Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program in the OHSU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited two year program. Our integrated program rotates between two major hospitals, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Legacy Emanuel Randall Children's Hospital. The service provides for progressive responsibility for patient management and a broad and diverse experience in clinical pediatric surgery. Our Pediatric Surgery Fellows perform about 500 cases per year; well over the requirement of 800 total cases.

Fellowship Information

Program Director

Sanjay Krishnaswami, M.D.


Ann Thompson


Oregon Health and Science University
745 SW Gaines
Mailcode: CDW7
Portland, Oregon 97239

503 494-8871

503 494-6467


Number of Fellows (per year; July 1 to June 30)


Application process

We accept applications through the AAMC's Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning December 1st. All applications must be submitted by January 15th. We extend interviews to approximately 24 fellowship applicants after an extensive screening process. Full day interviews typically occur in February and March with our Pediatric Surgery Faculty. We also have a get-together for the applicants the night before the interview.

Number of Faculty



Dependent upon PGY level; 2011-2012 range: $62,200 to $68,200.

Case mix/number of cases

Approximately 500 cases for the fellowship year.

Strengths of program

We are a small program with one fellow at each institution. This essentially makes each fellow a chief at their own institution. Doernbecher Children's Hospital is an academic practice while clinics at Randall Children's Hospital operate more as a private practice.

Clinic or office experience

Fellow is required to attend clinic according to faculty schedules and will assume primary responsibility for diagnostic work-up and treatment plans.

Interaction with general surgery residents

The Pediatric Surgery fellow will be part of the surgical team and thus will interact with general surgery residents and medical students. The fellow will be expected to participate in teaching opportunities of the daily care of surgical patients.


Weekly educational conferences including M&M, subspecialty speakers, textbook conference, radiology-pathology conference, trauma conference and bedside rounds.

Outside rotations


Research year


Requirement for paper


All applicants must be legally able to work in the US, or eligible to obtain work authorization.  OHSU receives federal funding and ensures compliance with this law while existing as a Center for Diversity and Inclusion.