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Department of


Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a 2-year residency (fellowship) in pediatric surgery. One new resident is chosen each year through the National Resident Matching Program. To date, over 45 pediatric surgery residents have been trained in the Division. The pediatric surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is one of the more renowned programs in the United States. The program matches one resident each year for a two-year position after completion of a general surgery chief residency. During the training period, the resident assumes graded responsibility and is exposed to the entire spectrum of pediatric surgery, including trauma, neonatal surgery, transplantation, bariatric surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, fetal intervention, and advanced anorectal reconstruction.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery includes 20 full-time pediatric surgeons, 5 PhD researchers, 12 pediatric nurse practitioners, general surgery residents from 3 different programs in Cincinnati, and medical students. The operating room is one of the busiest in the country with over 32,000 cases performed annually. The emergency department evaluates over 125,000 patients each year. Each resident completes approximately 1,000 pediatric surgery cases during the residency. In addition to training the categorical pediatric surgery fellows (residents), the division offers year-long advanced training experiences in Trauma/Critical Care, Fetal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Malformations, and Basic Science Research. We also offer a two year experience for an International fellow as well as a one or two year training experience in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).


  • Morbidity/Mortality (weekly)
  • Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Pediatric Surgical Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Radiology/Surgery Conferences (weekly)
  • Trauma M&M (monthly)
  • Transplant M&M (monthly)
  • Fetal M&M (quarterly)
  • Trauma Case Review (monthly)
  • Transplant Selection/Management (weekly)

Program Administration: Daniel von Allmen, MD, Program Director

How to Apply

You can apply for our ACGME-accredited residency / fellowship in pediatric surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) website:

The completed application must be received no later than Dec. 31. All applications are reviewed by our training committee, and select applicants are asked to visit for a personal interview.

In addition, three letters of recommendation are required: one from the director of your current training program, one from a surgeon with whom you have worked and one from another professional with whom you are personally acquainted, preferably a pediatric surgeon.

For more information about the Pediatric Surgery Department at Cincinnati Children’s, contact Leslie Grube at or 513-803-9226.

Visit the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Website [].
Surgeons working in the UC Center for Surgical Innovation.