Surgical Oncology Program Clinical Sites
The Division of Surgical Oncology is divided into two teams. One team concentrates on head and neck malignancies, breast tumor management, and endocrine tumors. The second team has a major interest in hepatobiliary, pancreas, esophagus, colorectal, sarcoma, and melanoma, with particular emphasis on minimally invasive approaches. The fellow's surgical oncology core time will be divided between these two groups.
There are also rotations in Medical Oncology (4 weeks), Radiation Oncology (4 weeks), and Pathology (4 weeks). The first year fellow spends 9 months on the core RWMC teams and the other months on the Breast Service at Women & Infants Hospital, Radiation Oncology, and Pathology. The second year includes 4 months of research time, a 1 month rotation on the Gynecologic Oncology Service at Women & Infants, 2 months on the Mt. Sinai Surgical Oncology Service, and 3 months on RWMC core services. Medical Oncology and an International Elective are completed during the second year as well. There is an optional 3-year program that emphasizes laboratory and grant writing skills. This track is directed towards developing the surgical oncologist as a clinical and laboratory investigator capable of competing for independent funding.