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The Division of Gastroenterology (GI) offers a comprehensive one year Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship. This position is intended for those who have successfully completed a GI fellowship. The advanced endoscopy fellow receives advanced endoscopic training in both the cognitive and procedural aspects of advanced endoscopic procedures with the goal of being trained as an academic interventionalist. The trainee will participate in clinical care, be expected to partake in active research projects and initiate their own projects, and participate in the training of regular GI fellows with gradated attending responsibility. During the training period the advanced fellow will become proficient in ERCP, EUS, PDT, endoprosthetic placement, complex stricture remediation POEM and enteral feeding access.

Clinical training is also supplemented by interrelated didactic conferences:
  • Clinical Journal Club
  • GI Pathology
  • Clinical Case Conference
  • GI Grand Rounds
  • Subspecialty Conferences (liver, GI motility/physiology, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Fundamental pathophysiology and clinical lectures every summer

Outpatient Clinic

All fellows have continuity clinic throughout the fellowship under the auspices of faculty members. There are weekly conferences devoted to outpatient diagnostic and management issues. Additionally, fellows participate in specialized clinics to complement their research interests and projects in the second and third years. The advanced endoscopic fellows will have inpatient endoscopic experience  in lieu of outpatient clinic.This will afford additional experience in hemostasis, polypectomy, g-tube placement and additional experience teaching regular fellows.

Program Leadership

Michael L. Kochman, MD
Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine 
Endoscopy Training Director

Gregory Ginsberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy

Anil K. Rustgi, MD
T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Chief of Gastroenterology

How to Apply

To be considered for the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, please submit your application through the ASGE AEF match, including the following:

  • A cover letter
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Send all materials to:

Fellowship Program Director: 
Michael Kochman, MD
gifellowship@uphs.upenn.edu

Fellows

Current Advanced Endoscopy Fellows

  • Sara Attalla, MD
  • Gene Ma, MD
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