Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Overview

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.

Requirements
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 Thiruvengadam, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Past Fellows

Jennifer Phan, MD
Jennifer Phan, MD
2020-2021
Harold Paredes, MD
Harold Paredes, MD
2019-2020
Melinda Rogers, MD
Melinda Rogers, MD
2017-2018
Saurabh Mukewar, MD
Saurabh Mukewar
2016-2017
Hemant Chatrath, MD
Hemant Chatrath, MD
2015-2016
Krishdeep Chadha, MD
Krishdeep Chadha, MD
2015-2016
Kourosh Ghassemi, MD
Kourosh Ghassemi, MD
2013-2014
Christopher Hamerski, MD
Christopher Hamerski, MD
2012-2013
Michael Mendoza, MD
Michael Mendoza, MD
2011-2012