Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s AAGL accredited fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery is a comprehensive advanced labroscopic surgical training program supported by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The primary aim of the MIGS fellowship is to train surgeon scientists to provide excellent clinical and surgical care to women with complex gynecologic disorders, as well as become independent investigators. The fellowship is a two year training program after successful completion of a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

We accept one fellow per year. Fellows are accepted from Obstetrics & Gynecology backgrounds based on qualifications, including satisfactory completion of an AAGL-accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program. Applications for fellowships beginning July 1, 2019 will be available January 2018 and must be submitted through the AAGL website by June 15, 2018. Applicants who will be considered for appointment will be invited to visit the program on August 17, 2018 or September 07, 2018.

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. 


The Department of OBGYN at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine has an abundance of resources and is well-versed in conducting clinical studies. Rand third in NIH funding, there are a plethora of faculty members to serve as mentors. Furthermore, the fellowship director is highly knowledgeable and well-published in clinical studies.

Early in the fellowship, the trainee will explore research options, develop a timeline, perform a power analysis, write the IRB, perform the statistical analysis, and develop a manuscript and presentation for a national meeting. There are for statistician support and relational database that can be used for both cohort and case studies. Additionally, randomized clinical trials are currently being conducted within the division. 

Overview of Program Resources

The Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (N-Case) is a comprehensive, quality simulation center geared toward surgical training of residents and fellows. The Center includes computerized laparoscopic simulators and a high-fidelity robotic stimulator. These tools are open to our fellows 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, the Center includes equipment for a clinical case simulation, and the capacity for animal and cadaver labs.

The Feinberg School of Medicine's Galter Health Sciences Library has a vast array of online and in-house resources, including textbooks, journals, search tools, computer software, conference space, and certified staff librarians. Fellows have full access to innumerable resources for education, simulation, research and teaching. 

Finally, Fellows have the option of enrollment in numerous courses in the two campuses of Northwestern University. If desired, fellows have the option of pursing MPH, MA, or MBA degrees during the course of their fellowship. These courses are easily integrated in to the fellow's block schedule and are able to supplement a fellow's education in a unique way. 

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The fellows will be based out of Prentice Women's Hospital, which is part of Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in the Streeterville Neighborhood of Chicago. During their second year, fellows will complete a two-month rotation at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital located in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. 


Magdy Milad, MD, MS
Program Director

Angela Chaudhari, MD
Associate Program Director

Contact Us

SJ Doi
Fellowship Coordinator

If you are a patient and would like to get in touch with one of our physicians please call the clinical office at 312-695-7382.

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.