilvie Jr.
-Perineal rectosigmoidectomy: the search for risk factors that predict recurrence. Tarek Jalouta, James Ogilvie
-Understanding the best strategy for rectal cancer in order to improve length of stay -Does the operative approach matter? Ryan Bylesma, Tarek Jalouta, James W Ogilvie
-The Outcome of Different Rectal Cancer Surgical Approaches on the Total Mesorectal Excision and Circumferential Radial Margin. Tarek Jalouta, Ryan Bylesma, James W Ogilvie Jr.
-Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexies: What’s the Big Difference? Emiko Hayakawa, James W Ogilvie
-Chronic preoperative narcotics increase hospital length of stay in elective colorectal surgery. Alex W. Wilkes, David J. Hobbs, Joshua R. Smith, Matthew B. Dull, James W. Ogilvie, Martin A. Luchtefeld
-Which patients with obstructed defecation syndrome benefit from ventral rectopexy? Emiko Hayakawa, Tamar Shaker, Jamie Ogilvie

Video Presentations
- Management of incidental duodenal diverticulum during laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Matthew Dull (PGY-5), Nadav Dujovny
-Trans-anal extraction of specimen during resection rectopexy for chronic rectal prolapse in a 19-year old male. Farouq Manji (fellow), James Ogilvie.

Rebecca Hoedema, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Susan Grice
221 Michigan NE
A level

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 2
  • Research: 1

Accreditation Status

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Segmental Colectomy 130 142 98
Laparoscopic Resection 75 80 69
Low Anterior Resection 53 31 50
Abdominoperineal Resection 11 14 15
Proctocolectomy Total 6 5 2
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy 4 5 4
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir 5 11 7
Prolapse Repair Total 21 26 20
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 12 17 14
Prolapse Repair Perineal 9 9 6
Stomas Total 28 43 32
Stomas Complications 7 9 14
Pelvic Dissections 32 31 28
Abdominal Procedure Total 279 209 273
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 59 97 55
Colonoscopy Total 292 208 207
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 175 240 160
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 33 52 47
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 18 17 19
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 355 293 284
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Hemorrhoidectomy 44 41 25
Fistulotomy 46 45 33
Endorectal Advancement Flap 2 2 3
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 12 4 3
Internal Sphincterotomy 15 13 9
Transanal Excision 14 25 12
Anorectoal Procedure Total 190 193 118