How to Apply

Ahsan Karim, MD, our 2019-2020 fellow, with department chair Steven Schwaitzberg, MD.

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective fellows are required to have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in general surgery.

Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery.

Application Process

Starting in December, applications will be accepted via the Fellowship Council website. Selected candidates will be notified by March of their invitation to interview.

During the interview, candidates will meet with the program director, associate program director, department chair, contributing faculty and the current fellow.

Fellows will be matched using a computer process overseen by the Communications Committee.

Our program offers virtual interviews between mid-Mach to early-May via Zoom.


Please address all inquiries and other correspondence to:

Program Director

Posner, Alan

Alan Posner, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Buffalo General Medical Center Department of Surgery 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-3196; Fax: (716) 859-2737


Training Program Administrator

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed

Surgical Fellowship Administrator

Department of Surgery

Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-4207