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 fellowship program in the United 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.

    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, sphincter of oddi manometry, cholangioscopy, enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection, cryotherapy and radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus is also offered. Over the past several years, the group has also been performing ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection), POEM (per oral endoscopic myotomy) for Achalasia, G-POEM (Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy).

    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. 

    Contact Us:
    Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
    qcai@emory.edu

    Steven Keilin, MD, FASGE
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
    Steven.keilin@emory.edu

    Tania Davis, MBA
    Fellowship Program Coordinator
    Division of Digestive Diseases
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Tania.l.davis@emory.edu