Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship


The Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy position is a non-ACGME Fellowship open to current or recently graduated fellows in gastroenterology. The interventional endoscopy faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is committed to providing a comprehensive education experience in advanced endoscopic techniques to motivated individuals who interested in pursuing an academic career.

Clinical Experience
The program consists of a structured one-year third tier faculty career development program during which the candidate will gain hands-on experience in a broad range of advanced techniques including:

  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Diagnostic EUS
  • Interventional EUS
  • Luminal stenting
  • Cyst drainage
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Device-assisted enteroscopy

Research Experience
Faculty will be provided with research mentoring and will be expected to conduct novel, meaningful research during the year with presentation of their findings at national meetings with eventual publication in peer-reviewed journals. Ample opportunity exists for collaboration with departments outside of the interventional endoscopy service.

Applicants should have completed an ACGME accredited academic gastroenterology fellowship within five (5) years of application. Those candidates with experience in clinical research and an interest in academic medicine are encouraged.

How to Apply
We are participating in the ASGE AEF Match program. Apply to the program 

1) Curriculum vitae
2) One-page personal statement delineating your interest in interventional endoscopy and career goals
3) A minimum of two (2) and no more than three (3) letters of recommendation sent directly by the author

For More Information, Contact

Stephen Kim, MD
Director, Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
[email protected]  

International Physician Observership Program

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Kim at [email protected]

Current Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

Sushrut "Sujan" Thiruvengadam, MD

Sushrut Sujan Thiruvengadam, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Thiruvengadam completed his undergraduate training with a major in human biology at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he received a scholarship for a five-year research focused medical school training. He completed his internal medicine training at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics before finishing his general gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA.

Dr. Thiruvengadam's academic interests includes prevention and endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary malignancies. His research has focused on pancreas cyst evaluation, management of patients with genetic predisposition to pancreas cancer and risk stratification of duodenal polyposis in familial adenomatous polyposis. He also has an interest in teaching and enjoys working with gastroenterology fellows on refining different endoscopic skills.

Dr. Thiruvengadam is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. He is an active member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.

Past Fellows

Jennifer Phan, MD
Jennifer Phan, MD
Harold Paredes, MD
Harold Paredes, MD
Melinda Rogers, MD
Melinda Rogers, MD
Saurabh Mukewar, MD
Saurabh Mukewar
Hemant Chatrath, MD
Hemant Chatrath, MD
Krishdeep Chadha, MD
Krishdeep Chadha, MD
Kourosh Ghassemi, MD
Kourosh Ghassemi, MD
Christopher Hamerski, MD
Christopher Hamerski, MD
Michael Mendoza, MD
Michael Mendoza, MD