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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program

Leadership of Hopkins MIGS fellowship
Left to right: Surgeons Kristin Patzkowsky, Khara Simpson and Karen Wang.

The Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics offers a highly competitive, two-year fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). Our primary goal is to train excellent MIGS surgeons, clinicians and academicians who will become leaders in our field.

A fellow will have the opportunity to work with a high volume of complex gynecologic patients with benign disease who would benefit from a minimally invasive approach. The fellow will rotate at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with exposure to a variety of advanced operative hysteroscopy, office procedures, vaginal and laparoscopic approaches — including single incision, conventional, and robot-assisted approaches — to manage complex diseases such as adnexal masses, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometriosis.

The fellow will also have access to a wide range of education and research activities, and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations both nationally and internationally. The experience will include exposure to gynecologic oncology procedures, urogynecologic procedures, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and fetal surgery.

Other degrees or curricula offered:

  • Graduate level courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research ethics are available through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and must be eligible for medical licensure in Maryland.

Number of fellows:

  • One every two years.

This program will definitely elevate patient care at Johns Hopkins, providing us extra assistance and increased perspective on cases. And by training the next generation of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, we’ll be elevating patient care far beyond our own institution as well.”

- Kristin Patzkowsky

Fellowship Administration and Faculty

Photo of Dr. Karen Chiu Wang, M.D.

Wang, Karen Chiu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Fellowship Director, AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
 
Photo of Dr. Kristin Elizabeth Patzkowsky, M.D.

Patzkowsky, Kristin Elizabeth, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Program Director, GYN/OB Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Associate Fellowship Director, AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
 
Photo of Dr. Khara Michelle Simpson, M.D.

Simpson, Khara Michelle, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
 

Application Process:

To apply, please visit the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) website: www.aagl.org/service/fellowships/apply-to-the-program/.