Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RCPI) is the main teaching facility for the gynecologic oncology fellowship program. The fellowship is a four-year accredited program. The fellow spends the first two years performing basic science research projects within RPCI. The last two years are devoted to clinical and surgical practice.

During the two clinical years, the fellow develops clinical and surgical expertise necessary for the management and treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancies. The fellow shall develop acumen in administrating appropriate chemotherapeutic agents for gynecologic malignancies. There are close collaborations with the radiation oncologists, gynecologic pathologists, surgical oncologists, and urologists to further the clinical experience of the fellows.

There are scheduled educational conferences and seminars. The fellows actively participate in ongoing clinical research projects and present at national meetings.

Please contact Dr. Shashikant Lele at 716.845.3497 or

Fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Robotics Surgery

Starting with the 2011-2012 academic year, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University at Buffalo is offering a one-year fellowship in advanced gynecologic robotic surgery under the directorship of Pakaj K. Singhal, MD, MS, FACOG.  The fellow receives extensive robotic surgery training under the direct supervision of the program director and other members of the faculty.

The fellow would be heavily involved in clinical and academic teaching of the residents. The post-graduate trainee will have a faculty appointment and function as a junior faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will have night call duties. In addition, the fellow may work closely with selected community gynecologists, who are active in laparoscopic surgery, in order to maximize the clinical experience.

Research opportunities are readily available within the Department and in collaboration with other departments at the University at Buffalo. The fellow will be allowed to develop his or her area of interest.

Please contact Caroline Michalik, ACNP, MSN, Robotics Surgical Services Coordinator at 716.568.6689 or for more information.