Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Welcome to the UConn Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Connecticut Children’s.

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program sponsored by the University of Connecticut is a two-year program that provides the fellow with a broad experience in clinical and operative settings. It is a competency based program which emphasizes learning through hands-on experience. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that are autonomous, enthusiastic and dedicated to the field.

This attitude permeates the entire pediatric surgery staff at Connecticut Children's. Dr. Christine Finck is the program director as well as Surgeon-in-Chief and the director for the Division of Pediatric Surgery. She is also a professor of surgery, pediatrics, traumatology and emergency medicine at the UConn. She is committed to the education of new surgeons and believes that experience is the best teacher.

Diversity and inclusion are foundational elements of the University of Connecticut Pediatric Fellowship Programs at Connecticut Children’s. Consistent with this focus we pursue diversity in all its varied expressions, including but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity; with the goal of providing an educational environment that fosters the success of learners who are representative of the population of Connecticut, and a clinical environment that provides high quality healthcare to the myriad communities of the State.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we welcome you to explore this program.

Feel free to contact Allison Williams, program coordinator, at with any questions.


Christine Finck, M.D.
Program Director