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Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

About Our Program

The University of Utah Colon and Rectal Surgery (CRS) fellowship is a one-year program that was established in 2022 with an aim to train and produce CRS specialists prepared to attain certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). 

The fellowship provides a setting in which advanced, highly skilled, medical education can take place. Fellows have the opportunity to not only acquire an in-depth knowledge of advanced skills in CRS, but also to develop both academically and professionally. The program is committed to delivering excellent clinical exposure, as well as directed, expert instruction, promoting autonomous education, and fostering the refinement of fellows' scientific and academic pursuits. The fellowship consists of a combination of mentorship with a gradual increase in clinical, administrative, and educational responsibilities; didactic instruction; hands-on experience; and self-directed learning. 

Clinical rotations take place at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. During clinical rotations fellows evaluate new patients and manage patients under treatment, including the simulation and treatment planning, while under appropriate supervision. Fellow progress is evaluated on an individual basis following the completion of each clinical rotation and by the Program Director on a quarterly basis.

Program Aims

Upon completion of this program, fellows will:

  • Be proficient in the care of patients with disorders of the colon and rectum by building on knowledge and technical skills learned in general surgery residency. 
  • Understand the details of the evaluation of patients with disorders of the colon and rectum, particularly in the fields of benign anorectal disorders, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor disorders.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the expected post-operative care of patients with disorders of the colon and rectum.
  • Be technically proficient in open, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches for colorectal surgical patients. 
  • Be able to lead a team in patient care and teach resident and student education.
  • Be prepared to attain board certification by the ABCRS.
  • Be well prepared to enter practice independently and safely. 


Dr. Bartley Pickron

Bartley Pickron, MD

Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Phone: 801-581-7124


Anna Darelli-Anderson, MEd, BA, C-TAGME

Associate Director of Education Program Manager Veteran, US Air Force

Phone: 801-581-6345 Email: 

University of Utah Health 50 North Medical Drive Surgery 1C435A SOM Salt Lake City, UT 84132