Letter From the ityRoboticThoracicAssociationApplicationPatient careAccreditation803InstitutionLEADERSHIPHPBNumber of Fellowshipsin Existence by YearProgram directorsFoundationIn the early days of fellowships there were a just handful arranged through a conversationand a handshake. In a few short years the number of programs grew exponentially andthe Fellowship Council (FC) emerged as the accrediting body in response to the need fora universal application and matching process. All the while, programs were supportedalmost exclusively by industry. With the advent of the Sunshine Act there arose a need fora third party funder of fellowships and the FSF was borne of that need.FELLOWSHIPAwards Advanced MISInnovationColorectalDemandDear Colleagues and Friends,Advanced training20042018What I have found in recent months is that there is confusion in the surgical communityabout the roles and working relationships of the Fellowship Council (FC), the FSF and theSponsoring Societies of the FC. What has also come to light is a fairly strong consensusamong industry in the intrinsic value of this advanced training, but also a need for harddata to illustrate the actual outcomes.GENERAL SURGERYEducationThis year’s annual report is aimed at bringing clarity where this is confusion whilehighlighting the work of the Foundation. I also want to share with you some exciting newdevelopments that begin to bridge the gap between anecdotal evidence and scientificconclusions. At the core of our work is the fellowship experience and I am proud to sharesome highlights from the most recent graduating class of fellows.Thank you for helping the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships to continue to advancesurgical care through advanced training.Sincerely,Mark Talamini, MD, MBA, President, Foundation for Surgical FellowshipsMARK TALAMINI, MD, MBAFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 2

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FSF & FC PARTNERSHIPFoundation for Surgical Fellowships FC provides various data to the FCwhich helps illustrate the impact offellowship trainingFOUNDED 2010 Funds programs, not individual fellows FC advocates for financial support ofthe FSF among its constituents Executes a blinded review process Awards programs based on amount of funds available for disbursementMISSION: The mission of the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships (FSF) is toprovide essential financial support for sustaining advanced general surgeryfellowships not funded by the ACGME.Fellowship Council FC supports the FSF with grant funds NEW THIS YEAR – The FC provided theFSF a report on practice pattern data,which helped demonstrate the impactof fellowship trainingFOUNDED 1997 Accredits general surgery fellowship programs Runs the match process of fellows to programs Members are fellowship programsMISSION: The Fellowship Council is an association of program directors andspecialty societies charged with oversight of fellowship training programs inorder to uphold uniformly high standards and produce well trained surgeons.Heidi Holmes of Applied Medical chatswith a fellowFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 4

Sponsoring Societies of the Fellowship CouncilThe societies which participate in the FC are referred to as Sponsoring Societies. Their representatives provide expertise on fellowshipprogram requirements and curriculum.The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) FOUNDED 1994Americas Hernia Society (AHS) FOUNDED 1997American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) FOUNDED 1899American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) FOUNDED 1983Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) FOUNDED 1960Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) FOUNDED 1980FSF & SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP Sponsoring Societies of the FC support the FSF with grant funds Society leaders advocate for support of the FSF among their members“My goal in pursuing MIS fellowship was to feel confidentpracticing at a tertiary referral center with complex patientsand have the skills to perform difficult, revisional cases in a waythat was safest for my patients. I will be joining an academicgroup focusing on bariatric and benign foregut surgery, and Ican say that I believe my goal has been achieved. I have alsohad the opportunity to be involved in more book chapters andresearch projects and am excited to start an academic career of my own.” – JESSICA KOLLER GORHAM, MDFormer fellow Dr. Laura Fischer speakingabout her fellowship experience at theFSF annual receptionFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 5

2017-2018 Quick FactsTotal Number of Individual Institutions that applied:Total Number of Applications:11899157Total Fellowship positions awarded: 127Total amount awarded: 2,540,000Average Award: 20,000Total Fellowship positions applied for:Allocation by sub-specialty:n MIS General – 33%n Bariatric MIS – 19%n Bariatric – 15%n Colorectal – 11%n Thoracic – 10%n HPB – 8%n Robotics – 4%“It has taught thevast breadth anddepth of colon andrectal surgery. I willbring these newfound skills back tomy community in asystem currently without a colon andrectal surgeon. It has made me muchmore confident as a surgeon.” – GREGORY QUATRINO, MD“I have learned alot about bariatricsurgery, which I hadno exposure to before.I have also developedmore advancedlaparoscopic androbotic skills. Personally, I think it hashelped me become more confident and abetter leader.” – SARAH MARKHAM, MDFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 6

Thank You To Our DonorsDIAMOND LEVELGOLD LEVELSILVER LEVELBRONZE LEVEL “Fellowship directorswere the best mentorsI have ever had. Iexperienced moregrowth in 1 year offellowship than 5years of residency.”– ANDREW LOVEITT, MD“Obviously my surgicalskills were greatlyimpacted, but myreasoning of how toapproach complexcases and being ableto see the patient as awhole, not only as a problem or disease.Based on this expanded view I learnedhow to make the best recommendationfor the patient’s well being.” – SERGIO TOLEDO VALDOVINOS, MDFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 7

Societal Supporters of the FSFThe Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)American Society for Metobolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)Fellowship CouncilSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)SAGES Foundation (SERF)Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)Fellows celebrate at the FSF Annual ReceptionFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 8

FSF Individual Donors 2017AS OF DEC. 31, 2017Robin Blackstone, MDLawrence Gottlieb, MDDonald Risucci, MDMichael Brunt, MDMuhammad Jawad, MDRichard Satava, MDRavi Chari, MDJeffrey Lee, MDBruce Schirmer, MDWilliam Cioffi, MDTimothy Shig Kuwanda, MDMichael Schweitzer, MDEugene Cho, MDDavid Margolin, MDGreg Stiegmann, MDThomas D’Amico, MDSean Orenstein, MDLee Swanstrom, MDMohamed Elgamal, MDAdrian Park, MDAjay Upadhyay, MDDouglas Ewing, MDAnthony Petrick, MDJon Vogel, MDEdward Felix, MDJeffrey Ponsky, MDAlice Wei, MDKenneth Forde, MDAurora Pryor, MDCarl Westcott, MDDennis Fowler, MDMichele Riordon, MDSupport the FSF with Your Generous Gift Today!Our work would not be possible without the generous gifts from donors like you. If you have benefitted from the outcome ofthis training, either as a former fellow, a surgical educator, or a company whose products are used in training I ask you to take amoment to donate to the FSF. To donate to the FSF, click on this link Checks can bemade out to the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships and mailed to: FSF, 11300 W. Olympic Blvd.,Ste 600, Los Angeles, CA 90064.FSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 9

Fellowship Programs AwardedFOR 2017-2018 FELLOWSHIP YEARBARIATRIC SURGERYAbington Memorial HospitalDr. Gintaras AntanaviciusBeth Israel Medical CenterDr. Benjamin SchneiderCarolinas Medical CenterDr. Timothy KuwadaCleveland ClinicDr. Stacy BrethauerJohns Hopkins BayviewMedical CenterDr. Michael SchweitzerLahey Hospital andMedical CenterDr. Dmitry NepomnayshyUniversity Hospitals CaseMedical CenterDr. Leena KhaitanOrlando HealthDr. Muhammad JawadUniversity of Iowa Hospitalsand ClinicsDr. Peter NauPenn State Hershey MedicalCenterDr. Randy HaluckSt Luke’s University HospitalDr. Maher El ChaarUniversity of MissouriDr. Roger De La TorreUniversity of South FloridaDr. Michel MurrUniversity of Texas HSC Houston– MIST San AntonioDr. Frank DuperierUniversity Medical Centersof Princeton at PlainsboroDr. Wai Yip ChauUniversity of PittsburghMedical CenterDr. Anita CourcoulasWellstar Atlanta Medical CenterDr. Titus DuncanOhio State University WexnerMedical CenterDr. Bradley NeedlemanUniversity of Texas HealthScience Center at HoustonDr. Erik WilsonUniversity of California DavisDr. Mohamed AliUniversity of Texas SouthwesternMedical CenterDr. Daniel ScottBARIATRIC/MIS SURGERYAlbany Medical CenterDr. Tejinder Paul SinghGeisinger Medical CenterDr. Anthony PetrickAlta Bates Summit MedicalCenterDr. Ajay UpadhyayGundersen Lutheran MedicalFoundationDr. Shanu KothariBrigham & Women s HospitalDr. Ali TavakkoliHackensack University MedicalCenterDr. Douglas EwingCedars-Sinai Medical CenterDr. Miguel BurchIndiana UniversityDr. Don SelzerCuyuna Regional Medical CenterDr. Paul SeversonMassachusetts General HospitalDr. David RattnerDuke University Medical CenterDr. Dana PortenierMontefiore Medical CenterDr. Diego CamachoUniversity of California FresnoDr. Keith BooneUniversity of California SanFranciscoDr. Jonathan CarterUniversity of MassachusettsMedical SchoolDr. John KellyVanderbilt University MedicalCenterDr. Brandon WilliamsWake Forest University HealthSciencesDr. Carl WestcottYale School of MedicineDr. Kurt RobertsFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 10

COLORECTAL SURGERYAdvocate Lutheran General HospitalDr. Slawomir MarecikMayo Clinic ArizonaDr. Tonia Young-FadokCleveland Clinic FloridaDr. Steven WexnerNorth Shore University HospitalDr. John ProcaccinoColon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando / Orlando HealthDr. Joseph GallagherSwedish Medical CenterDr. Amir BastawrousFranciscan St. Francis HealthDr. Dipen MaunUniversity of South FloridaDr. Jorge MarcetLankenau Medical CenterDr. John MarksUniversity of Tennessee College of MedicineDr. Daniel StanleyHPB SURGERYUniversity of Texas Medical School at HoustonDr. Eric HaasCarolinas Medical CenterDr. David IannittiMethodist Dallas Medical CenterDr. D. Rohan JeyarajahCleveland ClinicDr. Matthew WalshProvidence Portland Medical CenterDr. Paul HansenDuke UniversityDr. Dan BlazerStanford UniversityDr. Brendan VisserIndiana UniversityDr. Nicholas ZyromskiUniversity of Louisville/James Graham Brown Cancer CenterDr. Robert MartinMedical College of WisconsinDr. Kathleen ChristiansVirginia Mason Medical CenterDr. Adnan AlseidiTHORACIC SURGERYBrigham & Women s HospitalDr. Jon WeeStanford UniversityDr. Joseph ShragerDuke UniversityDr. Matthew HartwigSwedish Medical CenterDr. Ralph AyeFox Chase Cancer CenterDr. Stacey SuUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterDr. James LuketichProvidence Portland Medical CenterDr. Lee SwanstromFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 11

MIS GENERAL SURGERYAnne Arundel Medical CenterDr. Adrian ParkBaystate Medical CenterDr. John RomanelliCarolinas Medical CenterDr. B. Todd HenifordCleveland ClinicDr. Matthew KrohCleveland Clinic FloridaDr. Samuel SzomsteinDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterDr. Thadeus TrusEmory University HospitalDr. Scott DavisGeorge Washington University MedicalCenterDr. Fred BrodyGreenville Hospital System UniversityMedical CenterDr. Alfredo CarbonellIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiDr. Daniel HerronJackson South Community HospitalDr. Henry LujanMayo Clinic FloridaDr. Steven BowersNew York-Presbyterian Cornell MedicalCollegeDr. Fabrizio MichelassiNorthwell HealthDr. Dominick GadaletaOhio State University Wexner MedicalCenterDr. Jeffrey HazeyUniversity of Miami Miller School ofMedicineDr. Jose MartinezOregon Health & Science UniversityDr. Brett SheppardUniversity of MinnesotaDr. Daniel LeslieOur Lady of the Lake Physicians GroupDr. Karl LeBlancUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterDr. Dmitry OleynikovProvidence Portland Medical CenterDr. Lee SwanstromUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillDr. Timothy FarrellRhode Island HospitalDr. Stephen MiglioriUniversity of Tennessee College of MedicineDr. Gregory ManciniSt Francis Hospital and Medical CenterDr. Ibrahim DaoudUniversity of Texas Health Science Center,HoustonDr. Philip LeggettStony Brook MedicineDr. Aurora PryorThomas Jefferson University HospitalDr. Ernest RosatoUniversity Hospitals Case Medical CenterDr. Yuri NovitskyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamDr. Richard StahlUniversity of California IrvineDr. Ninh NguyenUniversity of California San DiegoDr. Santiago HorganUniversity of Florida College ofMedicine-JacksonvilleDr. Ziad AwadUniversity of Virginia HospitalDr. Bruce SchirmerUniversity of WashingtonDr. Andrew WrightVirginia Commonwealth University MedicalCenterDr. Guilherme CamposWashington University in St Louis/Barnes-Jewish HospitalDr. Michael BruntWestchester Medical CenterDr. Ashutosh KaulUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineDr. Mark KligmanFSF 2017-2018 Annual Report 12

The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) FOUNDED 1994 Americas Hernia Society (AHS) FOUNDED 1997 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) FOUNDED 1899 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) FOUNDED 1983 Societ