Medical Education

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

We prepare our fellows to become experts in colorectal surgery.

The OhioHealth Colorectal Surgery Fellowship strives to train the next generation of colorectal surgeons with expertise in the field of treating diseases that affect the colon, rectum and anus. Since inception in 1974, 74 fellows have successfully completed the program and have been placed in roles all over the world.

NRMP Program Code: 1564060F0

Why Choose Colon and Rectal Surgery at Grant Medical Center

Our fellowship program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


Educational Focus and Surgical Skill Advancement

Wellness Curriculum.
Free services for nutrition, financial counseling, coaching, academic support and mental health care to ensure fellows have work-life balance.

Robust Didactics.
Access to clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction.

Faculty Mentorship.
Ability to freely discuss questions, cases and concerns with a solid network of experienced physicians with a passion for learning.

Your Success Starts Here.

Our fellowship gives you a strong foundation for long-term success during your year of training. It includes, but is not limited to the following:

Program Objectives

The overall goal of this program is to provide our fellows with an educational experience that prepares you for independent practice. Some additional objectives of our program include:

  • The evaluation by clinical history and physical examination and the prescription of treatment for patients with disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract and anus
  • Evaluation and interpretation of imaging studies of the bowel, including plain and contrast x-rays, CT and MRI scans, ultrasound studies, angiography and radionucleotide scintigraphy
  • Recognition of common colorectal conditions by the studying of gross anatomy and hystology studies
  • Performance of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, including anoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy, and laparoscopy
  • Planning, patient preparation, performance and follow-up care of operative procedures of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Recognition and management of complications of colon and rectal diseases and operations
  • Performance of common anorectal office procedures, such as banding of hemorrhoids, drainage of abscesses, excision of thrombosed hemorrhoids, etc.
  • Performance and/or evaluation of defecography, intestinal transit studies, as well as anorectal manometry and transrectal ultrasound studies
  • Actively participate and meet expected goals with respect to colon and rectal research project using clinical, animal and bench information or through investigation
Simulation Training

Simulation training at OhioHealth provides 24/7 access to fellows across three medical campuses; Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Doctors Hospital. 

  • The Education Center at Grant Medical Center is equipped with three patient simulators, 15 models, virtual reality training and a cadaver lab. 
  • The Center for Medical Education and Innovation at Riverside Methodist Hospital uses four adult patient simulators. It is also configured with virtual hospital rooms, such as, an operating room, intensive care unit, trauma suite, and patient room.
  • The Simulation and Education Center at Doctors Hospital provides virtual trainers, task trainers and a hospital based anatomical lab.
Rotation Opportunities

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center serves as our program’s base. It’s a traditional community hospital providing a supportive, close-knit environment. The surrounding area is home to diverse populations, including rural and underserved patients who’ll benefit from your care.

OhioHealth and partnering providers offer training at other locations, including:

  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellow Well-Being

We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our fellows to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following.

  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Wellness Days
  • Free on-site fitness center membership 
  • Onsite, free parking
  • OhioHealth employee assistance programs
  • OhioHealth Associate Health services
  • Pastoral care
Extracurricular Activities

Take the opportunity to attend various activities throughout the year including, social outings like bowling, a holiday party and OhioHealth-sponsored events.