Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The training program in Pediatric Surgery at Oishei Children's Hospital was established in 1957.

Carroll M. Harmon, MD.

As a trainee in our residency, you’ll work with knowledgeable faculty members including Carroll M. Harmon, MD, who directs our program. Harmon co-led the first national effort to assess the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery on adolescents.

It is one of the original 9 training programs in Pediatric Surgery and has graduated 36 accredited Pediatric Surgery fellows since its inception.

Oishei Children's Hospital (Kaleida Health) is an affiliated hospital of the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical Consortium. Oishei Children's Hospital has for over 100 years, been the regional center for comprehensive, specialized pediatric and women's health services for the Western New York region and beyond.

Oishei Children's Hospital admits 28,000 patients annually and sees more than 123,000 outpatients in its emergency room or one of the 45 subspecialty clinics. Oishei Children's Hospital is the only freestanding children's hospital in New York State. Over 12,000 operations are performed at Children's yearly.

All clinical education of the Pediatric Surgery residents occurs at the Oishei Children's Hospital. Oishei is the primary site for the University Consortium residencies in Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Residents in Neurology, Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and General Surgery also rotate at Oishei.

Oishei Children's Hospital is a Level IV perinatology center and is the major referral center for neonatology in Western New York. It is a Level I Trauma Center (Kiwanis Trauma Center). Statewide referrals for ECMO and renal transplantation expand the clinical base available for resident exposure.

Annual Events


  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Lectureship
  • Theodore C. Jewett, MD Lectureship (September)


  • Karl Storz Endoscopy Lectureship
  • Stryker Endoscopy Lectureship
  • Kiwanis Trauma Lectureship


  • James E. Allen MD Memorial Lectureship


Program Director

Harmon, Carroll

Carroll Harmon, MD

John E. Fisher Chair in Pediatric Surgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program, Chief of Surgery: Kaleida Health, Surgeon: Oishei Childrenā€˜s Hospital

Conventus Building, 1001 Main Street, 3rd Floor Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-323-6110; Fax: 716-323-6683


Training Program Administrator

Sonja Williams

Training Program Administrator

Pediatric Surgery

Conventus, 1001 Main Street, Room 5325, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0727; Fax: (716) 323-0366