This is a busy clinical fellowship where the trainee will experience daily teaching by first assisting, and then performing a broad variety of common, as well as some infrequent, advanced laparoscopic procedures.
The fellow manages the pre- and post-operative care of the minimally invasive surgery/bariatric service. At least one clinical research project will be required during the year. The fellow will also attend the SAGES meeting, the American Hernia Society and other relevant surgical conferences.
Ibrahim M. Daoud, MD, fellowship program director, is a national expert and innovator in both minimally invasive inguinal and ventral hernia repair, of which he repairs 10-15 per week. He also conducts a monthly training program for general surgeons. He has been doing Laparoscopic surgery since 1990. The fellow runs the laparoscopic service and can expect to operate three to five days a week. The fellow is on call weekdays and two holiday weekends a year.
More than 2,000 laparoscopic cases have been performed at the center. Of those, more than 1,000 cases were not covered by the residents because of their 80-hour work week.
Ibrahim M. Daoud, M.D.
Section Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery