Cedars-Sinai's Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship is a one-year, comprehensive clinical and research program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. During the fellowship, competent general surgeons become especially well versed in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. Program Director Phillip Fleshner, MD, and his associates — all of whom are board-certified colorectal surgeons actively involved in surgical education and research — have the primary teaching responsibilities. The program prepares fellows to apply for and successfully obtain certification from the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Training takes place at world-renowned Cedars-Sinai, the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States.