Adv GI MIS/Bariatric Fellowship Program at UCSF Fresno/ALSA Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital



The UCSF Fresno/ALSA Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship is an intense, broad-based clinical fellowship aimed at candidates wishing to develop clinical and technical-advanced laparoscopic skills. The fellow will be a part of a very high volume practice that includes Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and colorectal Surgery.

Our mission is to educate and train surgeons in advanced surgical technique and advanced patient care.
The goal of this fellowship is to provide a focused and concentrated training experience under the direction of highly experienced world-renowned surgeons.  Upon completion, the fellow will be able to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic operations safely and efficiently having an extensive understanding of preoperative and postoperative management concepts. 
In addition the fellow will also be involved in significant clinical research projects.



Basic Program Information:


  • Primary Program Site: UCSF Fresno/ALSA- Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital


    Clinical Outpatient Experience


    The clinical outpatient experience is a very busy bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at practice setting with University affiliation.  The fellows will have extensive exposure to preoperative and postoperative care as well as exposure to the running of a practice.  The fellows will generally have 3 days of scheduled surgery and 2 days of office each week.



    Unique Opportunities for Fellows:


    Bariatric Conference

    For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric surgery and  revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. The faculty of UCSF-Fresno/ALSA minimally invasive surgery fellowship continues to be on the fore front of teaching metabolic and bariatric surgery at the local conferences as well as many other national and international conferences.






    The UCSF Fresno Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowhsip Program accepts application through The Fellowship Council.


    Applicant contacts: For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:

    Program Director- Keith Boone, MD
    For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:

    Kelley Medico Montgomery

    Surgery Fellowship Coordinator                  

    (559) 459-3722      


    Keith B. Boone, MD, FACS
    Program Director
    (559) 261-4500        


    Community Regional
    Medical Center
    2823 North Fresno St.
    Dept. Surgery 1st Floor
    Fresno, California 93721
    Telephone:  (559) 459-3722
    FAX:  FAX: (559) 459-3719
    Web address:
    UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:
    Application Requirements:  ( Program Specific Information)

    Minimum Employment Requirements
    To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:


    • be a United States citizen
    • be in possession of a green card
    • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
    • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa


    The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.

    California Medical License
    The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:


    • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
    • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training


    Background Checks
    UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation


    Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
    The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).

    You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to commence residency training in the United States.  Please visit the ECFMG website at  for additional information on how to obtain certification.


    Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.