The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program, led by Dr. Mark V. Mazziotti, program director, is one of the top Pediatric Surgery Fellowship programs in the nation. The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program has continual full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program accepts one resident per year. Applicants must have completed a five-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education General Surgery Residency Program and be board-eligible in general surgery.
This two-year residency is exclusively at Texas Children's Hospital, the largest children's hospital in the nation. Residents are exposed to a broad array of surgical cases and work closely with residents in pediatric medicine in the care of sick children.
The first year includes two to four months of elective time, which may be tailored to the trainee's special interests and career goals. In addition, the fellow spends one month in the neonatal intensive care unit. During the remainder of the year, he or she has senior responsibilities at Texas Children's Hospital. The second year is spent as chief fellow of the program.
The program strives to graduate fellows who excel as practitioners of pediatric surgery and become top leaders in the field, whether in academics or the private sector.