Advanced Gastroenterology Fellowship

Program Description

The Advanced Gastroenterology Fellowship is a one year program. We accept one fellow per year. The training sites include Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa General Hospital. The program is intended for physicians who are planning a career in investigative and consultative endoscopic oncology. Participants will receive training in advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and their application to the diagnosis and management of cancer.

The fellow will develop skills in the following:

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Ablation therapies for dysplastic epithelium
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection and dissection techniques
  • Enteral stent placement
  • Special endoscopic imaging techniques
  • Outpatient Management of GI Oncology Patients in a multidisciplinary fashion 

Training will occur primarily through mentorship in a setting of interdisciplinary oncology and will include development and conduct of supervised short-horizon research projects and participation in house-staff teaching activities. Core curriculum education will occur through attendance at the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology Fellowship Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum Conferences, utilization of the Section of Endoscopic Oncology on-line tools and manuals developed for purposes of core curriculum education. The fellow will receive program support to attend the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium held annually in late January and jointly sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 


One half-day per week will be devoted to research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will either develop or be assigned participation in short-horizon research projects that have a high probability of producing results suitable for publication or presentation at a national specialty meeting. The program director will be responsible for approving or assigning fellow research projects.

The fellow will be instructed in: 

  • Standards of ethical conduct of research
  • Design and interpretation of research studies
  • Responsible use of informed consent
  • Research methodology
  • Data interpretation 

The program will also provide (or help organize) support for the fellow to attend no more than one national specialty meeting during the course of the fellowship for purposes of presenting research conducted during the course of the fellowship. The fellow will also participate in the yearly Scientific Symposium through the process of abstract submission. The abstracts will be reviewed by a number of the teaching faculty and six abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. This is mandatory for all fellows at Moffitt.  



Candidates must have completed an accredited three-year gastroenterology fellowship-training program and are board eligible.  

Number of Positions

1 per year


Applications are due in the spring time frame with interviews scheduled April & May.  The fellowship will begin the following year on July 1.  

How to Apply

  • Completed application (PDF)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please mail all application and information to program director.

For further information, please contact: or

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF)  

Program Director

Cynthia Harris, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, FOB 2 GI Program
Tampa, FL 33612
P: (813) 745-8361

Program Coordinator

Jackie Campbell
Education Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
P: 813-745-3131
F 813-449-8798