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Posted July 17, 2013
ACGME Accredits New Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at All Children’s

A new pediatric surgery fellowship program at All Children's Hospital earned approval from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), less than a year after a new All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency program was accredited. 

Led by Paul Danielson, M.D., Medical Director of the Pediatric Surgery Program at ACH, the program joins a small number of pediatric surgery fellowships in the U.S. and Canada.

"Our fellowship will enroll adult surgeons who have already completed seven years of postgraduate training," says Danielson.  "We will provide an additional two years of training in the highly specialized field of pediatric general surgery, including neonatal surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric trauma surgery, pediatric advanced miniature access surgery, and other complex procedures."

 "We were very pleased that our application to the ACGME for a pediatric fellowship was approved without any reservations by the review committee," added Paul Colombani, M.D., Chair of Pediatric Surgery for ACH JHM and Director of Pediatric Surgery at Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. "I owe it to the outstanding general and thoracic surgery clinical program at All Children's Hospital and the teaching program we created with the help of the pediatric surgery training program at Johns Hopkins."

All Children's will begin accepting applications via the NRMP 2014 Match for both pediatric surgery program and its pediatric residency program on Sept. 1.

"The accreditation of the new pediatric surgery fellowship program within one year of the accreditation of the new pediatric residency program at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is another milestone on our fast-paced journey into the future of graduate medical education," said Chad Brands, M.D., Director of Medical Education at All Children's. "We invite students, residents and fellows to join us on what promises to be an exciting adventure in Florida."