Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship



 Congratulations to our upcoming MIGS Fellow Graduates:

 Peter Sticco, MD, and Camilee Ladanyi, MD who officially complete training June 30, 2020.


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyare proud to provide a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) approved by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). 



Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Teaching Physicians                              


 Todd Boren, MD

 Program Director
 Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship


Todd Boren, MD, MIGS Fellowship Program Director




2018- 2020 MIGS Fellows   

 Camille Ladanyi, MD


 Medical School: University of Colorado 

 OB/GYN Residency: Maine Medical Center


Peter L. Sticco, MD

Medical School: St. George's University Medical 

OB/GYN Residency: NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist



Program Description and Overview

da Vinci Surgery by MIGS FellowsThe University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga sponsors a two-year AAGL-approved Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS).  The MIGS Fellowship in Chattanooga was established by world-renowned Dr. C.Y. Liu in 1997 and is the oldest continuous gynecologic endoscopic fellowship program in the United States.  Our Fellows have gone on to become leaders in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at major academic institutions and in private practice.


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology propose that in order to become a proficient minimally invasive surgeon, a provider must have:

  • a broad understanding of advanced gynecologic disorders, especially ones that often end in a surgical intervention  
  • extensive surgical and clinical expertise that focuses not only on laparoscopic surgery; but also on advanced abdominal and vaginal surgery  
  • an excellent understanding of research methodology and evidence-based practice principles

Physicians entering a MIGS Fellowship must have completed an ACGME accredited OB/GYN Residency Program.  By participating in multiple, large, community-based referral practices, the MIGS Fellow will receive broad exposure to medical and surgical management of complex gynecologic disorders.  Interaction with the Graduate Medical Education Programs offered by The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga provides exposure to a rich academic environment, as well.  It is an ideal setting in which to provide additional training for post-graduate fellows seeking clinical and academic expertise in these fields. 


Our primary goal is to train physicians who will provide top quality patient care and education, and be leaders and innovators in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery and in the treatment of advanced gynecologic disorders such as pelvic pain, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and menopausal care.


For physicians interested in pursuing formal and comprehensive training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, go to the AAGL website for information about the application process, educational goals and objectives for the two-year fellowship, and surgical procedures available.  We encourage residents currently in an accredited OB/GYN Residency Program or physicians already in practice to consider this challenging specialty and the outstanding educational opportunities in Chattanooga as part of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.  Access specific information about the approved MIGS Fellowship via the AAGL website links below:


For a list of current AAGL accredited programs, go to  Applications are available via the AAGL website at  


As of July 1, 2020, the program will offer two positions, one at the first year level and one at the second year level.


2021 Match

The FMIGS match is conducted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) OB/GYN Fellowship Match.  Virtual interviews will be conducted later this summer.  Please email Ms. Howell for more information.  The position being sought will be a first year fellow to begin the program as of July 1, 2021.

For more information about the Chattanooga MIGS Fellowship, contact Jessica Howell, RN, OB/GYN Department Manager, and Women's Oncology Naviator (email, and phone 423.778.7515)


Revised 06/30/2020

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