SLS Team Fellowships

Training Especially Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgeons

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons is committed to providing educational opportunities to Residents and Fellows in Training who are interested in pursuing a career in minimally invasive surgery. Listed below are fellowships to assist and train up-and-coming surgeons.

A very small number of highly qualified centers with high surgical volumes have been awarded the privilege to be sites for these highly prestigious fellowships.

These centers are academically sound and respected and fellow will have the opportunity to grow in the desired direction.The fellow will have ample exposure in a year within that discipline.

SLS is proud to present with the following programs:

Carlos Pellegrini and Brant Oelschlager Surgical Simulation Fellowship
University of Washington
Program Director: Robert Sweet, MD

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery
Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Program Director: Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Benign and Malignant Pathologies
NYU Winthrop Hospital, Clinical Campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Program Director: Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery
Atlanta Center for minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine
Program Director: Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS


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For Preceptors and Institutions:


Article I. Eligibility

The preceptee must have completed a certified residency program in the United States. Also, the preceptee must have or be able to obtain a medical license to practice in the State where the fellowship is located.

If the preceptee is from outside of the United States, the preceptee must:

  1. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or;
  2. Obtain license and privileges to practice medicine in the state and the hospital they are applying to.

This will allow preceptee to scrub in to surgeries and have patient contact.

If license is not obtained, there is an option to be accepted as “SLS Research Fellow” for a one year or two year period without the opportunity to scrub in or have patient contact. Additional specific documentation for the individual Fellowship Program may be required.

Article II. Requirements

The fellow will work side by side with the preceptor and other designated members of the fellowship training team in the office and the operating room. The fellow will participate in the pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative care of patients. Call coverage will be required. Academic activities such as research, publications, presentations and teaching junior staff will be required.

Article III. Benefits

A stipend will be available for the fellowship year for candidates with license and privileges. The program will provide malpractice insurance. Paid travel and expense to one annual educational meeting or conference will be covered. All benefits will be provided by the individual Fellowship programs. Complete benefits will be discussed with applicants through the individual Fellowship program.

Article IV. Documentation of the Fellowship

At the successful completion of the fellowship, each fellow will receive a certificate from program director and SLS noting the successful completion of advanced laparoscopic and robotic assisted training.