• Advanced GI MIS Fellowship Program-Dr. Belyansky

  • Igor Belyanksy

    The Advanced GI MIS Fellowship program at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is designed for graduates of an accredited general surgery residency who are ready to progress their training in the areas of advanced gastrointestinal surgery, flexible endoscopy and abdominal wall reconstruction.

    As a fellow in our program, 50% of your time will be spent concentrating on the full spectrum of gastrointestinal surgery with a strict focus on diseases of the foregut, as well as experience with solid organ resection and surgery of the large and small bowel. The rest of the time will be spent receiving extensive training in the field of abdominal wall reconstruction. This experience will include unique opportunity to master the latest minimally invasive reconstructive techniques, laparoscopically and robotically, in a center with the highest MIS reconstructive series in the world to-date. In addition, you will also get extensive experience with open reconstructive techniques. 

    Our fellowship opportunity will prepare you for a life-long career in advanced GI surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. Our curriculum provides ongoing educational and research activities to ensure you the experience, resources and mentorship needed to meet your individual advancement goals. Our dedicated faculty are committed to your education. All training activities are appropriately supervised to ensure your competency and progressive autonomy throughout the program. One of the key quality features of our program is the Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center that is located onsite at AAMC and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Education Institute. SAIL is a 10,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers dynamic simulation, research and educational opportunities. As the second busiest surgical hospital in Maryland, you are assured to encounter a remarkable breadth and volume of experience in a welcoming, modern environment.

    Over the years, our fellow alumni have gone on to establish successful clinical careers and many have ascended to clinical, academic and surgical societal leadership roles.

    Please explore our website to get more details on the fellowship opportunities that are available to you at AAMC. I wish you success in your career and hope to meet you in Annapolis.

    Igor Belyansky, MD
    Fellowship Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery



  • The Advanced GI MIS Fellowship program at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is designed for medical professionals who have completed a General Surgery Residency and are ready to advance their training in the areas of advanced gastrointestinal surgery, flexible endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. As a fellow in this program, you will gain the skills and experience you need to function as an independent surgeon and build new programs in advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery, with a strong emphasis in advanced flexible endoscopy.

    Mission

    As a fellow in our Advanced GI MIS Fellowship program you will:

    • Provide the latest in advanced medical and surgical care for patients with diseases through minimal access techniques
    • Investigate, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment options to patients and their families
    • Perform minimally invasive operative procedures
    • Provide pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care
  • Faculty

  • To ensure you receive complete and balanced fellowship training, we have developed a curriculum that concentrates on the full spectrum of gastrointestinal surgery with a strict focus on diseases of the foregut. You will gain extensive exposure and experience in hernia surgery, solid organ resection and surgery of the large and small bowel, as well as experience in bariatric and metabolic care.

    As a fellow in the program, you will be involved in the training of general surgery residents and medical students. Fellows may be expected to supervise clinical, research and/or administrative activities. Fellows and Chief Residents will not have primary responsibility for the same patient.

    At the completion of the Advanced GI MIS Fellowship program you will have the skills needed to become a surgeon in these areas:

    • Advanced laparoscopy
    • Foregut
    • Midgut
    • Hindgut
    • Solid organ
    • Abdominal wall and retroperitoneum
    • Hepatobiliary system

    You will spend the majority of your Advanced GI MIS Fellowship training onsite at AAMC and in our outpatient clinic.

    As a fellow in the Advanced GI MIS Fellowship program, you will participate in the following conferences:

    • Innovations in Surgery – a monthly, multi-site, international live video conference co-directed by AAMC and the Cleveland Clinic
    • Monthly Minimally Invasive Surgery Teaching Rounds
    • Monthly Grand Rounds as part of Surgical Services Quality Forum
    • Monthly Journal Club
    • Weekly Morbidity and Mortality
    • Weekly Research meeting with other fellows, residents and students, conducted by faculty

    Applications for the Advanced GI MIS Fellowship must be submitted through the Fellowship Council. To apply, applicants must log onto the Fellowship Council website.