Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

This non-ACGME advanced fellowship is open to fellows in Gastroenterology who are interested in further training in endoscopy.

The advanced endoscopy fellowship at UCSF is a one-year-long intensive training program that provides comprehensive state-of-the-art training in EUS and ERCP. This includes but is not limited to interventional EUS procedures such as cyst-gastrostomy, endoscopic necrosectomy, EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy, and EUS-guided biliary drainage procedures. In addition, there will be opportunities to train in other advanced procedures such as EMR, ESD, POEM, ESG, TIF, endoscopic suturing, and balloon-assisted enteroscopy.

The fellow will be taught by four extremely skilled and dynamic faculty members (Sun-Chuan Dai, Abdul Kouanda, Michael Larsen, and Patrick Avila). The average graduating fellow is expected to perform 1300-1400 procedures. Approximately 1,000 will be from a combination of EUS and ERCP. The successful candidate should have completed and excelled in an ACGME-accredited gastroenterology fellowship. Responsibilities would include shared call responsibility for the in-patient Advanced Endoscopy Service and presentation of cases at multidisciplinary conferences. In addition, although this is a busy clinical fellowship, fellows will be expected to participate in clinical research and will be expected to submit case presentations and original research for presentation to the annual GI conferences and for publication.

Apply to the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Recruitment to the program is conducted through the ASGE Matching Program. See their website for the timeline and instructions: ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship. We encourage individuals who are underrepresented minorities and scholars from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to our program.

The 2023-2024 application cycle is closed. Please visit the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship website for further information.

For any questions, please contact Abdul Kouanda, Program Director for the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship or Jason San, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Administrator.