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The one-year Advanced Esophageal Disease Fellowship at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona offers fundamental training in managing esophageal disorders and performing esophageal procedures in a patient-centered environment unlike any other.

As one of the premier tertiary referral centers in the southwest U.S., trainees see a fascinating variety of pathology, from simple cases to rare conditions. Each trainee enjoys a balanced curriculum, access to renowned mentors, a wealth of research opportunities, personalized support, and one year tailored to their area of interest. The program accepts one fellow each year, which allows individual attention and camaraderie amongst the fellows and faculty.

Program highlights include:

  • Time in clinics with four esophageal doctors
  • Motility lab (reading pH, pH-impedance, manometry, FLIP topography)
  • Esophageal endoscopy, including bougie and balloon dilation, esophageal biopsies, wireless pH capsule placement, Botox injections, EndoFLIP topography, radiofrequency ablation, hybrid argon plasma coagulation, mucosal impedance, cryotherapy, endoscopic mucosal resection, pneumatic dilation, Lugol’s staining, and more)
  • Protected time for research with an assigned mentor
  • Electives with speech pathology, otolaryngology, foregut surgery, and allergy and immunology
  • Conference schedule including esophageal journal club, esophageal motility review, esophageal clinical case conference, and a GI-surgery foregut conference
  • Competitive salary, standard for Mayo Clinic PGY-7

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Advanced Esophageal Fellowship faculty member and trainee in the lab at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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More about life as a fellow

Through electives and research, you have the ability to tailor your training towards your esophageal interests. The potential for conducting electives at the other Mayo Clinic sites (Rochester or Florida campuses) is available but not mandatory.

Our graduates are prepared to thrive in a career of academic medicine specializing in esophageal diseases.

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