Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Tobias Zuchelli

Program Coordinator: Ivy Anspach

Program Description

The advanced endoscopy fellowship program at Henry Ford Hospital is a 1-year fellowship dedicated to advanced training in therapeutic endoscopy. Fellows will develop competence in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), advanced polypectomy techniques (EMR) and endoluminal stenting. There will be opportunities for involvement in interventional EUS (EGDE procedures, cholecystoduodenostomy, EUS guided gastroenterostomy etc.), POEM procedures, endoscopic submucosal dissection, device assisted enteroscopy, endoscopic suturing and bariatric endoscopy procedures based on the interest of the fellow. Graduates of the program will be prepared for successful careers in academic or private practice settings.

Facilities and Resources

The advanced endoscopy fellow performs procedures at Henry Ford Main Campus Hospital. The fellow primarily performs outpatient advanced endoscopy procedures and is not expected to see or staff inpatient consults. The fellow can participate during inpatient advanced endoscopy cases if they desire. Our endoscopy suite has three rooms equipped for fluoroscopy. We use the most current Olympus endoscopes.

Independent trainee activities
Inpatient service (weeks/year) 0
Ambulatory clinics (per year) 30
Committed time for research (days/month) 3


Annual procedural volume
Faculty involved in training Total annual volume Annual hands-on volume
with fellow involvement
ERCP 7 1385 431
EUS 7 1426 466
Lower GI EMR
7 300 135
Upper GI EMR
7 100 21
7 50 36
Small bowel enteroscopy
7 242 7
2 66 0
Bariatric Endoscopy
2 45 38
POEM 1  47  10

Clinical Research

Fellows are encouraged to participate in the ongoing research of the division and to present their findings at regional or national conferences

Program Faculty

  • Cyrus Piraka, MD, FASGE – Section chief of therapeutic endoscopy, Director of submucosal endoscopy program
  • Sumit Singla, MD, FASGE – Division chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of endoscopy
  • Ngoc-Duyen Dang, MD – Endoscopy site leader at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
  • Mazen Elatrache, MD – Senior staff, Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Robert Pompa, MD – Therapeutic endoscopy site leader at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Andrew Watson, MD - Director of endohepatology
  • Tobias Zuchelli, MD – Director of bariatric endoscopy, Advanced endoscopy program director

How to apply

One advanced endoscopy fellowship position is available per year on a competitive basis. Please apply using the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Matching Program website using the following link:


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