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Colorectal Research Fellowship

The Pediatric Colorectal Research Fellowship is a 1-2 year program that accepts two clinical fellows and one research fellow per year. During the fellowship, fellows conduct research on the treatment and long-term outcomes of patients with pediatric colorectal problems, which may also include surgical assistant responsibilities. Based on the fellow's interests, collaboration with our basic science colleagues in the area of tissue engineering 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.


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:

Marc A. Levitt, M.D.
Division Chief, Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction
Children’s National Hospital
111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010