Thomas Jefferson University

Advance GI Surgery Fellowship

Program Overview

The General Surgery Division at Thomas Jefferson University is proud to offer a one-year Advance GI Fellowship. This one-year clinical fellowship focuses on minimally invasive techniques for the management of complex gastrointestinal and hepato-biliary disease processes. Trainees will gain a strong exposure to open hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgeries as well as open gastrointestinal and esophageal surgeries. The fellow will spend equal time performing laparoscopic and open surgeries and will be exposed to advanced esophageal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary laparoscopic techniques. The fellow will also be exposed to laparoscopic colon, incisional hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. Upper endoscopy experience will be provided by the surgical staff and advanced endoscopic techniques are available through the interventional GI division.

Clinical research is encouraged and funded basic science labs are available for those who may be interested in pursuing basic science research during the fellowship year. Submission of abstracts to Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and/or HepatoPancreatoBiliary (HPB) meetings is encouraged and supported financially. A new state of the art skills training center is available for the training of residents and fellows and offers the fellow an opportunity to participate in educational training activities with the housestaff.

Objectives of Fellowship

  • Training in MIS techniques for complicated hepato-biliary , pancreatic,and advanced GI  surgical cases
  • Clinical and basic science research opportunities
  • Supported meeting/travel during the fellowship year
  • Training in open GI and HPB surgery to enhance the laparoscopic experience

Interested candidates must intend to complete a five-year categorical general surgery training program prior to enrollment. Information can be obtained by contacting the Program Director, at (215) 955-8666.


Peter Jernigan, MD
Advanced GI Surgery Fellow

University of Cincinnati Hospital

Medical School
University of Alabama

Ernest Rosato, MD

Ernest Rosato, MD 
Program Director, Advanced GI Surgery Fellowship Program


Michael Pucci, MD
Assistant Director

Angela Carroll
Program Coordinator

Division of General Surgery
1100 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-8666

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