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Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship at AdventHealth Orlando! This is a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship that provides trainees with comprehensive training, education, and mentorship to excel as successful, independent, and respected gastroenterologists in any practice setting. Our curriculum is comprised of high-value didactic and practical components that facilitate the development of clinical expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gastrointestinal, pancreato-biliary, and liver disease through patient care, research, and education. This rigorous training will be delivered in an environment in which the well-being and professional development of our fellows is prioritized. We welcome the highest quality of applicants and invite you to consider the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship at AdventHealth Orlando!

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Mariam Naveed, MD

Program Director

Program Leadership

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Mariam Naveed, MD

Program Director

AdventHealth Orlando 

AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

Irteza Inayat, MD

Core Faculty 

Medical Director

AdventHealth Orlando

Markus Angelo Doria Agito, MD

Core Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando & AdventHealth East

Ilan Aharoni, MD

Core Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando 

Mustafa Arain, MD

Core Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando

Center for Interventional Endoscopy

Vishwas Vanar, MD

Core Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando & AdventHealth Apopka

Abu Hurairah, MD

Core Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando & AdventHealth Apopka

Ayman Koteish, MD

Core Faculty 

Medical Director Liver Transplant

AdventHealth Orlando

Torfay Roman, MD

Teaching Faculty

Medical Director

Fatty Liver

AdventHealth Orlando

Maryam Kashi, DO

Teaching Faculty

AdventHealth Orlando

Teaching Faculty

The faculty have trained in numerous geographic locations and have come from prestigious training programs. They are eager to teach you!

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Core Rotations

Clinical rotations are specifically structured to ensure trainees receive robust clinical experience.  The 36-month fellowship is structured such that approximately 31 months are devoted to clinical experience and at least five months are allocated for research and scholarly activities.

Clinical fellows rotate primarily at the AdventHealth Orlando campus with ambulatory rotations at AdventHealth Apopka, AdventHealth East and AdventHealth Altamonte Springs campuses.

The first year of fellowship will offer intensive clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings with emphasis on the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. During a four-week elective period, first-year fellows are encouraged to initiate research projects and explore possible areas of sub-specialization.

The second and third-year curricula further build upon the skills gained in first year training and incorporate experiences in motility, and pancreato-biliary disease, while also facilitating more consultative and endoscopic experience.

Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to further explore numerous clinical gastroenterology & hepatology subspecialties during elective rotations which will permit specific tailoring of their clinical training consistent with personal goals, or alternatively, will permit time to complete a research project.

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Program Overview

Curriculum

The curriculum is structured around the six ACGME Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Professionalism, and System Based Practice. The fellowship curriculum also addresses and fulfills recommendations for best practices in gastroenterology training from the Gastroenterology Core Curriculum, a directive put forth by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

The fellows will have a comprehensive education curriculum, covering the breadth and depth of all aspects of gastroenterology & hepatology through clinical exposure, procedural experience, quality improvement projects, opportunities for clinical and translational research, routine didactic lectures, grand rounds, and multi-disciplinary conferences.

Throughout their training, fellows will work closely with and receive structured mentoring from our diverse faculty that provide experience and expertise in general gastroenterology and hepatology and its subspecialty disciplines. Graduating fellows will meet the requirements to obtain sub-specialty certification in Gastroenterology as outlined by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Regular conferences will include didactic review of gastroenterology & hepatology curriculum, M&M, Pathology and Radiology conference and journal club.  Faculty presenting and precepting include experts in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, motility, and advanced endoscopy.

Outpatient clinics, inpatient consultation services, state-of-the-art endoscopy units and established robust programs in motility, fatty liver, IBD and liver transplantation provide the framework for clinical training in gastroenterology and hepatology at AdventHealth. Fellows attend a weekly continuity clinic with a faculty preceptor. Ample elective time affords trainees the ability to tailor their learning based on career goals and allows for more time for specialized training in hepatology, advanced endoscopy, transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease and motility. Opportunity exists to interact with colleagues in colon and rectal surgery, pathology, general surgery, and radiology. Fellows also contribute to the informal education of students and residents during outpatient clinics and on clinical rounds. Senior fellows are also expected to participate in the formal teaching of students and residents by delivering lectures and serving as preceptors.

Endoscopy training starts during orientation with assigned modules and time for practice on an endoscopic medical simulator. Procedural skills in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures are gained and honed as fellows rotate and advance through high volume inpatient and outpatient endoscopy units throughout their fellowship. Fellows also have access to Olympus’s ScopeGuide and can receive real-time feedback on shape and position of the endoscope, which can help fellows improve procedural efficiency and most importantly patient comfort during procedures. Senior fellows may participate in advanced endoscopic procedures at the discretion of the advanced endoscopy faculty. All trainees will receive training in general endoscopic procedures that excels the minimum requirements established by the ASGE.

Conferences

Structured didactic curriculum exists to supplement clinical experiences in a variety of learning formats including lectures, hands-on-workshops (endoscopy boot camp, simulation training), fellow case presentations and teaching rounds. Fellows have protected time each Friday afternoon for didactics. Several conferences occur throughout the week and month including an “Emergency Lecture Series” that focuses on the basics in gastroenterology for the first year GI fellows. As the year progresses, the focus shifts to the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology. Fellows frequently participate in the conferences presenting morbidity, mortality, and management talks, and journal article reviews.

Conferences

Frequency

GI Fellowship (Core Curriculum)

Weekly

GI Fellowship (Case Discussions)

Monthly

GI Fellowship (Pathology / Radiology Conference)

Alternate Monthly

GI Fellowship (Board Review)

Monthly

GI Fellowship (Journal Club)

Monthly

GI Fellowship (Fellows Research Updates)

Twice a year

Morbidity & Mortality Conference

Quarterly

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Monthly

Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards

Weekly

IBD Multidisciplinary Conference

Monthly

Pelvic Floor Conference

Monthly

Liver Transplant Review Committee

Weekly

Liver Radiology Conference

Weekly

Liver Chats with Dr. Koteish

Weekly

CIE Pathology Conference

Monthly

CIE Clinical Conference

Bimonthly

CIE Journal Club

Monthly

 

Research

Clinical research is an integral component of the fellowship. Ample opportunities exist for fellows to participate in clinical research, translational research, and other scholarly activities. AdventHealth Orlando campus is home to AdventHealth Translational Research Institute (TRI), a custom-designed 54,000 sq. ft. translational research facility located on the AdventHealth Orlando campus with 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress at any given time and over a dozen research areas as well as Nicholson Center.

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Training Sites

The multidisciplinary environment of AdventHealth Orlando campus will serve as the major training site for the fellowship with additional teaching sites to include AdventHealth Apopka, AdventHealth East and AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. Training at various locations of AdventHealth will expose our fellows to a broad and diverse patient base.

AdventHealth Orlando, is a 2,247-bed faith-based non-profit, tertiary, research, and academic medical center located in Orlando, Florida. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and a major tertiary referral facility for much of the Southeast, Caribbean, and South America.

AdventHealth Orlando is the region's largest academic university-level teaching center and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, and colon cancer surgery. It is home to the largest interventional endoscopy center in the U.S and now to the first accredited GI fellowship program in Central Florida.

AdventHealth Orlando is also home to multiple GME training programs such as internal medicine, general surgery and colon and rectal surgery fellowship and hosts rotating medical students from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Florida State University School of Medicine, and Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine.

 

Program Information

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Application Process

Join Our Team

We proudly received our ACGME accreditation in January 2022 and have filled all of our positions to start in July 2022.

For consideration to our program in appointment year 2023, please note we will be participating in the NRMP Match. At that time, all applicants will need to apply through the ERAS website. 

 

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator

Tennille Doyle

Fellowship Coordinator