Fellowship Programs

Duke is proud to be recognized as one of the top 10 hospitals and medical schools in the United States for our excellent clinical training and research programs.

Fellows in the Department of Surgery share our desire to provide outstanding clinical care to our patients while advancing the future of medicine through innovative research. We encourage you to learn more about surgery fellowships at Duke through the links below.

Abdominal Transplant Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers

The Abdominal Transplant Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers is a 12-month program for both new graduates and experienced Physician Assistants/Acute Care Nurse Practitioners interested in working in the field of Abdominal Transplant.

Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship

The Del Stickel Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program is an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) surgical fellowship approved for liver and kidney transplantation and hepatobiliary training.

Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship

The Duke University Division of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Center for Aortic Disease is pleased to offer a fellowship in advanced aortic, aortic valve, TAVR, and endovascular surgery. This experience will provide intensive training in aortic surgery beyond cardiothoracic residency training.

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship seeks to educate surgeons in the management of both benign and malignant breast disease. Graduating candidates should be confident in the skills acquired during their fellowship year and be trained to become leaders in either the academic or community setting.

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Duke University offers a two-year clinical and research experience in complex general surgical oncology for fully trained general surgeons who desire to be academic leaders in surgical oncology.

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

The Duke Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship is a 2-year clinical fellowship designed to develop an autonomous pediatric heart surgeon in the full spectrum of congenital operations. 

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Duke University offers a one year clinical and research experience in complex craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery for fully trained craniomaxillofacial surgeons who desire to be academic leaders in craniomaxillofacial traumatology.

Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

Our goals for the Endocrine Surgical Fellowship include helping fellows acquire knowledge and understanding of endocrine gland anatomy and normal and abnormal physiology and develop excellence in clinical acumen for endocrinopathies and develop knowledge in rare endocrine disorders, such as inherited syndromes.

Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Fellowship

First established in 2008, the Duke HPB fellowship provides advanced training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery for general surgeons who desire to be future leaders in academic surgery.

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

The Duke Department of Surgery is pleased to support three clinical laparoscopic fellowship positions providing clinical and academic training in advanced laparoscopic/Robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, and advanced endoluminal surgery.

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

This fellowship will provide advanced training in all facets of minimally invasive general thoracic surgery techniques to graduates of cardiothoracic residency programs. Fellows gain broad, extensive experience in all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including both benign and malignant disease.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited fellowship is devoted to broad-based intensive clinical training primarily based in the Duke University Medical Center surgical intensive care unit (SICU).

Thoracic Transplant Surgery Fellowship

The Duke University Division of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery offers an intensive surgical fellowship in mechanical circulatory support, advanced surgical therapies for heart failure, as well as heart and lung transplant surgery. This experience will provide intensive training in heart and lung failure surgery beyond cardiothoracic residency training.

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The vascular surgery fellowship program includes training in open surgical techniques endovascular techniques, diagnostic modalities (MR, CT, ultrasound, and PVRs), and related fields (cardiology, hematology, interventional radiology). The curriculum is structured in an integrated fashion, so that the fellow rotates on these various disciplines throughout the two-year period, rather than concentrating exclusively on endovascular for a year and open surgery for a year.