Kellen Welch, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellow Trains With the Latest Robotic Technology at LVHN
Career goal: My career goal is to become a colorectal surgery attending and serve as mentor to students, residents and other trainees in a teaching institution. I hope to continue to learn, serve and advance health care in my community.
“My training in minimally invasive robotic surgery has been excellent and will stick with me for my career.”
LVHN offers an academic feel in a busy community setting. This allows vast exposure to a variety of disease processes and surgical pathology. LVHN also offers the newest surgical technology.
The most unique aspect of my fellowship training has been the relationships formed with my mentors. The attending surgeons care about teaching and allow appropriate autonomy in the operating room. They respect the fellows and treat us as equals.
My training in minimally invasive robotic surgery this year has been excellent and will stick with me for my career. I am excited and eager to bring the skills that I’ve developed to my future role as an attending surgeon.
Try to find a program with the best ‘fit.’ Picture yourself working with the faculty you meet in a location that you like. Look for programs that teach different techniques and offer the latest advancements.
Being a fellow at LVHN means striving to become a leader in your field so that you can better serve your community.