Residency and Fellowship Programs


Except as noted with asterisks (*), the programs below are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship

The Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship is dedicated to educating, training, and recruiting APPs in surgery and critical care in order to successfully integrate them into a career in surgery or critical care, while improving the life of every patient now and in the future. 

Burn Surgery Fellowship*

The Burn Surgery Fellowship Program is a one-year non-ACGME-accredited burn fellowship meant to give Fellows the full breadth and experience of burn/frostbite/complex wound care in order to prepare Fellows for a career in burn surgery. 

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

The Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program with the goal to outline an introduction to all forms of congenital heart defects, and to provide a graded progression of responsibility in the pre-operative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients with congenital heart defects.

General Surgery Residency

The University of Colorado Department of Surgery offers a five-year, general surgical residency training program, approved for 80 resident positions and to graduate eleven chief residents in general surgery each year.

Genitourinary (GU) Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The Genitourinary (GU) Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a one-year clinical fellowship focusing on male and female reconstructive urology.

International Surgery Fellowship*

Hepatopancreatobiliary International Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program offered to fully-trained surgeons from outside the United States and Canada who desire further expertise in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship*

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship is a one-year unaccredited program offered to fully-trained and board eligible general surgeons who desire to further develop their technical skills and surgical judgement in performing a vast spectrum of gastrointestinal and abdominal wall reconstruction operations.

Pediatric Bariatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship*

The Pediatric Bariatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program is a one-year fellowship with the mission to provide a comprehensive approach to the management of pediatric bariatric surgery patients and opportunities to engage in clinical research.

Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Fellowship*

Pediatric Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Program is a one-year fellowship with a mission to teach our fellows the skills necessary to treat patients with congenital colorectal conditions such as Anorectal Malformation, Cloaca, Cloacal Exstrophy, Hirschsprung, Idiopathic Constipation, and Fecal Incontinence. 

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship to teach fellows the skills necessary to become well-rounded pediatric surgeons.

Pediatric Urology Fellowship

The Pediatric Urology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and the University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education. The Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program seeks to recruit the best candidates and provide them the educational foundation for a successful career.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency has two paths available for residency training. The Independent track is a 3-year program available to residents who have completed five years of general surgery training. The Integrated track is a 6-year program (combined with general surgery) available to medical school graduates. 

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)/Denver Health Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME/RRC approved training program whose goal is to educate fellows in the advanced care of critically ill and injured patients.

Surgical Critical Care Pediatrics Fellowship

Surgical Critical Care Pediatrics Fellowship Program is a one-year fellowship with a mission to provide safe, effective, and evidence based critical care to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents from all surgical sub-specialties within a pediatric intensive care unit and teach and conduct research in pediatric surgical critical care.

Thoracic Surgery Residency

The Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program is a three-year fellowship with an objective to provide a robust and sophisticated experience in all facets of adult and congenital heart disease and general thoracic surgery.

Transplant Surgery Fellowship*

The Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) with the purpose to expose and educate a qualified surgeon to the surgical techniques of solid-organ transplantation encompassing procurement and pre/post transplants.

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship*

Denver Health's Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (TACS) Fellowship is an approved official training site by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). This fellowship encompasses trauma and non-trauma surgical emergencies, as well as surgical critical care.

Urology Residency

The Urology Residency Training Program is a fully-accredited ACGME five-year program with a resident complement of three (3) residents per year.

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in is a University of Colorado Hospital/VA based, 2-year ACGME/RRC accredited fellowship.

* non-ACGME accredited program