Advanced Endoscopic fellowship

    The Emory Division of Digestive Diseases Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program at Emory University is a one-year program that trains fellows who have completed a three-year Gastroenterology fellowship program in the Unites States. The Emory digestive diseases program accepts one advanced fellow each year. The program offers training in EUS and ERCP as well as multiple other advanced endoscopic modalities.  We offer 1 position for both EUS/ERCP

    The program is led by the Emory Pancreaticobiliary faculty group within the Division of Digestive Diseases: 

    The group performs more than 800 ERCP’s and 900-1000 EUS/RUS per year. In addition, single balloon enteroscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, sphincter of oddi manometry, cholangioscopy, enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection, cryotherapy and radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus is also offered. In addition,  we are one of the only centers in the US to perform both confocal laser endomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography.  Over the last two years, the group has also been performing ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection) and POEM (per oral endoscopic myotomy) for Achalasia.

    The advanced endoscopic fellow performs two half days per week of routine endoscopy/colonoscopy and participates in night/weekend calls with the other Emory faculty as a general GI attending.

    There are multiple research opportunities available and fellows are expected to develop a research project during their advanced training year.  Some areas of current and previous investigation:

    • Metal esophageal stents
    • Fully covered metal stents for benign biliary strictures
    • Endoscopic management of early esophageal cancer
    • Post liver transplant bile duct strictures
    • Molecular analysis for the diagnosis of biliary strictures
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound guided cystgastrostomy
    • Prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis
    • Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
    • EUS guided needle –based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE)
    • Optical Endomicroscopy Applications in Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Endoscopic Closure/Suturing for leak, fistulae and bariatric complications

    The program participates in the ASGE matching program.  All applicants should review the ASGE website for deadlines regarding application submission and program dates.