University Hospitals Offers In-Depth Surgical Training Through One-Year Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a nationally recognized program in Colon and Rectal Surgery. The program trains one ACGME board eligible resident per year. Our program has a strong tradition of training future leaders of Colon and Rectal surgery. The training includes exceptional experience in abdominal surgery including re-operative pelvic surgery from rectal cancer to re-do ileopouch anal anastomoses. Fellows have an extremely strong experience in minimally invasive surgery including cutting edge techniques such as transanal mesorectal resections. At the same time, the Fellow has a strong experience in the basics of colon and rectal surgery including endoscopy, benign anorectal disease and pelvic floor.

With this fellowship, there are a plethora of research and academic opportunities during the year, including opportunities to travel and present at national meetings.

Number of residents per year: 1

Number of Faculty (ASCRA Certified): 4

Case Mix/Numbers of Cases:
Year Abdominal Anorectal Endoscopy
(2015) 325 203 250
(2016) 340 148 185
(2017) 315 171 303

Colorectal Surgery Fellow

William Kethman, MD

William Kethman, MD

Medical School: Tulane University
Residency: Stanford University

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