Aaron Sachs, M.D., of Rockville, Md., will begin his post-graduate advanced surgical training on August 1 at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) located at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. He replaces Dr. Andrew Loveitt, who is joining MIMIS as its fifth surgeon.
Dr. Sachs is the 12th surgeon to be accepted for the one-year Fellowship training program at MIMIS. He earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He recently completed his General Surgery Residency at WellSpan York Hospital and also served as an intern at Detroit Medical Center.
The surgeon has won numerous academic awards, published several papers, made presentations and held offices on medical groups. He has worked as a lab instructor and assistant; served as an intern in orthopaedics, pediatric therapeutics, and at a laboratory of kidney and electrolyte metabolism; and volunteered with Peds Pals. Outside of work, Dr. Sachs enjoys being a songwriter and guitarist. He has recorded and produced original songs.
MIMIS is one of 140 Fellowship programs accredited by the Fellowship Council in the United States and Canada. The Fellowship Council is a national body that provides accreditation for Fellowships in five areas of surgical specialties: minimally Invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, flexible endoscopy, advanced gastro-intestinal, and hepato-pancreatic-biliary. The examination necessary for an institution to qualify for accreditation is rigorous and comprehensive, with extensive evaluation of the quality of the teaching faculty, the facility, and surgical outcomes. Once a surgeon completes a post-graduate fellowship they are highly sought after by hospitals throughout the country because of their advanced training.
MIMIS remains the only Fellowship program in the United States and Canada to achieve accreditation in three specialties: minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery and flexible endoscopy. This distinction is unusual, especially coming from the only advanced training program located in a small community hospital in rural America. Guiding the MIMIS Fellowship training program are four accredited faculty surgeons who are dedicated to performing surgery in the least invasive way.
MIMIS’ vision is to propagate minimally invasive surgery for the benefit of patients everywhere, and through education, research and global outreach, MIMIS surgeons and their alumni are known nationally and internationally.