Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency

Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program

George Y. Apostolides, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6535 North Charles Street, Suite 445
Towson, MD 21204
410-494-1192 or 443-849-6910

Associate Director
Francesco Grasso, MD, FACS, FACRS
6569 N. Charles Street, Suite 502
Towson, MD  21204

Joseph DiRocco, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6569 N. Charles Street, Suite 502
Towson, MD  21204

The Colorectal Surgery Residency Program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME.

Successful completion of our one-year program in Colorectal Surgery qualifies and prepares the resident to take the Qualifying and the Certifying Examinations of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The Colorectal Surgery Residency Program at GBMC offers a well rounded clinical experience for the resident, providing an abundant number and variety of  surgical and endoscopic cases.  Our excellent didactic activities include weekly textbook chapter reading, monthly pathology conference, monthly radiology conference, and monthly journal club. Clinical rotation in a center of excellence is also provided for the benefit of the resident.

Program Specifications

  • Number of Residents (per year): Currently GBMC is offering one Colon and Rectal Residency position per Academic year.
  • Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): There are currently three Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeons on the Medical Staff at GBMC.
  • Salary/Year: $62,000.
  • Case mix / number of cases: 200 abdominal procedures, 250 anal procedures, and 325 colonoscopies (based on Academic Year 2011-2012).
  • Strengths of the program: Wide availability of cases to choose from since there is no competition with any other surgical residents. Strong laparoscopic colon surgery experience. Extensive exposure to office practice of colorectal surgery. State of the art anorectal physiology lab and rectal ultrasound are available and utilized by resident. Robotic experience and strong endoscopic experience.
  • Clinic or office experience: The Resident attends private office hours with teaching staff 1 or 2 times a week. 
  • Educational conferences:Monthly Journal Club; Pathology and Radiology Conferences; Anorectal Physiology Conference; Surgical Grand Rounds. Tumor Board. M&M Conferences. ASCRS Textbook and CARSEP Review.
  • Outside rotations: Cleveland Clinic (2 weeks).
  • Research year: None offered at the present time.
  • Requirement for scientific activity: The Resident is required to prepare one research paper for publication and three lectures for presentation.
  •  Opportunity to attend meetings: The resident's attendance at the annual ASCRS meeting and regional meetings are funded by the Program.   Endorectal ultrasound course, simulated laparoscopic lab experience.
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