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Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program

The Advanced Endoscopy Center within the Division of Gastroenterology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital offers advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, geared toward an academic endoscopist. The program focuses on technical and cognitive skill acquisition as well as endoscopic research training and experience.

Program Description and Curriculum

During the two-year advanced endoscopy fellowship, the fellows will receive exposure to all aspects of modern advanced endoscopy, including cutting-edge technologies not available at most institutions. A core focus of the training will be in pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, with broad exposure to ERCP and EUS along with other essential skills of advanced endoscopy including EMR, endoluminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal ablation and enteroscopy. While it is not possible to master all advanced endoscopic techniques in the course of two years, the fellowship will be tailored to accomplish the learning objectives of the fellow. In the second year of training, the curriculum will be customized for each fellow, providing additional training in more advanced procedures such as third space endoscopy, ESD, bariatric endoscopy and transoral fundoplication, among others.

Johns Hopkins’ advanced endoscopy group has a rich tradition of innovation, and fellows have access to the animal lab facility to perform research studies and enhance their endoscopy skills.

In addition to the technical aspect of endoscopy training, special emphasis is laid on cognitive training through didactic teaching and specialty lectures, as well as clinics. Fellows will participate in the weekly GI division and research conferences along with dedicated case conferences for pancreo-biliary or advanced endoscopy. Advanced fellows are responsible for case presentations at conferences and participate in meetings hosted by the advanced endoscopy group. The fellows rotate on the inpatient pancreo-biliary service and develop teaching and leadership skills by interacting with fellows and other trainees.

Advanced endoscopy fellows have dedicated block time for research and are expected to lead research projects, assist in the enrollment of patients to clinical trials and publish in major specialty journals. Fellows will be assigned mentors, matched by their interests, who will ensure each fellow’s learning milestones are met.

Program Length

The program length is two years.

How to Apply

Our program participates in the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Matching Program.

Program Directors

 

Current Therapeutic Fellows

  • Amit Mehta, M.D.

    Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (GI)
    Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Medical School: Dartmouth College (Geisel) Undergrad: Cornell University
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    Why Johns Hopkins: The chance to train under internationally renowned leaders in so many different areas of endoscopy and learn from the best in gastroenterology.
    Hobbies: Spending time with my children, skiing, hiking, craft beer, and the NY Jets
    Interests in GI: Endobariatrics, Obesity medicine, Third-space endoscopy, GI oncology
    Amit Mehta
  • Shruti Mony, M.D.

    Fellowship: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    Residency: Creighton University and Medical Center/ St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix , Arizona
    Undergrad and Medical School: Kasturba Medical College , Manipal, Karnataka, India
    Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Why Johns Hopkins: To pursue advanced endoscopy at Hopkins has been a dream of mine and living this dream now feels surreal. I chose Hopkins for its outstanding faculty mentorship , groundbreaking research opportunities, and its longstanding history as one of the top academic medical institutions in the country. I am fortunate to work with faculty who are pioneers in their own field, performing innovative procedures in pancreaticobiliary, bariatrics, third space endoscopy, esophagology and a lot more.
    Hobbies: Hiking, running and playing tennis, table tennis and travelling to new cities.
    Interests in GI: Undecided but currently interested in pancreaticobiliary and luminal
    Shruti Mony
  • Linda Zhang, MBBS

    Fellowship: General GI fellowship at St George Hospital in Sydney Australia, Therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in Liverpool Hospital in Sydney Australia
    Residency: St George Hospital, Sydney Australia
    Undergrad and Medical School: My med degree was an undergrad degree, which I completed at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
    Hometown: Sydney, Australia
    Why Johns Hopkins: Able to learn from internationally renowned world leaders in so many fields. It is clear from reading the literature and attending any GI conference that Hopkins really leads the way both in clinical innovation, and in research.
    Hobbies: Searching for good food, (very) amateur hiker, spending time with my two doggies.
    Interests in GI: Advanced endoscopy, particularly being able to offer minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions which previously required surgery.
    Linda Zhang
 
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