Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Benign and Malignant Pathologies

Under the directorship of Dr. Farr Nezhat, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, is offering a 1-year or 2-year minimally invasive surgery fellowship program starting July 1, 2016. An exception can be made for the start date to be January 1, 2016.

Dr. Farr Nezhat is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. He is a world-renowned authority in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of gynecological cancers and complex benign conditions such as uterine fibroids, pelvic masses and severe and multi-organ endometriosis.

The fellow will work side-by-side with a multidisciplinary team of providers and will rotate at both Winthrop University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals (Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lower Manhattan Hospital). Several other faculty members, including urogynecological and general surgeons, will work closely with the fellow.

The comprehensive program will offer:

  • Core training in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic, robotic, hysteroscopic, abdominal, and vaginal surgery for complex, benign and malignant conditions;
  • Training in risk management such as minimizing adverse events and managing laparoscopic, robotic and hysteroscopic complications;
  • Participation in clinical research;
  • Development of teaching and leadership skills;
  • Training in fiscal accountability

Winthrop University Hospital is Clinical Campus for Stony Brook School of Medicine. Winthrop University Hospital is a tertiary (Level III) care center with approximately 4,700 deliveries and over 3,500 surgical gynecological procedures annually. Winthrop has its own independent fully-accredited Ob/Gyn residency program (5 residents per PGY level) and a joined Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

In addition to the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Division, the Department has the following Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, General Ob/Gyn , Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Applicants for the fellowship program must be graduates of a 4-year accredited Ob/Gyn residency and hold a valid medical license, or otherwise be legally authorized to practice medicine in the State of New York.

Physicians outside the United States can apply for an Observership which would allow the applicant to observe in the operating room and on rounds. Observerships are approved by the Winthrop Hospital Human Resources an are subject to additional requirements.

Applicants should complete and submit the “2015-2016 Preceptee Application” online at https://soclapsurgeons.wufoo.com/forms/sls-fellowship-application/

For further information please contact either:

Joan Wasserman
Program Coordinator
Phone: 516 663-8657


Farr Nezhat, MD
Program Director
Phone: 516 -536-5656

To apply, please visit: https://soclapsurgeons.wufoo.com/forms/sls-fellowship-application/