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Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The University of Nebraska Medical School and College of Medicine two year pediatric surgery fellowship in Omaha is an integrated experience between two world class institutions (UNMC and Children's Hospital & Medical Center). Approximately 90% of the fellow's operative experience will take place at Children's. This situation offers the best of both worlds to our fellow. The University setting offers a world class NICU and general surgery residency. This includes an experience which incorporates the University's renowned intestinal rehabilitation service for six months during second year. Children's Hospital & Medical Center is a free standing, state of the art, modern Children's hospital that will serve as the primary clinical location for  training.

Off service rotations during the first year will include PICU, NICU and a one week ECMO course.

The second year will be more flexible for off service rotations. Experiences in Cardiothoracic, Anesthesia, Plastic Surgery, ENT, and Transplantation are available.

In between the first and second year we offer a unique medicolegal experience with the Colorado Physicians Insurance Company. This will specifically deal with pediatric surgical risk management review.

While on service our pediatric surgery faculty have extensive experiences in minimally invasive abdominal and chest surgery, as well as aero-digestive endoscopies.

For all applicants and especially those with families: Omaha is consistently ranked as one of the least stressful, most livable cities in the United States.

For further information regarding fellowships, please contact:

Robert Cusick, M.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE  68114

Telephone: (402) 955-7400
Fax: (402) 955-7405


Miranda Downing
Graduate Medical Education Specialist or (402) 955-6061

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