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Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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SLS Endometriosis Fellowship

In collaboration with the Society for Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery (SLS), Seckin Endometriosis Center (SEC) & the Endometriosis Foundation of America (Endofound) have created a two-year surgical fellowship to advance their mission of surgical education.

SEC is a referral center for advanced endometriosis. The fellow will receive training on the full spectrum of medical and surgical care. We specialize in bowel, ovarian, abdominal, and thoracic endometriosis.  This opportunity is appropriate for graduating residents and graduates of other gynecologic/surgical fellowships who desire to enhance their understanding of endometriosis. The fellow can expect to emerge fully capable in advanced hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery. 

Competency in three pillars

Aside from advanced endoscopic skills, the Endofound fellow will need to demonstrate competency in these three pillars:

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A unique feature of this program is its ties to Endofound, which serves as an avenue for patient advocacy and education. The fellow will work on Endofound initiatives, such as the annual endometriosis conference. 


The fellow will be based at Lenox Hill Hospital (New York City, NY), which is owned by Northwell Health, the largest health system in New York State, employing over 81,000 staff. The fellow can expect to work closely with OB/GYN residents and have opportunities for resident and medical student education.


The fellow will develop a research project and present their findings at the annual SLS meeting or meeting of equal academic rigor during their final year of the fellowship. They will publish a minimum of one research project in an appropriate journal during the course of their training. Funding is readily available for focused projects and we encourage attendance at additional conferences.

Current collaborations include the Rose I & II Studies with Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute and Dr. Peter Gregerson.

FAQs about the fellowship

Applications: Open (Rolling)

Interviews: Offered on an individual basis

Length of fellowship: 2 years

Candidate requirements:

  • Complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or General Surgery that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or an equivalent international residency program
  • Eligible for medical licensure in New York

More information and the application are available on the SLS website.