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Colorectal Research Fellowship

The Pediatric Colorectal Research Fellowship is a 1-2 year program. During the fellowship, fellows conduct research on the treatment and long-term outcomes of patients with pediatric colorectal problems, which may also include clinic and operating room responsibilities. Based on the fellow's interests, collaboration with our basic science colleagues will be encouraged and fostered.

The Division of Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction at Children’s National Hospital formally integrates all specialties involved in providing complete care of the colon, rectum and pelvis in kids, including colorectal surgery, urology, gynecology and GI motility. This environment provides a unique experience for Pediatric Colorectal Research fellows.

Clinical and Research Components

Supervisory and Patient Care Responsibilities

Didactic Sessions and Teaching Methods

Fellow Supervision and Evaluation

Curriculum, Faculty and Staff, and Other Training Opportunities


Eligible candidates should have completed at least two years of general surgery training at an ACGME-approved (or international equivalent) general surgical residency. If the candidate has not completed USMLE testing, then they must be certified and in good standing by the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). 

International applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing their surgery training and obtain surgical assistant credentialing. 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.

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 Research Fellowship
Associate Chief, Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
Director, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010

Current Fellows

Meet our current colorectal surgical fellows and discover more about what brought them to Children's National Hospital, what excites them about the fellowship and what a typical day looks like.