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Below is a list of fellowships in the Department of Surgery.

  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    Rifat Latifi, M.D., FACS, FICS
    Program Director

    Thank you for your interest in our ACGME accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (SCCF) Program at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College. The SCCF at WMC/NYMC has a long tradition and is one of the oldest surgical critical care fellowships in the USA, established by our former Chairman Dr. Louis R.M. Del Guercio (one of the founders and past presidents of the Society of Critical Care Medicine) and the current Chairman, Dr. John A. Savino. Our rich academic tradition, has enabled us to train a number of surgical critical care leaders in the world, and continues to be a sought after surgical critical care training program. 


  • Advanced GI / MIS Fellowship

Ashutosh Kaul, M.D., FACS
Program Director

The program emphasizes Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Bands, Revisions), Foregut Surgery (Esophagectomy, Nissen, Achalasia, Paraesophageal, Gastric pacemakers, Pancreas), Colonic surgery, Hernias and oncologic staging.  There is close relationship with the other services and the fellows get a varied exposure to technically challenging cases in Urology (staging for prostate Ca, prostatectomy, Nephrectomy, and radical cystectomy with intracorporeal ileal conduit creation) and Gynecology (Hysterectomy, oophorectomy – assistance in complex cases). 


  • International Fellowship

    Roberto Bergamaschi, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS, FASCRS, FACS
    Program Director

    The International Research Fellowship creates a mutually beneficial relationship between academic surgeons at Westchester Medical Center and aspiring researchers from abroad. Our training will provide you with an understanding of the principles of clinical research and enable you to critically evaluate studies. This collaboration between institutions will also involve instruction on how to carry out clinical studies, from conception of research questions through design, conduct, analysis, presentation, write-up and publication.

    At our state-of-the art quaternary care facility, home to a level I trauma center, fellows will learn from professionals devoted to clinical excellence and researchers striving for the highest levels of scientific rigor. Accepted applicants will be exposed to new experiences from perspectives of our cultural environment and the health care delivery system. Westchester Medical Center shares faculty and a campus with New York Medical College. Our affiliated institutions both regard clinical research as among our highest priorities.

    You will be expected to make valuable contributions to our research efforts. You will also grow tremendously as a scientist, gaining insights from mentors and learning to interact effectively with diverse team members. The Department of Surgery encourages presenting at several large meetings each year, including the AAST, EAST, ASA, ASC, WTA, SCCM, and the ACS. Completing the one to two year program will produce tangible benefits; in addition to presentations, you will have opportunities to co-author publications and observe academic surgeons as they progress through exciting career paths.


For more information about our fellowship programs contact the Department of Surgery at (914) 493-8099.