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Colorectal Fellowship

Our Division of Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction at Children’s National Hospital has developed the Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, which is 1-2 years in duration.

Clinical and Research Components

Supervisory and Patient Care Responsibilities

Clinical Procedural Requirements

Didactic Sessions and Teaching Methods

Curriculum, Faculty and Staff, and Other Training Opportunities


Eligible candidates should have completed two or three years of general surgery training at an ACGME-approved (or equivalent) general surgical residency.

International applicants must have completed their pediatric surgery training and have all 3 levels of USMLE and the ability to secure a District of Columbia training license. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Designated Institutional Official, the Program Director, and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources in advance of the letter of offer.

Eligibility for international candidates

Eligible candidates should have completed at least three years of general surgery or urology, or four years of gynecological training at an ACGME-approved (or equivalent) residency.

Applicants should:

  • Be fully licensed physicians in good standing in their home country. 
  • Have current clinical responsibilities in the field that would be enhanced by the additional Children’s National Hospital training.
  • Have plans to return to their home country to develop a colorectal program there
  • Demonstrate a need in their home country for the clinical services for which this program will train.
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and academic achievements to be successful.
  • Possess the support of their home institution and demonstrate that they will be able to implement a program upon return.
  • Have the potential for ongoing collaboration and engagement of fellow/institution with Children’s National Hospital

International applicants must have completed or been in the process of completing their pediatric surgery training. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the program director, Andrea Badillo.  

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation from pediatric surgeons with whom they have worked with via email or mail to:

Andrea Tereza Badillo
Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship
Associate Chief, Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
Director, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010

Colorectal Fellows-Thomas-Xu

Meet Our Colorectal Surgical Fellows

Thomas, one of three fellows, believes that the most exciting part of the Colorectal Fellowship Program is being able to work with a fantastic multidisciplinary team consisting of excellent nurses, advanced practice providers, administrative staff, urologists, gynecologists, and colorectal surgeons.

Colorectal Fellows-Thomas-Xu