This program represents a one-year funded clinical fellowship for training in
advanced therapeutic endoscopy. It is designed for recent gastroenterology
fellow graduates who wish to become proficient in ERCP, EUS and other new
modalities not covered in detail in standard training programs. Training
encompasses 12 months of clinical duty including endoscopic procedures,
outpatient clinics, and other duties encompassed in the clinical application of
these techniques. Current plans and resources are for one fellow per year.
Pre-requisite for admission includes completion of an accredited
Gastroenterology Fellowship program.
Facilities and Resources
Fellows in this program will see patients primarily at University of Colorado
Hospital, with call responsibilies at Denver Health Medical Center and the Denver VAMC. The nature of the
training provided by this program will expose the trainee to seriously ill
patients with a variety of disease processes.
All of our fellows are encouraged to be involved in ongoing research activities
as well as to develop independent research projects.
General Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this training program is to train accomplished
gastroenterologists to perform therapeutic endoscopic procedures. To that end,
the major goals are, a) to develop a detailed knowledge of the risks,
indications, and contraindications of invasive procedures, b) to gain
experience in the performance and management of patients undergoing these
procedures, c) to perform with supervision, endoscopic retrograde
cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, and ultrasound directed
biopsies, endoscopic mucosal resection, luminal stenting and other advanced procedures, and d) to develop skills in clinical research associated with these
We participate in the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy
Fellowship match and adhere to all rules and guidelines. We will
only be taking applicants through the ASGE match. Please visit the ASGE
match website at http://www.asgematch.com for information and to
apply to our program.
address letters to Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE, Program Director.
have any additional questions, feel free to call Kia Silverman, Fellowship
Program Coordinator, at 303-724-1858.