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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.



Application Requirements

  • Requirements

    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents.
    • Applicants must have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or equivalent international residency program. All applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in Maryland.
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  • How to Apply

    To apply, please visit the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) website:

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  • Deadlines for 2022


    We are no longer accepting applications for the Fellowship cycle starting July 2023. Applications for the 2024-2026 cycle will be available December 1, 2022.

    NOTE: FMIGS fellow training is to start no earlier than July 7th or no later than August 1st.


    • June 29, 2022: Match Opens
    • July 20, 2022: Ranking Opens
    • August 24, 2022: Quota Deadline
    • September 14, 2022: Ranking Closes
    • September 28, 2022: Match Day
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Our fellowship program seeks to create amazing surgeons and gynecologic experts through exposure to a wide variety of complex minimally invasive surgery. By training the next generation of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, we elevate patient care at Johns Hopkins, in the community, the nation and beyond.”

- Kristin Patzkowsky, M.D., Fellowship Director


Curriculum Details

Number of Fellows

  • One fellow every year.

Duration of Training Program

  • Two year training program

Other Degrees of Curricula Offered

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

Additional Program Details

  • Fellows will also have access to a wide range of education and research activities, and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  • This experience includes exposure to gynecologic oncology procedures, urogynecologic procedures and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.


Fellowship Administration and Faculty

Director - Dr. Kristin Patzkowsky, Associate Directors - Dr. Karen Wang and Dr. Khara Simpson, Administrator - Mindy Hollifield, Research Advisor - Dr. Mostafa Borahay, Core Faculty - Dr. Harold Wu 



Mindy Hollifield

Fellowship administrator

Mindy Hollifield


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