Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Surgical team.


The one-year Emory Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship is a non-ACGME program offered by the Division of Colorectal Surgery. The fellowship's primary objectives are to teach competent general surgeons the specialized diagnosis and minimally invasive surgical management of diseases and disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus, and expose them to the principles of surgical outcomes research.

Fellows will gain experience in a broad range of colon and rectal practices and diseases at different campuses across Emory, learn robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery techniques, and engage in research under the leadership of Glen Balch, MD. Fellows will perform as both operating surgeon and teaching assistant. The year will be split between clinical and scholarly activities, with approximately 50% of their time dedicated to research efforts. Fellows will be required to submit at least two manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Program Length and Structure

  • One Year

  • 50% Research, 50% Clinical

  • Fellowship starts in July of each year

Emory University Hospital

Training Facilities

Fellows may train at any of the following four Emory Healthcare locations:

Qualifications for Applicants

  • Must have high quality academic output

  • Be a medical doctor

  • Eligible applicants can apply through the Emory Careers Website

Core Faculty

Glen C. Balch, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory
– Program Coordinator, Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship Contact

For questions regarding this fellowship or other research opportunities, please contact Amethyst Gartrell.