Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (Scibetta Fellowship)

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery



2-Year Program

This is a two-year fellowship that incorporates clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.  It is best suited for candidates who wish to pursue an academic career, and offers the potential of more time for research and academic development if desired.  The goal of the program is to develop our Fellows into complex laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeons. The program also has a focus on chronic pelvic pain, allowing the development of an area of sub-specialty interest for the graduate of the program.

The Scibetta Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery provides the fellow with significant flexibility to develop expertise in minimally invasive surgery. The Fellow operates at least three days per week with Drs. Bhagavath, and Benjamin-Pratt, who are full-time faculty at the University, in addition to the option of operating one day per week with Dr. Scibetta, a volunteer faculty and expert gynecologic surgeon (the Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Scibetta and his contributions to laparoscopic surgery in Rochester). The Fellow will also rotate off-service and interact with our urogynecology service.  Robotic surgery is included in the educational experience both with the Fellowship faculty and the Urogynecology faculty. The Fellow will spend on average 3 days in surgery per week.

The Fellow gains office and teaching experience by seeing patients in the faculty practice and by supervising residents seeing patients in the Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic (with supervision by Drs. Bhagavath and Benjamin-Pratt) and the Strong Fertility Center. The Fellow spends at least one day per week in the office seeing patients.

The Fellow has teaching responsibilities as they relate to the education of our 32 residents in the clinics, operating room, and perioperative care. The Fellow has an appointment as a Clinical Instructor and serves as a junior attending with intermittent service and call responsibilities.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a vibrant and congenial department that affords the Fellow a wide variety of academic, clinical, and social opportunities. It serves as a major tertiary center in Western New York for complex obstetric and gynecologic patients, providing a wealth of potential clinical experiences.

Sample Schedule















Pelvic Pain Clinic

Faculty Practice/OR


Faculty Practice with Amy Benjamin-Pratt


Contact Us

Amy Keller, Fellowship Coordinator

(585) 273-3232