As a direct result of a very productive relationship between the AHPBA and the Fellowship Council, the AHPBA's Committee on education and training has developed the current gold standard for HPB surgical education.
The accredited HPB programs (list found here) are accredited via a methodical, surgically-minded educational process with demonstrated leadership and excellence in HPB clinical, research, and educational domains. All programs match their applicants via the fellowship council's electronic match process.
HPB Match via the Fellowship Council
Foundation for Surgical Fellowships
The need for general surgery fellowships is well established. The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships (FSF) exists to fund these fellowships. Our ability to provide support to programs across the country is wholly dependent upon the donations we receive. For more information, please view the FSF brochure and newsletter.
You may make your tax-deductible contribution via the FSF website at: surgicalfellowships.org/becomedonor.php, or mail your donation to: Foundation for Surgical Fellowships, 11300 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste 600, Los Angeles, CA 90064
4th AHPBA HPB Surgery Fellows Course
HPB Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center is proud to have hosted the 4th AHPBA HPB Surgery Fellows Course, August 23-24, 2015. Twenty-five HPB fellows from the United States and Canada as well as two international fellows traveled to Charlotte, NC for the course which began with a full day of ultrasound training under the direction of Dr. Ellen Hagopian, followed by a gala dinner event. Attendees enjoyed presentations by Drs. Javier Lendoire “The Role of AHPBA in Your Career,” Rohan Jeyarajah “Contemporary Issues for HPB Fellows,” and a special talk by Nicholas Demartines on “ERAS for HPB: Lessons Learned in Europe.”
The second day featured the live broadcast of a laparoscopic liver resection and a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy performed by Drs. David Iannitti and Ryan Swan with concurrent lectures by Drs. John Martinie, Susan Orloff and Gazi Zibari with discussions by Drs. Rohan Jeyarajah, Javier Lendoire, Nicholas Demartines, and Ellen Hagopian. The course concluded with the fellows performing laparoscopic HPB procedures in the animal OR lab with the instruction of the above faculty. In addition to the in-depth ultrasound training and hands-on learning of minimally invasive HPB techniques, the fellows received an invaluable experience in establishing connections with their peers and leadership in the field. We look forward to the program in 2016! View the photo gallery.
HPB Fellowship Certificate of Completion Awardees
The AHPBA congratulates those members who successfully completed their HPB Fellowship training and have fulfilled the surgical training curriculum requirements, as set forth by the AHPBA and the Fellowship Council. These individuals were recognized at the AHPBA Annual Meeting. View past award winners
AHPBA Curriculum & Case Requirements
All HPB fellowships adhere to the highest educational standards that include a well designed curriculum and defined case log requirements that are set by HPB field experts. The curriculum is currently being updated to become web-based, resource-linked, and accessible via the American Board of Surgery SCORE platform.
Links to current AHPBA fellowship curriculum
Log into the Fellowship Council Case Log at fellowshipcaselog.org. For username and password, contact your program coordinator.
Other Educational Opportunities
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