Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship


Dr. Karen E. Gibbs is the Program Director of the Staten Island University Hospital's Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship.

Fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital

The SIUH MIS Fellowship is a one-year program. It is designed to offer an opportunity to gain both technical skills and knowledge in advanced laparoscopic surgery. This occurs through direct clinical activity, education, and involvement in scholarly research activity. The fellow is involved in the work-up and management of patients requiring gastrointestinal, endocrine, colorectal and obesity surgery.

The fellow is involved in general surgery resident training. This includes involvement in the MIS skill training labs as well as developing presentations for resident education. Clinical research is also an integral part of the program. The fellowship does include some exposure to basic flexible endoscopy. Current time distribution is: 70% clinical work, 20% educational activities and 10% research.

Fellowship Applications

SIUH currently offers one Fellowship position each year matched through the Fellowship Council. Applications can be completed through the http://www.fellowshipcouncil.org/. All interviews will be extended through this process.

Contact Information

Karen E. Gibbs, MD, FACS
Division of Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305