Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

The Department of Surgery and Section of Gynecology at Virginia Mason, a tertiary teaching hospital in Seattle, Washington, has an upcoming position in our Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship.

About the Fellowship Program

The Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship Program is a two year program designed to provide a graduating chief resident in Ob/Gyn two additional years of extensive surgical training. The gynecology section is comprised of six experienced board certified gynecologists, including two who completed Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) programs. These surgeons perform a broad range of vaginal, abdominal, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, including robotic procedures. Surgical volume is approximately 1,000 major cases per year. The care team for surgical patients includes a third-year Ob/Gyn resident from the University of Washington and two physician assistants.

Ongoing educational initiatives involve perioperative services and postoperative care areas of the medical center, in addition to gynecologic surgeons.

Our fellowship was established in 1992 as a clinical Pelvic Surgery Fellowship, and has graduated fellows who now serve in academic and private practice positions around the country. We train our fellows in all approaches to gynecologic surgery, and our focus has concentrated in minimally invasive options. We achieved accreditation as an AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in 2017.

Access to clinical research protocols and supervised review of scientific data enhances the fellows' ability to evaluate clinical literature. Bi-weekly Cancer Conferences and Morbidity & Mortality conferences for gynecology as well as weekly medical center Grand Rounds round out the educational experience for the fellows.

Protected research time is included in the fellows’ schedule and contributions to the literature are expected.

Salary and full benefits are paid at the level of PGY5/PGG6 Chief Residents in Surgery. Call is shared with the University of Washington PGY3 Ob/Gyn resident.

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Meet the Faculty Team

Marisa Dahlman, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director
Linda Mihalov, MD, Program Director
Kristin Riley, MD
Alan Rothblatt, MD
Elizabeth Strickland, MD
Kirsten Wolff, MD

How to Apply

  • Applications are currently being accepted for a first year fellow to start July 2019.
  • Applicants should apply through AAGL-FMIGS.

Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98111-0900

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