Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at North Shore-LIJ Health System

About us

North Shore-LIJ Health System offers a one-year comprehensive clinical colon and rectal fellowship program for applicants who are board eligible for the American Board of Surgery examination. Presently only one fellow is selected each year.

Under the constant supervision of the faculty and program director, Dr. John Procaccino, the fellow gains a phenomenal operative experience through a large volume of diverse surgical procedures that include open and laparoscopic surgery for benign, oncologic and inflammatory bowel disease, reoperative colorectal surgery, anorectal surgery and all aspects of office and endoscopic procedures.

The colorectal fellow actively participates in our busy anorectal physiology laboratory. Proficiency in performing and interpreting anorectal ultrasound, anorectal manometry and pudendal nerve latency studies are critical to the training of a Colorectal Surgeon. Overall, there are over 400 anorectal, 600 abdominal and 800 endoscopic procedures performed each year.

Application Process

Applicants interested in the colon & rectal fellowship training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allows applications starting on July 1.

No applications will be accepted after Aug. 31.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • USMLE score reports
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Four (4) letters of recommendation

Only applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program are qualified for this program. 

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Program Leadership

John A. Procaccino, MD

  • Chief of Division of Surgery - Division of Colorectal Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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