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Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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South Shore University Hospital

Bay Shore, NY

Number of Positions Offered: 1

Contact Information

Mastery in General Surgery Program Chief

Kambhampaty Krishnasastry, MD
301 E. Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
kkrishna@northwell.edu
631-894-5943

Administrative Contact

Cathy Kourtis
ckourtis@northwell.edu
631-894-5943

Website

South Shore University Hospital

Program Highlights

The Junior Associate will be part of the faculty and the main focus is general surgery experience. The associate will be encouraged to participate, develop relationships, and practice building with MIS, Trauma, ACS, OBGYN and other sub-specialties. The Associate will work with residents on a daily basis in all aspects of patient care. Junior Associates are supervised and aligned with a senior faculty member as a backup on call who will be present physically at cases and management until ready for independent practice. The Junior Associate will spend all of the time at South Shore University Hospital.

Program Description

The Junior Associate will be part of pre-op and post-op management and seeing and supervising consults. The Junior Associate will be involved in developing relationships with GI, MIS, OB/GYN, and private practice. Junior Associates are supervised and aligned with a senior faculty member. The associate is expected to transition to a full independent role in six months. They will have a Senior Associate as a backup on call who will be present physically at cases and management until ready and approved for independent practice.

The Associate will be informed of the goals and expectations and assessed every six weeks based on competencies and milestones. The Associate will manage various sub-specialty patients with senior guidance. Being involved starting from consultation, pre-op decision making, intra-op conduct, post-op care will be done by the Associate under supervision to achieve independence. This will include acute care surgery call, elective general surgery cases, and outpatient ambulatory office setting. The Associate is responsible for call while on elective rotations for ongoing evaluations. The last three months will be general surgery, acute care, and office elective referrals seen independently with a Senior Associate supervising as backup.

The transition will be from the first three months of direct supervision to the next three months of backup and indirect supervision for the Associate by Senior Associate. During this period, evaluation will be done by the Senior Associates and Program Chief to make sure the Associate is ready for independent service. Clinical judgment, OR performance, and patient follow up will be evaluated semiannually and feedback given to the Junior Associate. The Program Chief will provide the final assessment, including input from Senior Associates.

The Junior Associate will spend time at the faculty practice office where practice management, ambulatory setting meetings, and billing take place. Medical malpractice, liability insurers are discussed in this space. Quality improvement is included in the M&M conference. The Junior Associate will be part of a case selection along with residents and will be participating in the NSQIP and Trauma ACS quality databases. The Associate will participate in enhanced recovery protocol for various surgeries. The Junior Associate is expected to have at least one research project and publications or presentations at a national meeting.

Senior Associates

Kelechi Akuma, MD, FACS
Andrew T. Bates, MD, FACS
Robert E. Benjamin, MD, FACS
John M. Davis, MD, FACS
David M. Pechman, MD
Shannon F.R. Small, MD, FACS