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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a two-year, comprehensive multidisciplinary program. The goal is to produce a competent, well-rounded, advanced gynecologic endoscopic surgeon who may pursue a career in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in many different capacities. Surgical caseload ranges from office-based hysteroscopy to advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. 

Clinical Training

Fellows work side by side with minimally invasive gynecologic surgery faculty in the office and operating room in multiple settings, including academia, private practice, Indiana University Health University Hospital, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Veterans Administration Medical Center. Fellows participate in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of patients. They also experience ongoing supervision by the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery faculty during the clinical months with a graduated level of responsibility as training advances. By the completion of this program, fellows are competent, advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery specialists capable of operating independently and acting in a consultant role. 

Fellowship Curriculum

Fellows in this program rotate off service two months in the year. This includes urogynecology/urology and general surgery rotations. In the second year, the fellow may elect to pursue a rotation in global health as available. Fellows also have the opportunity to train in a state-of-the-art simulation center on the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus utilizing virtual reality simulators. Cadaveric dissections as well as a porcine lab will also be part of the annual curriculum. 

Teaching responsibilities for fellows include making one grand rounds presentation per year, assisting with the gynecologic surgical conferences for 40 OB-GYN residents and assisting with the training of practitioners interested in learning new minimally invasive gynecologic surgery techniques (second year only). 

The fellow has a junior faculty appointment within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Each fellow has one to one and a half days per week assigned to outpatient clinical responsibilities of which one half day is their own continuity clinic. The second half day alternates weekly between a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery resident referral clinic at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and a gynecologic referral clinic at the VA Medical Center. Fellows have approximately three surgical days per week. One half day per week is allowed for research and administrative duties. The remaining half day is split between didactics and assisting with resident education. There are three OB-GYN night calls per month. 

Each fellow is mentored by minimally invasive gynecologic surgery faculty at IU School of Medicine who directly supervise the fellow’s research projects. Each fellow is expected to complete at least two research projects during the fellowship. A presentation at the department’s resident/fellow research day and at the annual American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) or American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meetings of the fellow’s research project is a requirement of the fellowship. Publication is required for graduation. 

Fellowship Director

Kelly M. Kasper, MD,  BS,  NA,  NA

Kelly M. Kasper, MD, BS, NA, NA

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Teaching Faculty

Jon K. Hathaway, MD, PhD

Jon K. Hathaway, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD,  MD,  BS

Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD, MD, BS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insiyyah Y. Patanwala, MD

Insiyyah Y. Patanwala, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gregory J. Raff, MD

Gregory J. Raff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adeoti E. Oshinowo, MD,  MPH

Adeoti E. Oshinowo, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology