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This fellowship program was established in 2008 and is accredited by The Fellowship Council.

The Hepatobiliary Surgical Fellowship Program is designed to be a hands-on experience with high case volume, academic opportunities and mentorship from leading surgeons in the fields of HPB surgery, MIS, and GI surgical oncology. The objective of this program is to produce graduates who are capable and comfortable performing major HPB cases independently, and have developed sufficient clinical, research and administrative skills to develop or build their own HPB program.

Key program elements:

  • Fellows will participate in clinical and surgical care of patients within the faculty clinical practices and have significant autonomy in patient care.
  • Training will include both benign and malignant disease processes. Additional areas of focus include intraoperative ultrasound and surgical tumor ablation. Clinical experiences may be arranged in colorectal, foregut, organ transplant, surgical endoscopy and/or interventional radiology, depending on the fellow’s interests.
  • Both basic science and clinical research opportunities are available during fellowship and fellows are expected to complete at least one clinical research project suitable for publication.

Why Providence?

  • Providence Portland Medical Center is one of three area hospitals where fellows will perform complex hepatobiliary surgery cases under supervision of attending staff.
  • Approximately 30% of all Oregon HPB cases are diagnosed and/or receive treatment at Providence. This provides our fellows with a high case volume and diverse operating experience.
  • Protected research time in association with Earle A. Chiles Research Institute allowing fellows to collaborate with an innovative team of physicians and scientists to improve cancer treatment methods – seamlessly joining lab research and clinical trials with medical practice.