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Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Dr. Karamjit Koko S. Khanduja

Mount Carmel has a rich heritage of providing high-quality Graduate Medical Education training, and that legacy will continue with the addition of our new Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship program.

Under the direction of Mount Carmel surgeon Dr. Karamjit Koko S. Khanduja and six other experienced teaching faculty, the one-year fellowship will train one resident each year at Columbus, Ohio’s Mount Carmel East Hospital. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME and will supplement six other ACGME-approved residency programs at Mount Carmel.

Mount Carmel East is home to two busy colorectal practices, with a high volume of abdominal, anorectal and endoscopy procedures with , laparoscopic and open resections, and complex anorectal and fistula repair work. A robotic surgery program is underway as well, and the hospital has offered transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) since 1990 and was on the forefront of laproscopic colectomies.

In addition to the program’s expert faculty, residents will have the support of a dedicated colorectal nurse practitioner, cancer and genetic navigators, and an enterostomal therapist in their training. Our GI lab is equipped with state-of-the art endoscopy, manometry and endorectal ultrasonography equipment, and our nurses are skilled and trained to perform endoscopy and physiologic testing.

Residents will spend two of their 12 months of training at sister hospital Mount Carmel West and Green Street Surgery Center. Mount Carmel West is the system’s major teaching hospital, with six other residency programs. In addition to having many of the same procedures and technologies available at Mount Carmel East, the West campus has a large library and learning center with skilled librarians, technical and support personal. It’s also home to a newly built Clinical Skills & Simulation Center. Green Street Surgery Center is located just a few hundred feet away from the hospital and is the place where the faculty does many of its endoscopies and simple anorectal surgeries.

For more information about the Mount Carmel Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, please contact Tashanna Thorns at (614) 234-7505 or tashanna.thorns@mchs.com.

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