Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship Program

Program Description

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 at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) only. Night time and weekend call coverage may include coverage of patients from Denver Health Medical Center and the Denver VA Medical Center, but these patients would only be seen and treated after transfer to UCH. The nature of the training provided by this program will expose the trainee to many complex and critically ill patients with a variety of diseases. 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 procedures. 

Application Information​

We participate in the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship match and adhere to all rules and guidelines. Please visit the ASGE match website at for information and to apply to our program. 

Please address letters to:

Gus Attwell, MD, Program Director, and Hazem Hammad, MD, Associate Program Director

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email Barbara Caufield, Fellowship Coordinator:  

2019-20 Schedule

Date Details and Information
October 1, 2019 Program Entry. Institutions begin entering program information.
November 15, 2019 End of program entry. Last day for institutions to enter program information.
January 15, 2020 Applicants able to access website. Applicants will be able to review programs, register and enter rank order list.
February 28, 2020 8:00 p.m. EDT Application deadline. Last date for applicant to complete Application Packet online. Letters of Reference due to the Match.
April 16, 2020 Offer Interviews. First date for programs to contact applicants to offer interviews.
July 22, 2020 8:00 p.m. EDT Applicant rank order lists due/End of withdrawal period. Last date for applicant rank order lists to be submitted. Last date for applicants to withdraw from the Match.
July 24, 2020 8:00 p.m. EDT Program rank order lists due/End program withdrawal period. Last date for institution rank order list to be submitted. Last date for institutions to withdraw programs.
August 10, 2020 10:00 a.m. EDT Match Results Date. Results will be posted to this website. Institutions may view matches and download unmatched applicants list. Matched applicants may access matched program information. Unmatched applicants may download list of open positions.


Contact Info

Gastroenterology Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct.
Aurora, CO 80045

Hepatology Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct.
Aurora, CO 80045

Academic Office
12631 E. 17th Ave. B158
Aurora, CO 80045