Colon and Rectal Surgery

Fellowship Program Description

The ACGME-Accredited Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at NYU Langone Health is a one-year clinical training program specializing in the interdisciplinary and comprehensive management of all aspects of patient care in the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of benign and malignant colon and rectal conditions.

The fellow will work under the supervision of Colon and Rectal Surgery board-certified faculty with teams composed of advanced-practice providers (APPs), residents, and medical students.

The NYU Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship rotates to two sites: NYU Langone Health-Kimmel Pavilion and Bellevue Hospitals Center.

The NYU Langone Health- Kimmel Pavilion experience will focus on complex case management. The clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient, will give the fellow exposure to a broad array of complex conditions including diseases of the colon, rectum, anus managed by both minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) and open techniques. This includes re-operative pelvic surgery for conditions such as rectal cancer and re-operative J-pouch surgery. The fellow will have exposure to the NYU Pelvic Floor/Anorectal Physiology Lab for a specific learning experience in Anorectal Physiology and to NYU’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

The Bellevue Hospitals Center experience will focus on anorectal conditions and management in the outpatient and operating room setting. This rotations provides an environment for the fellow to be exposed to an underserved patient population in the outpatient clinic setting. The rotation will also focus on research and colonoscopy procedures. The fellow will have dedicated research time during this rotation to time to work on abstract and manuscript submissions.

General Schedule: 

Fellows will begin the training program at the NYU Langone Hospital- Kimmel Pavilion to gain familiarity with the faculty and institution.

  • Colorectal Surgery Service- NYU Langone Health Kimmel Pavilion (10 Months)
  • Colorectal Surgery Service- Bellevue Hospital Center (2 Month)

The fellow is allotted 4 weeks of vacation time, as well as a travel stipend for conference and a book fund.

Applying to Our Program

Our program is approved for one fellowship position each academic year. Eligible applicants must be on track to complete an ACGME-Accredited General Surgery training program and be eligible to sit for the American Board of Surgery examinations.

The program participates in the NRMP Colon and Rectal Surgery Match. All interested applicants should submit their applications through the ERAS portal.

Academic Responsibilities

As the senior trainee on surgical rotations, the fellow will be expected to interact with residents and NYU School of Medicine students, maximizing their educational experience through teaching.

Clinical Research

  • The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research and be academically productive
    • Expectation of abstract submissions both nationally and locally
    • Expectation of manuscript submissions to a peer-reviewed journal
  • The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in divisional QI projects such as Surgical Site Infection Prevention (SSI), colon pathway, NSQIP

Educational Conferences

  • The colon and rectal surgery fellow is expected to participate in all educational and academic conferences for the fellowship. This includes weekly colorectal core conference, colorectal M&M, journal club, case conference, multidisciplinary tumor board conference.

Contact Information

Fellowship Program Director: Alexis Grucela, MD
Address 550 1st Avenue, NBV15N1, New York, NY 10016
Phone 212-263-2225
Program Coordinator: Harleigh Schumer
Email Harleigh.Schumer@nyulangone.org