Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship
The purpose and goal of the fellowship is to train qualified gynecologic surgeons to perform advanced laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and pelvic surgery and to promote basic science and clinical research in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
Fellows receive well-rounded surgical exposure through interaction with gynecologists with advanced surgical skills, a urogynecologist, a gynecologic oncologist, colorectal surgeons and urologists. Within the Comprehensive Gynecologic Center there are specialty programs for Chronic Pelvic Pain (interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, neuropathic disorders), a Fibroid Center, a Vulvar Disease Center, and a Urogynecology Center. Robotic Surgery is an integral part of the learning experience.
Fellows are part of the clinical faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with responsibilities for teaching residents and medical students. They share faculty call providing gynecologic back up, intermittent coverage of labor and delivery, and resident clinic supervision. Fellows spend no less than 3 days per week in surgery. Work hours are balanced with a commitment to education over service.
Research is required of fellows. The expectation is that research projects will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. Educational seminars including cadaver teaching labs and surgical symposiums are held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
853 Jefferson Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2531
Fax: (901) 448-4701