One of the first Endocrine Surgery fellowships established in the country, Jackson Health System in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, serves a large number of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreatic endocrine diseases. The fellow will primarily train with three experienced Endocrine surgeons. The annual caseload for fellows consists of 200 thyroid, 85 parathyroid, 20 adrenal, and two to four neuroendocrine pancreatic and GI tumor cases. Fellows will have an independent staff clinic entirely devoted to endocrine tumor and disease. Fellows become proficient in office and intraoperative ultrasound for thyroid and parathyroid disease, and fine needle aspiration and thyroid cytology. Home of the “Miami Criterion”, fellows also become well-versed using intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring for “targeted” or minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.

Fellows will also gain a strong experience in laparoscopic anterior and retroperitoneal adrenalectomy. Opportunity exists for additional exposure to pancreatic exocrine cases with additional University of Miami surgical faculty. Fellows also play an active role in subspecialty conferences, clinical and translational research, plus manuscript preparation and publication. The program is designed to give fellows graded independence with the expectation that they will be able to practice independently at the end of the fellowship year.

ACGME Accredited: No
Residents or Fellows per year: 1 Fellow
Duration: 1 Year
Postgraduate Training Required: PGY-6

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute/PSJHC
  • Medical University of South Carolina  
  • Tufts/Baystate Medical Center 
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine        
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • University of South Florida School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Private Practice

Program for surgeons with a keen interest for a career in surgical endocrinology who have completed residency training in General Surgery, and who are board certified or eligible by the American Board of Surgery.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted from January 1 through June 30. 

Interviews are conducted in July for fellowship starting the following July.

This program will provide advanced clinical training, teaching and research opportunities within the field of Endocrine Surgery. Fellows will become proficient in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of endocrine diseases.

This fellowship offers a flexible and balanced workload with exposure to other disciplines including medical endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and endocrine pathology. This program provides an outstanding opportunity for surgeons to develop the expertise to pursue careers in Surgical Endocrinology.

Board Exam Requirements
ABSITE, NBME, ECFMG (foreign medical graduates only)

Fellows are encouraged to pursue clinical and/or basic science research in areas of interest within the field of endocrine surgery. Fellows are expected to participate and/or present their work at local, regional, and national meetings. Fellows from this program present yearly at national and international meetings.

There is no general surgery call. Fellows will, however, see endocrine surgery consults and review these cases with the appropriate endocrine surgery attendings.

Fellows are responsible for all endocrine surgery patients that they have surgical treated and managed.

Evelyn Gotera 
Program Coordinator
Fax: 305-243-4221

John I. Lew, MD
Program Director

Josefina Farra, MD
Associate Program Director