Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Laparoendoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital Fellowship in Laparoendoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery is to produce world class leaders and clinical experts in the fields of surgical endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery by providing trainees with the superior clinical and academic skills and opportunities.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital Fellowship in Laparoendoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery is to produce world class leaders and clinical experts in the fields of surgical endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery by providing trainees with the superior clinical and academic skills and opportunities.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Fellowship is a 1 year program. It is a busy, broad-based clinical fellowship with the unique feature of combining advanced laparoscopic surgery with flexible endoscopy. The Division of General Surgery is a fully independent division within the department of surgery and includes 6 attendings. Fellows participate in a broad range of laparoscopic surgical procedures which include Nissen and Toupet fundoplication, Heller myotomy, splenectomy, ventral hernia repair and inguinal hernia repair. The service also features an independent Surgical Endoscopy Center (SEC) where all forms of advanced therapeutic endoscopy are performed by surgeons. Procedures such as therapeutic ERCP, pseudocyst drainage, intestinal stenting, Dilation, EMR and management of GI bleeding are conducted in addition to the usual upper and lower endoscopic cases. Fellows participate in running the service, oversee their own outpatient clinic, conduct a weekly service conference, and have the opportunity to operate at three different hospitals.

In addition, the Division runs a 6000 sq ft Education Center where animate courses in advanced laparoscopic surgery and flexible endoscopy are regularly conducted. This Center features a simulation laboratory where residents and fellows can practice their skills on box trainers and virtual reality simulators. This fellowship offers an excellent blend of clinical experience in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The program offers some exposure to clinical research opportunities encouraging fellows to present yearly.

Special Features of the Fellowship include Advanced therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, endoluminal stents, endoscopic mucosal resection, GI bleed management and endoscopic management of GERD. Breadth of advanced laparoscopic cases include Donor Nephrectomy, Nissen fundoplication, Hiatal hernia repair, Heller Myotomy, ventral hernia repair, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, inguinal hernia repair, and biliary surgery.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Endoscopic/Laparoscopic Fellowship is a 1 year program. It is a busy, broad-based clinical fellowship with the unique feature of combining advanced laparoscopic surgery with flexible endoscopy. The Division of General Surgery is a fully independent division within the department of surgery and includes 6 attendings. Fellows participate in a broad range of laparoscopic surgical procedures which include Nissen and Toupet fundoplication, Heller myotomy, splenectomy, ventral hernia repair and inguinal hernia repair. The service also features an independent Surgical Endoscopy Center (SEC) where all forms of advanced therapeutic endoscopy are performed by surgeons. Procedures such as therapeutic ERCP, pseudocyst drainage, intestinal stenting, Dilation, EMR and management of GI bleeding are conducted in addition to the usual upper and lower endoscopic cases. Fellows participate in running the service, oversee their own outpatient clinic, conduct a weekly service conference, and have the opportunity to operate at three different hospitals.

In addition, the Division runs a 6000 sq ft Education Center where animate courses in advanced laparoscopic surgery and flexible endoscopy are regularly conducted. This Center features a simulation laboratory where residents and fellows can practice their skills on box trainers and virtual reality simulators. This fellowship offers an excellent blend of clinical experience in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The program offers some exposure to clinical research opportunities encouraging fellows to present yearly.

Special Features of the Fellowship include Advanced therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, endoluminal stents, endoscopic mucosal resection, GI bleed management and endoscopic management of GERD. Breadth of advanced laparoscopic cases include Donor Nephrectomy, Nissen fundoplication, Hiatal hernia repair, Heller Myotomy, ventral hernia repair, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, inguinal hernia repair, and biliary surgery.

Goals & Objectives

The goal of this fellowship is to provide trainees with the necessary skills to become leaders in the field of Laparoendoscopic surgery.

The objectives of the fellowship are:

  • To provide the appropriate clinical exposure to laparoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy
  • To provide the research environment to help the fellows initiate, perform, and complete projects related to laparoscopy and endoscopy
  • To provide the academic environment for the fellow to develop teaching, leadership, and mentoring skills

Goals & Objectives

The goal of this fellowship is to provide trainees with the necessary skills to become leaders in the field of Laparoendoscopic surgery.

The objectives of the fellowship are:

  • To provide the appropriate clinical exposure to laparoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy
  • To provide the research environment to help the fellows initiate, perform, and complete projects related to laparoscopy and endoscopy
  • To provide the academic environment for the fellow to develop teaching, leadership, and mentoring skills

Fast Facts

Accreditation

The Fellowship Council

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Program was established in 2002

95% of program is clinical with 5% research

452 cases with 877 procedures in 2019-2020 fellowship year

Clinical Experience

Year 1
Fellow responsible for running the MIS General Surgery clinic.

Clinical Experience

Year 1
Fellow responsible for running the MIS General Surgery clinic.

Your Faculty

Jose M. Martinez, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Robert Bowles, MD
Asst. Professor of Clinical Surgery

Robert Cubas, MD
Asst. Professor of Clinical Surgery

Alumni Placements Include:

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Alumni Placements Include:

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine