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Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Creighton University Medical Center/CHI hospital system in the Omaha Metro region provides clinical fellowship training in advanced endoscopy for individuals who have finished their Gastroenterology fellowship.

Message From the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the newly approved Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship program at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Our one-year program offers comprehensive training in advanced endoscopy procedures, focusing on managing complex pancreaticobiliary disorders and other clinical scenarios requiring advanced endoscopic interventions. Trainees will engage in clinical research and attend educational courses, providing them with excellent opportunities for professional development. Our aim is for fellows to emerge as experts in the field upon completion of the program.

We appreciate your consideration of our fellowship program.

Experience

During this year-long program, fellows will gain expertise in advanced endoscopy techniques essential for managing pancreaticobiliary disorders and other gastroenterology conditions requiring advanced procedures.

The fellow will receive hands-on training in procedures, such as ERCP and cholangiopancreatography, EUS with interventions, endoluminal stenting, management of pancreatic fluid collections, endoscopic management of large GI tract polyps, endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, single balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic suturing, limited exposure to ESD.

Our dedicated team of two full-time advanced endoscopists is committed to delivering exceptional patient care, fostering clinical education and advancing clinical research. The program ensures a comprehensive educational experience, providing fellows with exposure to a substantial volume of advanced procedures throughout their training.

Fellows will be appointed as junior faculty members and have limited responsibilities as GI attendings. These responsibilities include call duties on the general GI faculty roster, up to two months of consult service and supervision of GI fellow procedures, etc. This framework allows fellows ample time to focus on advanced endoscopy procedures, participate in conferences and pursue clinical research endeavors.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an immersive, hands-on educational experience in advanced endoscopy techniques within a supportive and dynamic environment. Through dedicated mentorship, comprehensive clinical exposure, and robust research opportunities, we empower fellows to become proficient advanced endoscopists who deliver exceptional patient care, contribute to scientific knowledge, and shape the future of advanced endoscopic procedures.

Vision Statement

Creighton University strives to be a premier destination for advanced endoscopy fellowship training. Here, aspiring gastroenterologists will refine their skills, cultivate clinical excellence, and drive innovation in the management of pancreaticobiliary disorders and other complex gastrointestinal conditions.

The goal of our advanced endoscopy fellowship is to train fellows in a career of scholarly advanced endoscopy, including preparation that will provide clinical excellence, compassionate care and leadership in endoscopic research, as well as the ability to train future endoscopists in interventional techniques. 

Incoming fellows will be fully immersed in the entire spectrum of pancreaticobiliary disorders and other conditions requiring advanced endoscopic procedures, both in clinic and hospital settings. They will actively participate in a weekly specialized pancreas/advanced endoscopy clinic, encountering diverse clinical scenarios that necessitate advanced endoscopic interventions. Additionally, fellows will engage in weekly GI grand rounds, weekly tumor board meetings and monthly GI- radiology and GI-pathology conferences.

One position is available in the advanced endoscopy fellowship at Creighton University annually.

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-recognized three-year fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition by the start the advanced endoscopy fellowship.

There is no visa sponsorship for this position.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete their ASGE applications in the academic year before the program start date. Applicants must submit all documentation through the ASGE match website. 

ASGE documents include: 

  • Copy of medical school transcript and diploma 
  • Current CV 
  • USMLE scores (if applicable) 
  • Certification of completion of residency 
  • Personal statement 
  • Copy of valid ECFMG (only if you are providing your USMLE scores) 
  • Photo (optional) 
  • Three letters of reference 

Expectations of the Fellow

The goal of our Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship is to train fellows in a career of scholarly advanced endoscopy including preparation that will provide clinical excellence, compassionate care, leadership in endoscopic research, as well as the ability to train future endoscopists in interventional techniques.

In order to achieve this goal, we expect our fellows:

  1. To participate in and perform a wide variety of interventional endoscopic procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with various interventions, endoscopic ultrasound with various interventions, endoscopic mucosal resection, feeding tube placement, enteral stents, endoscopic suturing, balloon enteroscopy, and exposure to endoscopic submucosal dissection.
  2. To work with the advanced endoscopy faculty to gain exposure to several approaches and techniques for the above procedures.
  3. To perform pre-procedural rounds as well as perform post-procedure rounds to provide appropriate follow-up care.
  4. To receive formal training in fluoroscopy and ultrasound techniques.
  5. To help refine and develop new endoscopic techniques.
  6. To submit a minimum of one abstract to a national meeting.
  7. To prepare a publication based on his or her research, before completion of the fellowship.
  8. To be responsible for fellow training for appropriate consultative services, proper patient positioning, endoscope manipulation, endoscopic technique, equipment manipulation, and post-procedural care when working with general GI fellows.
  9. To participate in, and lead case conferences, didactic lectures, and journal clubs related to interventional therapeutic endoscopy.

Program Coordinator

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Joseph Koch
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Coordinator
Office Phone: 402.280.4238
Email: josephkoch1@creighton.edu

Program Director

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Sampath Kumar Poreddy, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Gastroenterology

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