SAGES Surgical Coaching Program for GI and MIS Fellows

The SAGES Surgical Coaching Program will provide Surgical Coaching services for new-to-practice MIS and GI surgeons.

Surgical Coaching For GI and MIS Fellows

This program offers you the opportunity for new-to-practice MIS and GI surgeons, including fellows in the last months of their fellowship, to receive individualized, one-on-one support as you transition to independent practice and feedback to continue improving your performance. You would be matched with a trained Surgical Coach who is also a practicing surgeon and member of SAGES. Surgical Coaches support you to clarify your goals, make a plan to achieve those goals, give you feedback on your progress, and keep you accountable. Through Surgical Coaching, surgeons can improve their performance in the domains of technical, cognitive, and interpersonal skills.

You will meet your Surgical Coach for one-hour virtual coaching sessions, 3 or 4 times throughout a year. You can meet your Surgical Coach and begin coaching sessions as early as July 2022. If you record your cases, the Surgical Coach can review your videos and provide feedback. You can receive up to 8.0 CME for the program (1 session = 1 CME). There is no fee for participation.

The first step is to request a Surgical Coach. Complete the Request form below to join the program and get introduced to a surgical coach. After your request, the Academy staff will setup introduction calls for you with up to three potential Surgical Coaches. Following the introductions, you choose the Surgical Coach you would like to work with, setup a coaching agreement to outline your partnership, and schedule your first session.

For Surgical Coaches

This program will focus on providing coaching to graduated MIS fellows. One of the many goals of this program is to help ease the transition from fellowship into practice by providing recent graduates with a surgical coach outside of their institution.  As a coach, you will help a MIS fellow transition into practice by focusing on their performance goals, potentially reviewing operative videos, providing feedback, and working with them to improve in all aspects of their professional duties. You could be matched with up to 3 new-to-practice surgeons and start coaching in Summer 2022. The time commitment is around 8 hours per surgical fellow, over a calendar year. You can receive up to 8.0 CME for coaching sessions (1 session = 1 CME). You may be eligible for an honorarium for your Surgical Coaching.

If you have been trained in Surgical Coaching and would like to participate as a Surgical Coach for the fellowship coaching program, please email Addi Faerber, addi@surgicalcoaching.org, and you will get added to the roster.

Participating Surgical Coaches

Mujjahid Abbas, MD, FACS
Bariatric Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Azure Adkins, MD
General Surgery
Journey Clinic
Norman, OK
Shushmita Ahmed, MD
General Surgery
University of California Davis
Davis, CA
Adnan Alseidi, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Maria Altieri, MD, MS
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC
Stanley Ashley, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Gina Andrales, MD, MPH
General Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Aaron Bolduc, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgeon
Augusta University
Augusta, GA
Robert Catania, MD
General Surgery
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Nashua, NH
Bipan Chand, MD
Loyola University
Chicago, IL
Rahila Essani, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, TX
Sarah Fox, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Wilmington, NC
Jacob Greenberg, MD, EdM
General Surgery
Augusta University
Augusta, GA
Naruhiko Ikoma, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Daniel Jones, MD, MS
General Surgery
Harvard University
Saratoga Springs, NY
Rebecca Kowalski, MD
General Surgery
Northwell Health
New York, NY
Shauna Levy, MD, MSC
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Tulane School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Keith Lillemoe, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Henry Lin, MD
General Surgery
John Marks, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Marian McDonald, MD MEd (MEHP)
General Surgery
St Luke’s University Health Network
Coopersburg, PA
John Mellinger, MD, FACS
Gastrointestinal Surgeon
American Board of Surgery and 
Southern Illinois University (Emeritus)
Springfield, IL
Indraneil Mukherjee, MD
Gastrointestinal & Colorectal Surgery
Northwell Health – Staten Island University Hospital
New York, NY
Kristin Noonan, MD
General Surgery
Abington Hospital Jefferson Health
wyncote, PA
John Paige, MD
General Surgery
LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
Carl Pesta, DO
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
McLaren Macomb
Detroit, MI
Ruchir Puri, MD
University of Florida
Ganesville, FL
Christina Sanders, DO, MBA
General Surgery
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Jon Schram, MD
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Fadel Shabeeb, MD FACS FASCRS
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Jenny Shao, MD
General Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Ian Soriano, M.D.
General Surgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
General Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Carme, IN
Nova Szoka, MD
General Surgery
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Michael Ujiki, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Chicago, IL
Mark Whiteford, BS, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR

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