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HPB Fellowship Transitioned to 2-Year Program

Chet Hammill, MD, MCR and HPB fellow Michael LeCompte, MD

The HPB fellowship has transitioned from a one-year to a two-year program. This change reflects the general trend toward more training in minimally invasive (MI) and laparoscopic surgery and supports the goal of Washington University to become one of the premier programs for training of minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgeons. The additional time will afford surgeons more opportunities to master minimally invasive techniques, such as those for the Whipple procedure to treat pancreas cancer. The MI training is under fellowship Program Associate Director Chet Hammill, MD, MCR.