Gynecologic Oncology Integrative MIS Fellowship
A fellowship in minimally invasive surgery, focused on robotics, and personalized cancer care
Welcome to the GOI Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Personalized Integrative Oncology. This is a one-year training program where fellows dedicate 60% of their time to clinical care and 40% to scholarly activities, such as clinical and translational/bench research.
Our primary goal is to train physicians to be leaders in gynecologic robotic surgery and in personalized oncology, including targeted cancer therapies and integrative holistic patient-centered care.
Upon completion of this fellowship program, you will be ready for:
- Gynecologic pelvic surgery practice with advanced knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive surgery and integrative patient care
- Expert surgical navigation of the abdomen, pelvis and retroperitoneum, facilitating advanced pelvic surgery inclusive of endometriosis excision and genito-urinary technique
- Continuation of training in an ACGME fellowship in gynecologic oncology, if board eligibility is the goal
- International practice of gynecologic oncology, robotic surgery and integrative oncology with accreditation as dictated by regulations in their home country
- Incorporation of research methodology and evidence-based practice principles in clinical and translational sciences
This fellowship is designed for:
- Graduates of an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, or international equivalent, who are either licensed in or can obtain a license in California
- Those interested in pursuing a career in gynecologic oncology in the United States or abroad
- Those who have completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology but desire further training and experience in advanced robotic surgery
- Those who are interested in incorporating rational evidence-supported integrative principles into their future oncology practice
The lead faculty for this fellowship is Dr. Vasilev, a pioneer in radical minimally invasive surgery since 1990, who has taught over 70 fellows and several hundred residents at UCI, USC, UCLA, City of Hope, Kaiser, and White Memorial in Los Angeles. Additional participating faculty are from the JWCI/Saint John’s Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgical Oncology, Urology, Medical Oncology, and White Memorial Gynecology. While this is not formally a combined fellowship with any other institutions, faculty from the UCLA Division of Gynecologic Oncology also participate in surgical training.
At the GOI we help support the John Wayne Cancer Institute surgical and urologic oncology fellowships via joint surgical case management.