The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Program Leadership

Program Director

Mark D. Levie, MD
Tel: 718.920.5157  


Associate Program Director

Ja Hyun Shin, MD, MS
Tel: 718.920.5157  


Program Coordinator

Giselle Tatis
Tel: 718.920.6311 

  • Established in 2004
  • Length of training: 2 years
  • Number of fellows: 3
  • Training in:
    • Diagnosis and management of complex gynecologic conditions using advanced endoscopic surgical skills.
    • Instruction in anatomical principles, instrumentation, gynecologic conditions and pathology, vaginal surgery, operative laparoscopy, operative hysteroscopy, robotics, and complex abdominal surgery.


Fully Accredited by AAGL/SRS
Last site visit:  2014
Next site visit:  2018


Successful completion of a residency in OB/GYN

Current Fellows

Jed Schortz, MD
Julie Keltz, MD
Jenny Tam, MD


Application Process

Applications accepted through AAGL 
Deadline: July 
Interview Months: August and September

Selection Process



Contact Us

Giselle Tatis


Fellows operate at all Montefiore sites where MIGS surgery is performed (Weiler, Hutchinson Metro Center, Moses, and Wakefield). Fellows are responsible for service responsibilities as the GYN attending in 2 month rotations. Research time is incorporated into the weekly schedule.

Sample Weekly Schedule


Monday  Tuesday   Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
AM OR Didactics OR Didactics/Clinic OR/office procedures
PM OR Preoperative & Pelvic Pain Clinic OR Clinic OR
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
  7:00 a.m.: Department Statistics Conference     7:00 a.m.: Wakefield Chief of Service Rounds
  8:00 a.m.: Department Grand Rounds   8:00 a.m.: Moses Chief of Service Rounds  
  9:00 a.m.: Journal Club      
  10:00 a.m.: Research/Division Meeting      

Research and Scholarly Activity


  • Have protected time to complete a research project
  • Complete a course in biostatics
  • Are mentored in developing a research question
  • Design a hypothesis driven analytic study
  • Prepare a manuscript to be published and presented at a national meeting
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