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  • Unexpected opening in Thoracic Surgery Fellowship available immediately

    This is an unexpected opening in the surgical fellowship.
    To be eligible, FMG applicants need to have prior surgical training in the foreign country, ECFMG certificate and legal status in the US, allowing employment.
    With questions please contact Dr. Petrov via PM or at roman.petrov@tuhs.temple.edu


    The Division of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center is offering a one-year Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgical Fellowship. As the regional leader in thoracic surgical oncology, we offer prospective fellows an opportunity to assist with and perform a full range of minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures including:
    • Robotic and VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy (>50 cases per year)
    • Minimally invasive esophagectomy (>25 cases per year)
    • Thymectomy (VATS, Robotic and Open)
    • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
    • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)
    • Opportunities to train with the interventional pulmonary service and the gastroenterology service (stents, dilation, laser debulking, rigid endoscopy)
    • Opportunity to gain exposure to the DaVinci surgical robot
    The Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgical Fellowship meets the needs of:
    • General thoracic surgeons seeking to learn or to improve their minimally invasive surgical skills
      • Practicing surgeons
      • Surgeons just completing a formal thoracic surgery fellowship program
    • General surgery residents who would like to spend an additional year before starting a thoracic surgery fellowship
    • Cardiothoracic surgeons who wish to re-focus their practice on general thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology
    • International surgeons seeking clinical experience in a US center of excellence (must qualify for PA state medical license)
    Fellows can also assist with and perform complex cases such as:
    • Resection of Superior Sulcus (Pancoast) tumors
    • EPP and pleurectomy and decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    • Pneumonectomy
    • Extensive experience performing lung resections after induction chemoradiation


    In addition to participating in the full range of thoracic surgical oncology and general thoracic surgery cases, candidates will learn the multidisciplinary management of thoracic cancer and participate in clinical research, presentations and publications. Our fellowship can be individualized within this framework to meet the needs of a particular fellow.
    Last edited by Roman; 08-07-2018, 06:17 PM.
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