Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Colon and Rectal Surgery


The goal of the University of Washington (UW) Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program is to provide high quality education and training in the field of colon and rectal surgery. UW Medical Center, the primary teaching site for the fellowship, is one of the nation’s foremost tertiary care referral centers and academic healthcare systems. We deliver exceptional, multidisciplinary care to a vast array of patients who come to us from across the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region as well as the globe.

The UW Colorectal Faculty complement consists of six fellowship trained and board-certified colorectal surgeons and extends to cover three sites of practice, UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest and Valley Medical Center. Fellows rotate with all six surgeons across each site. As a result, the fellow will experience the breadth and variety of colorectal surgery in diagnosis and treatment, complexity, patient diversity, and practice type across all three sites.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The UW Department of Surgery is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program is committed to avoiding bias in the selection of trainees. We will ensure a diverse applicant pool by reviewing all applications without exception and by adopting a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) component that was instituted by our general surgery residency program in their holistic application review and interview process. Our recruitment process will include blinded applications for interviewers, interviewer training on diversity, equity, and use of standardized interview questions, ensuring gender-neutral language in advertisements, and consideration for matriculation will be solely based off qualifications. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply as we believe that our faculty and fellows should reflect the incredible diversity of the patients we care for.

Fellows are invited to serve on the Department of Surgery Diversity Council and the Network of Underrepresented Residents & Fellows.

Program Leadership

Core Faculty

Meet the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Colorectal Surgery Team

To create a well-rounded, exceptional surgeon with clinical and technical competence and expertise who will serve as a surgical leader in education, research, and treatment of all aspects of colon and rectal surgery.