General Pediatric Surgery Fellowships

The Pediatric Surgery Training Program offers intensive and broad exposure to the practice of pediatric surgery over a two-year period. Candidates for the program are selected through the Pediatric Surgery Resident Matching Program.

To apply for residency at the Division of Pediatric Surgery please visit the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website.

ACGME Accredited Fellowship

Our Division is committed to training one fellow in pediatric surgery annually. The program has been cooperatively provided by the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and the University of Maryland for over 30 years. Both divisions of Pediatric Surgery perform more than 3,200 operations annually and have a staff of 13 pediatric surgeons. 

General Description

Under the direction of Johns Hopkins pediatric surgeon Samuel M. Alaish, M.D., the post-doctoral training program in Pediatric Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Hospital is unique in concept because it utilizes the clinical population of two large university services for a broad clinical experience in pediatric surgery over the prescribed two years. Completion of the basic two year program will qualify the trainee to take the examination for a “Certificate of Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery,“ which is given by the American Board of Surgery.

Candidates for the two year program are selected through the Pediatric Surgery Resident Matching Program established by the American Pediatric Surgery Association. Selection is made approximately thirteen months prior to beginning the two year program. Prerequisites for post-doctoral training in pediatric surgery include:

  1. Anticipated successful completion of an accredited general surgery residency, which qualifies the candidate for certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
  2. A completed ERAS application.
  3. Four letters of recommendation.
  4. Personal interviews with the staff at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland.
  5. Participation in the Matching Program in Pediatric Surgery.

About The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital occupies approximately fourteen acres in East Baltimore adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Hygiene. This 1100-bed complex includes a Children's Center with approximately 205 beds. Patients from age 0-21 are admitted to the Children's Center. The facility is equipped for all aspects of general pediatric care, with a 40-bed intensive care unit (PICU), a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), laboratory and radiology facilities.

In addition, the facility is the Maryland State Regional Pediatric Trauma Center and a newborn surgical referral center. A pediatric medical and surgical oncology ward (14 beds), psychiatric wards and general pediatric age-determined wards complete the inpatient facility. A suite of 10 operating rooms for children's surgery and a pediatric recovery room adjacent to the PICU are utilized by pediatric general surgery, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology services. The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center houses the clinical facilities for outpatient visits (approx. 45,000/year). The Park Building, adjacent to the Children's Center, has a pediatric emergency room, oncology and hematology clinics, and a perfusion center.