Fellowship Program


The MIS/Bariatric Fellowship is primarily a clinical fellowship with a broad mix of surgical cases including general and bariatric surgery. For the large majority of cases, the fellow is the operating surgeon and the attending is the assistant. The fellow is appointed as an Instructor within the Department of Surgery.

Clinical responsibilities include all aspects of care of the MIS/Bariatric patient from initial clinic visit to post-operative visits. The operative experience includes: foregut surgery including antireflux procedures; Heller myotomy and paraesophageal hernia repair; weight loss surgery including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revisional surgery, and adjustable gastric banding; bowel resection; solid organ surgery such as splenectomy, adrenalectomy, and living donor nephrectomy; hernia surgery including groin, ventral, and incisional; robotic surgery; and surgical endoscopy.

The fellowship includes involvement in educational and research programs. Our interests in these

areas include surgical simulation, NOTES, surgical education, and clinical outcomes. It is expected that the fellows will participate in, present and publish results of this research. Teaching responsibilities include demonstration of MIS techniques to all levels of medical students and surgical residents.

Special Features:

We have done our best to preserve the "general" nature of our fellowship in order to give fellows a broad experience in Minimally Invasive Surgery. We continue to provide experience in advanced upper GI surgery, weight loss surgery, and solid organ surgery, and have added a tremendous experience in surgical endoscopy such as ERCP and interventional procedures for bariatric complications. The opportunities for research and educational activities are exceptional. We have vibrant programs in the areas of device development, NOTES, and simulation. Our program is what you make of it and can be a period of substantial growth toward an academic or general surgery career.

The program has a three year accreditation from the Fellowship Council and is fully funded for two fellows by the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships.

Basic Program Information:

Name:  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
Location:  Hershey, Pennsylvania
Participating Site(s):  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Participating University(s):  Penn State University
Participating Faculty Member(s): Randy Haluck, MD; Ann Rogers, MD; Jerome Lyn Sue, MD;  Eric Pauli, MD

Contact Information For Questions:

Ms. Patti Karstetter
Phone: 717-531-7462
Email: pkarstetter@hmc.psu.edu
Web: http://www.pennstatehershey.org/mis/


Facilities Available: Dry Lab

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is an ACS Accredited Education Institution which includes the Penn State Clinical Simulation Center. We are also a certified FLS testing center and have four certified examiners on staff.

Application Information:

Does this Program accept applications from residents outside of the U.S. or Canada?:  Yes

Licensure Requirements and Information:

Fellows must have completed an ACGME-approved general surgery residency program OR be a fully trained surgeon eligible for unrestricted licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The physicians entering into the fellowship are hired as faculty, not residents. Because of this, the must be a US citizen or hold a H1B Visa, O1 Visa or a Green card. In order to participate in the Fellowship program, the fellow needs to obtain an unrestricted Pennsylvania license (MD license) and a federal DEA license.

You may view the application for graduates of unaccredited medical schools as well as the application for graduates of accredited medical schools on the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine website.

If you should have any questions regarding these forms or the items required, please phone the Board directly at 717-783-1400 and select option 3 to speak to a specialist, or e-mail them directly.

Information regarding application for a DEA license is available on the DEA website.

Fellowship Opportunity

Number of Positions Available:  1
Type of Fellowship:  MIS/Bariatric Surgery
Duration:  1 year
Start Day:  July 1
End Day: June 30
Is this a salaried position?  Yes
Is the salary guaranteed for the year?  Yes
Is there funding available beyond salary for meeting attendance, research, etc?  Yes
Call Responsibilities:  Yes
Teaching Responsibilities:  Yes
Courses/Academic Presentations:  Yes
Does reimbursement for the above make up part of the salary?  No

Program Director(s) Detailed Information

Randy Haluck, MD, FACS
Years at Institution:  15
Years as Program Director:  15
Board Certification:  Board Certified
Society Memberships:   SAGES, ACS, SSAT, SLS, Other

Ann M. Rogers MD, FACS
Years at Institution:
Years as Program Director:  6
Board Certification:  Board Certified
Society Memberships:  SAGES, ACS, ASMBS, SLS, Other

Percentage of Time Spent in Clinical Activity:  90%
Percentage of Time Spent in Research Activity: 10%