Yale University School of Medicine



Yale University School of Medicine

Duration of Fellowship:

1 year - Fully Funded. One clinical fellow position available

Number of Available Fellowship Positions:


Program Director:
Program Director Email:

Courtney E. Gibson, MD, MS, FACS
[email protected]

Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Title:
Secondary Contact Email:

Patricia Richitelli
Sr. Administrative Assistant
[email protected]


Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
330 Cedar Street, FMB 130B
New Haven, CT 06520

Phone: 203-737-2036
Fax: 203-785-2498

Objectives of the Program:

Provide advanced endocrine surgical training and research opportunities in the field of Endocrine Surgery. This will be conducted in an academic department emphasizing preoperative evaluation, operative skills and long-term management. The fellowship is designed for individuals who have completed their general surgery training and seek to develop a career in endocrine surgery.

Highlights of the Fellowship:

Intensive endocrine surgery training with experienced endocrine surgeons (Courtney Gibson, MD, MS; Adriana Ramirez, MD; Jennifer Ogilvie, MD), emphasizing the multidisciplinary care of the patient. Our wealth of endocrine surgical cases will afford the fellow extensive operative experience, combined with advanced techniques including minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local, cervical block anesthesia, laparoscopic (transabdominal and retroperitoneoscopic) adrenalectomy and complex neck dissections. The fellow will participate in clinical and/or translational research and, under appropriate mentorship, make substantive contributions to the scientific literature. The fellow will learn neck ultrasound and routine flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy. The fellow will actively participate in weekly endocrine multispecialty conferences and interact extensively with endocrinology, cytology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. 

Fellow must be American Board of Surgery eligible or certified?


Fellow must be able to obtain a full state license?


Fellow must be able to obtain a state training license?

Yes - Connecticut 

International Medical Graduates -  our program is able to accept a fellow who:

Yes. We will consider exceptional international candidates who have completed all necessary certifications (ECFMG, eligibility for VISA, etc.)

Our program is able to accept fellows who hold an immigrant visa (i.e. green card or permanent resident status), J-1 Visa, and H1-B visa.

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Previous Fellows:

Fellow for July 2005-2006
Christina Maser MD (William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF-Fresno, CA

Fellow for July 2006-2007
Tracy Wang MD MPH (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor of Surgery, MCW, Milwaukee, WI

Fellow for July 2007-2008
Tobias Carling MD, PhD (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fellow for July 2008-2009
Leslie Wu, MD (Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Attending Surgeon, Main Medical Center, Portland, ME

Fellow for July 2009-2010
Stacey Milan, MD (Thomas Jefferson University, PA)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Fellow for July 2010-2011
Jennifer Marti, MD (New York University, NY, NY)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, NY, NY

Fellow for July 2011-2012
Sarah D. Treter, MD (University of Connecticut, CT)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: George Washington University, Washington, DC

Fellow for July 2012-2013
Hasly Harsono, MD (Cleveland Clinic, OH)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Queens New York Hospital, NY

Fellow for July 2013-2014
Naira Baregamian, MD (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Fellow for July 2014-2015 Mahsa Javid, MD (Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow, Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK) [email protected];
Post fellowship: United Kingdom and research fellowship Yale University School of Medicine

Fellow for July 2015-2016 Andrew Rhodes, DO (Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA) [email protected]; Annual endocrine
Post fellowship: Associate, Regional Surgical Specialists, in affiliation with Mission Health and University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Asheville

Fellow for August 2016-2017 Lucas Watkins, MD (Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL)
[email protected]; Annual endocrine volume: 500
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

Fellow for August 2017-2018 Neeta Erinjeri, MD (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
Post fellowship: Attending, Miami Cancer Institute
[email protected]

Fellow for August 2018-2019: Taylor Brown, MD (New Haven, CT)
[email protected]
Post fellowship: Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Fellow for 2019-2020 Susana Vargas-Pinto, MD (State University of New York at Buffalo)
[email protected]; Annual endocrine volume: 360+ cases
Post fellowship: Endocrine Surgeon, Nuvance Health

Fellow for August 2020-2021 Helmi Khadra, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine/ Tulane Medical Center)
[email protected]; Annual endocrine volume: 335+
Post fellowship: Endocrine Surgeon, Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

Fellow for August 2021-2022
Kristin McCoy, MD (Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA)
[email protected]   
Annual endocrine volume: 284
Post fellowship:  Endocrine Surgeon, Endocrine and Bariatric Surgeon, Carilion Clinic