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Resources for Physicians and Residents at Scottsdale Healthcare

Affiliated Residency Programs

Plastic Surgery (Mayo Clinic)

PGY 6 Plastic Surgery Residents spend 2 weeks with us in the operating room and office learning private practice cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Mayo Arizona PGY 7 residents spend 1 to 2 months with us doing the same with pre, intra, and post op hands on experience. Medical students from Midwestern and UofA Phoenix spend 2 to 4 weeks during the 3rd and 4th years learning basic techniques and plastic surgery decision making.

Co-Directors:
William D Leighton, MD
Jack A Friedland, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Banner Good Sam)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident (PGY 3 or 4) is invited to rotate for Skeletal Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) cases. The Resident will gain an increased knowledge base and surgical competency on the principles of Orthognathic Surgery. They will be introduced to computer-based Virtual Surgical Treatment Planning and learn principles for computer-based correction of facial skeletal abnormalities. The resident is expected to demonstrate an increased understanding of the rationale, treatment planning, and surgical treatment of a variety of facial skeletal conditions.

Site Director:
J. Gregory Sabol, MD, DDS

Orthopaedic Surgery -Spine (Banner Good Sam)

PGY4 Orthopaedic residents spend a 3 month rotation in spine surgery. 6 weeks of the rotation occurs at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. Residents are exposed to a large variety of spine disorders and treatment strategies including adult and pediatric deformity, cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, spinal tumors, and minimally-invasive spinal interventions. Residents are expected to gain a thorough understanding of spinal pathophysiology and surgical techniques.

Site Director:
Michael S. Chang, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Banner Good Sam)

PGY-3 primary care residents complete a month long rotation in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. They will spend 3 days in clinic at various TOCA sites and 2 days observing Orthopedic Sports Medicine surgeries. The residents are expected to gain experience and knowledge in a variety of operative and non-operative sports medicine conditions.

Site Director:
Anikar Chhabra, MD, MS

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (Banner Good Sam)

The Banner Good Samaritan Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents (PGY3) complete 2 rotations that are 3 weeks long in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. The Valley Urogynecology Associates faculty mentor the residents at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Greenbaum Surgical Center. Residents gain knowledge of medical and surgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and genitourinary fistulas. The residents provide pre and postoperative care under supervision while improving their scientific, technical and clinical competency needed for excellent patient evaluation and care.

Site Director:
Shazia A Malik, MD, FACOG

Orthopedic Oncology (University of Arizona – Tucson)

The three month Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology of Arizona/Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center resident rotation is designed for PGY 4 or 5 level residents. The rotation focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal tumors. Under the guidance of the two fellowship trained attending physicians, residents in the clinic will participate in the evaluation of new patients as well as the follow up of patients after surgery. The goals of the resident in the clinic are to recognize the characteristics of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors based on the patient’s history, physical exam findings and imaging characteristics. In addition, the resident will be able to recognize certain diagnosis based on the imaging finding. Finally, the resident will be involved in the pre surgical planning of patients scheduled for surgery.

In the operating room, the resident will assist the attending physicians with the complex surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue masses. The resident will be expected to have basic competency in internal fixation, joint replacement and soft tissue closure. This fund of knowledge is the basis for complex tumor resection procedures as well as the associated reconstruction. The residents will also be exposed to the plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons or surgical oncologists which are often involved in the surgical co-management of musculoskeletal tumors. Therefore the resident will gain appreciation of other surgical specialties. The primary goals of the residents in the operating room are to obtain a basic understanding of the techniques and implants used in the resection and reconstruction of musculoskeletal tumors. The resident will also gain an appreciation of detailed orthopedic anatomy not typically seen in standard orthopedic procedures. Finally, the residents will be expected to appreciate the basics of post operative hospital care of these complicated patients.

In order to complete the experience of treating complex patients in a multidisciplinary fashion, the resident will present patients cases at the quarterly Virginia G. Piper Sarcoma Tumor Board. Here, the resident will present particularly challenging cases to a panel of orthopedic oncologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. The resident will gain appreciation of the varying specialty concerns regarding orthopedic oncology patients.

Lastly, residents will be required to complete a scholarly project while on the rotation. The minimum requirement will be the preparation of a case report manuscript with submission for publication. Research projects are also available for residents wishing to pursue a more involved project. Since the expansion of the rotation to three months, every resident has published an article in a peer-reviewed journal and several residents have had their work presented at national meetings.

Site directors:
Matthew J. Seidel, MD
Judd E. Cummings, MD

Emergency Medicine (Maricopa Medical Center)

Third year residents from the Maricopa Emergency Medicine residency program rotate in four and six week blocks throughout the year. One to two residents rotate at any given time. Focus and emphasis is placed on community-based clinical education with an emphasis on critical care and advanced procedural techniques.

Site Director:
Chris Courtney, MD

Pain Management and Palliative Care (Mayo Clinic)

Residents will complete a month long rotation in Interventional Pain Management and Palliative Care. Our providers mentor the residents within Center for Pain and Supportive Care (CPSC) clinic and Scottsdale Healthcare Systems. They will obtain a comprehensive approach in assessment and care of patients with chronic pain and complex regional pain syndromes. In addition, residents will acquire the clinical and technical knowledge needed to assess the pain management in cancer patients and the concepts of Palliative Care.

Site Director:
Lisa Stearns, MD 

Oculoplastic Surgery (Mayo Clinic)

The Mayo Clinic Arizona Plastics Resident (PGY VI or above) complete a month long rotation in Oculoplastic Surgery. The resident is expected to demonstrate an increased knowledge base of the principles of Oculoplastic Surgery. They will have an increased level of scientific, clinical, and technical knowledge and competency needed for patient evaluation and operative procedures. The resident is expected to demonstrate an increased level of understanding of the principles of/indication for a variety of clinical oculoplastic surgical conditions.

Site Director:
William McLeish, MD 

Trauma Anesthesia (Mayo Clinic)

PGY3 or PGY4 Anesthesiology residents do a month long rotation in trauma anesthesia. Valley Anesthesia Consultant faculty mentor the residents at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. Residents gain experience in assessment and care of patients with trauma related injuries who require surgical procedures or acute stabilization.

Site Director:
Bruce Puryear, MD 

Cranial Surgery (Barrow Neurosurgery)

PGY5 or PGY6 Neurosurgery resident rotate on an elective basis for 3-6 months taking care of neurosurgical patients with cranial pathology including traumatic injuries, tumors and vascular lesions . Barrow Neurosurgical Associates mentor the residents at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. Residents gain exposure to evaluation and the medical and surgical management of patients with wide range of cranial pathologies. Residents gain one-on-one surgical experience tailored to their skill set.

Site Director:
John Wanebo, MD 

Minimally Invasive Spine (Barrow Neuosurgery)

PGY-5 and PGY-6 neurosurgery residents rotate on an elective basis for 3-6 months at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. Throughout this time, residents become familiar with the application of minimally invasive techniques that may be used to treat degenerative, neoplastic and traumatic pathologies. It may be expected that the rotating resident will establish a sound foundation in minimally invasive spine from which they will continue to build upon over their careers.

Site Director:
Luis M. Tumialán, MD 

General Surgery (Maricopa Integrated Health System)

As a fully integrated site for the Maricopa Integrated Health System General Surgery residency program, PGY1-5 residents spend anywhere from 1-3 months at Shea and/or Osborn. The rotation provides residents extensive exposure to endocrine, hepatobiliary, colon and rectal and general surgery. Their experience includes the entire spectrum of pre-, intra- and post-operative care as well as an opportunity to participate in long-term follow-up. With a preceptor model of education, residents are able to work closely with the appointed teaching staff in inpatient, outpatient and urgent/emergent settings.

Site Director:
Andrew Kassir, MD

Critical Care Medicine (Verde Valley Internal Medicine Program)

Scottsdale Critical Care provides an ICU rotation for PGY 3 Internal Medicine residents from Verde Valley Medical Center. The rotation is didactic and practical with residents providing hands-on care under direct and constant supervision by an attending physician. We accept only one resident at at time to maximize the experience and patient interaction for each resident. We provide guidance for procedures commonly performed in the ICU and provide a foundation for the basics of patient resuscitation and stabilization in the critically ill.

Site Director:
Randy Weisman, MD

Dermatology (Affiliated Dermatology Residency Program)

Dermatology residents will provide hospital consultative services at Scottsdale Healthcare. This osteopathic dermatology residency is associated with Scottsdale Healthcare and Midwestern University OPTI. Residents practice the full spectrum of medical dermatology, with both inpatient and outpatient consultative services offered. Affiliated Dermatology has founded the Arizona skin cancer foundation, a non-profit institution which provides financial assistance to patients in need. In addition, the foundation is involved with community education regarding awareness and prevention of cutaneous malignancies.

Site Director:
Jason Barr, DO

Urology / Infertility (Mayo Clinic)

PGYIII Mayo Clinic urology residents rotate for one month to improve their knowledge base regarding the evaluation and management of the subfertile male. Residents will gain insight into the hormonal evaluation and medical management of varying degrees of subfertility. This includes both hereditary and environmental factors that influence fertility. In addition, they will evaluate these men for surgery and participate in and gain experience with various microsurgical procedures.

Site Director:
James Daitch, MD