Fellowship Opportunities in Pelvic Surgery

The Department of Surgery, Section of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Urogynecology at Virginia Mason, a tertiary teaching hospital in Seattle, Washington, has an upcoming position in our fellowship in pelvic surgery.

About the Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Program

The Pelvic Surgery 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 seven experienced board certified gynecologists, a gynecologic oncologist and a urogynecologist. 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.

We have been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL, confirming our relentless focus on quality and patient safety. Ongoing educational initiatives involve perioperative services and postoperative care areas of the medical center, in addition to gynecologic surgeons. Outcomes data are being recorded in the BOLD database for future analysis and publication.

Our fellowship was established in 1992 and has graduated fellows who now serve in academic and private practice positions around the country. Although we train our fellows in all approaches to gynecologic surgery, our focus has concentrated in minimally invasive options. Our application for accreditation as an AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery is currently pending.

Access to clinical research protocols and supervised review of scientific data will enhance 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
Linda Mihalov, MD
Alan Rothblatt, MD
Elizabeth Strickland, MD
Nancy Tipton, MD
Kirsten Wolff, MD

How to Apply

  • Applications are currently being accepted for a first year fellow to start July 2018.
  • Applicants should apply with cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

Interested applicants should submit the above materials by sending an email to the program director: VMMC.Gynecology_Admin@virginiamason.org.

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

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