Overview

The Providence Cancer Center Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for our fellows to work with our renowned medical team to build upon their competency in the surgical specialty/subspecialty gained during their residency. 

Our programs offer a high volume of cases, academic opportunities and mentorship by leading surgeons. Our curriculums are designed to give each fellow the opportunity to work with multiple physicians and perform a variety of procedures.

We currently offer five surgical fellowship programs:

Colorectal Surgery
How to apply
This opportunity is in conjunction with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). The colorectal fellow rotates at four different hospitals, benefitting from exposure to a wide variety of practice opportunities and education models.

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
How to apply
Providence Cancer Center created a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery fellowship position in 2008. The fellowship program trains physicians who have completed a general surgery residency and have a particular interest in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.

Program director Paul Hansen, M.D., is fellowship trained in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery. Our program has strong experience in minimally invasive, robotic and open surgical procedures. Our practice includes both benign and malignant disease processes. 

Our program offers a high volume of cases, academic opportunities and mentorship by leading surgeons in the field of minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal, and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Our application process is through The Fellowship Council. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery
How to apply
The GI/MIS Fellow attends clinics staffed by an attending where preoperative and postoperative patients are seen. There is typically 1 clinic day per week. On occassion the Fellow will see patients in the outpatient clinic on their own - these are usually postoperative patients that the Fellow has cared for. Once a month, the Fellows attend an outpatient clinic in an underserved area of the Oregon coast with Dr Swanstrom. Once again, this includes both consults, preoperative visits and postoperative visits. 

Minimally Invasive Upper GI (Foregut) Surgery
How to apply
The Foregut/MIS Fellow attends clinics staffed by an attending where preoperative and postoperative patients are seen. There is typically 1 clinic day per week. On occassion the Fellow will see patients in the outpatient clinic on their own - these are usually postoperative patients that the Fellow has cared for. The Foregut Fellow also participates in the motility lab to perform and interpret GI physiology tests and perform upper endoscopies. Once a month, the Fellows attend an outpatient clinic in an underserved area of the Oregon coast with Dr Swanstrom. Once again, this includes both consults, preoperative visits and postoperative visits. 

Oral, Head and Neck Surgery
For more information on how to apply, please contact us.
This opportunity is in conjunction with Legacy Emanuel Hospital. Founded in 1992, the Portland fellowship is based within the Head and Neck Surgical Associates (HNSA) and was the first fellowship to train OMS specifically in cancer surgery. The caselog spans the entire scope of head and neck surgery, from tracheal resection to skull base. Rotations on medical and radiation oncology complement the fellow's surgical experience.