Message from the Program Director

A Message from the Program Director

Welcome, I am delighted you are interested in our program. I am Vadim Sherman, Program Director for The Houston Methodist Advanced GI MIS/Bariatric Fellowship Program in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. We have developed an incredible training program in one of the premier GI/MIS/Bariatric centers in the world. Our trainees will benefit from the long academic tradition and in this program you will be trained and mentored by faculty with extensive experience, diverse experience and a profound passion for teaching.


The Houston Methodist Hospital GI/MIS/Bariatric Fellowship is a one-year program and we accept two fellows each year. As the largest hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital provides a high volume and immensely diverse patient population that provides surgical residents the experience needed to become great cardiothoracic surgeons.


We are focused on providing you an environment of inquiry, state of the art facilities and care, up to date clinical exposure and a faculty mentor to guide research interest and productivity during your training.  Above all else, the faculty and the department are dedicated to your professional success – the completion of your fellowship is just the first step in a shared journey of growth and mentorship.  We hope to have the privilege of joining you along this journey.


I look forward to visiting with you.




Vadim Sherman, MD, FACS,  

Program Director, Advanced GI/MIS Bariatric Fellowship