The University of Colorado Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program is designed to train academic pediatric and adolescent gynecologists who are outstanding clinicians, surgeons, teachers and researchers.  Our program is affiliated with the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and is a two-year program, accepting one fellow per year. 

The cumulative educational objective of the two-year training program is to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to serve as consultants to pediatric subspecialists, pediatricians, family practitioners, obstetricians and gynecologists. Graduates should be able to provide consultation for patients of diverse backgrounds from birth up to age 18-21 years with gynecologic concerns as well as adults born with reproductive congenital anomalies and differences in sex development.  The PAG graduate should also learn to work with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in the care of individuals born with complex conditions.  

The educational objectives for the fellowship are designed to be graded such that as fellows advance in training, the learning objectives will involve more complex and multi-disciplinary care of PAG patients. Procedural objectives are similarly designed to become more complex as fellows advance through training.  In addition, the fellow will obtain necessary skills to perform clinical outcomes-based research in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Clinical training will primarily occur at Children’s Hospital Colorado, within the Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  Approximately 10% of the fellow’s time will be allotted to training in Adult Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado, including transitional care of complex adolescents to adulthood.

Formal training portfolios will be maintained which will allow for documentation of satisfactory performance and advancement through the program. At the completion of training, fellows should demonstrate competence at the level of a new practitioner in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Specific educational goals for each fellow include specific learning objectives as outlined by the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  Procedures for which the fellow will become expert include, but are not limited to the following:

Vaginal Surgery

  • Vaginoscopy with or without removal of foreign body
  • Hymenectomy, complete and partial
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic metroplasty
  • Vaginal septum resection
    • Complete and partial
    • Transverse and longitudinal
    • Obstructive and non-obstructive
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vaginal laceration repair in the pediatric and adolescent patient
  • Labiaplasty for labial hypertrophy
  • Minor vulvovaginal surgeries in the child and adolescent, including excision of labial adhesions, excision of vulvar condyloma, I&D labial and Bartholin’s abscess, vulvovaginal cyst excision
  • Contraceptive implant and IUD management in medically complex patient, both in-office and under anesthesia

Abdominal Surgery

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy with and without excision and ablation of endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy in gender dysphoria
  • Adnexal cystectomy, laparoscopy and laparotomy
  • Adnexal detorsion, laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic oophoropexy
  • Laparoscopic ovarian transposition and ovarian tissue cryopreservation
  • Resection of Mullerian remnants, laparoscopy and laparotomy

CU PAG Fellowship Program Leadership

Tricia Huguelet, MD

Fellowship Program Director
Chief Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Tricia Huguelet, MD

Fellowship Program Director
Chief Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology


Niche

Heavy menstrual bleeding and blood disorders


Education

St. Louis University

Undergrad

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency

Why I Like Denver

The beautiful outdoors!


Personal Interests

Tennis, running, skiing, snowboarding, and watching my 3 boys play soccer 😊

Veronica Alaniz, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director

Veronica Alaniz, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director


Niche

Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract.


Education

Stanford University

Undergrad

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency

University of Michigan

Fellowship

Why I Like Denver

The 300 days of sunshine is great for my well-being and my solar panels!


Personal Interests

Exploring, hiking, fishing, eating tacos.

Tricia Huguelet, MD

Fellowship Program Director
Chief Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology


Niche

Heavy menstrual bleeding and blood disorders.


Education

St. Louis University

Undergrad

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency

Why I Like Denver

The beautiful outdoors!


Personal Interests

Tennis, running, skiing, snowboarding, and watching my 3 boys play soccer 😊

Veronica Alaniz, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director


Niche

Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract.


Education

Stanford University

Undergrad

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency

University of Michigan

Fellowship

Why I Like Denver

The 300 days of sunshine is great for my well-being and my solar panels!


Personal Interests

Exploring, hiking, fishing, eating tacos.

The mission of the University of Colorado Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program is to train academic pediatric and adolescent gynecologists who are outstanding clinicians, surgeons, teachers and researchers.

CU Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Mission Statement

Welcome Message from Nanette F. Santoro, MD, Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair

Below Dr. Nanette Santoro, Chair of the University of Colorado Department of OB-GYN since 2008, invites you to learn more about our exceptional clinical and research enterprises. She is an internationally recognized researcher in Reproductive Endocrinology with a special focus on menopause research. She has been president of several major academic societies including NAMS and ASRM. In 2019, she was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. Her vast academic experience enhances our commitment to advancing the science of OB-GYN to improve the lives of our patients.   


The Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is a section within the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Division is led by Dr. Leslie Appiah, fellowship trained in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and who also serves as Director of our Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Late Effects Program.

The Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a diverse and growing division of 24 full-time faculty members dedicated to the mission of providing innovative, evidence-based care to improve the health of women. The division is one of the largest, strongest, and most diversified academic specialist divisions in the region with specialists in obstetric and gynecologic quality and safety, hospitalist medicine, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, lower genital tract diseases, menopause, sexual medicine, pelvic pain, global health, and fertility preservation. Our tertiary university system continues to offer a unique academic setting for resident training and career opportunities for the academic obstetrician-gynecologist.

Division members devote time to their faculty-based practice in obstetrics and gynecology while pursuing a wide range of individualized academic interests. These areas involve clinically oriented specialization, clinically based research and a wide range of educational and administrative activities. The Division plays an active role in the education of residents and medical students.  The faculty are actively involved in teaching within the department, School of Medicine and surrounding community and many serve as board examiners for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Additionally, many Division members are involved in regional and national organizations involving women's health.

 

Contact Info

Courtney Furstenberg
Fellowship Coordinator
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4011, B198-6
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2034
Fax: (303) 724-2055

 

 

Contact Info

Courtney Furstenberg
Fellowship Coordinator
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4011, B198-6
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2034
Fax: (303) 724-2055