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, endoscopic suturing, and balloon assisted enteroscopy. It is anticipated that anti-reflux endoscopic procedures (e.g., TIF) and endoscopic bariatric procedures will be introduced in late 2022.

The fellow will be taught by four extremely skilled and dynamic faculty members (Sun-Chuan Dai, Abdul Kouanda, and Patrick Avila). The average graduating fellow is expected to perform 1200-1300 procedures. Approximately 1,000 will be from a combination of EUS and ERCP. The successful candidate should have completed and exceled 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. 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 timeline and instructions: ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship. We encourage individuals who are underrepresented minorities to apply to our program.

The application process for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed. 

The application process for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin in the spring of 2022. Please visit the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship website for further instructions.

For any questions, please contact Abdul Kouanda, Program Director for the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship or Svetlana Sogolova, GI Fellowship Program Administrator.