Weight Management Education and Training Opportunities
At Brigham and Women's Hospital, we are committed to teaching and training the next generation of weight loss medical professionals. To learn more about our education and training opportunities, please see the information below.
We offer a formal one-year clinical fellowship in bariatric endoscopy. Eligible applicants should have graduated accredited gastroenterology fellowship or surgical residency and have extensive endoscopic experience. Formal training in EUS and/or ERCP is not required. This fellowship includes obesity medicine training with extensive experience in pharmacotherapy and lifestyle management programs. The clinic is multidisciplinary and co-located with dietitians, psychologists and surgical colleagues, fostering continuous interaction and streamline patient care.
Fellows will gain direct hands-on experience on all available bariatric endoscopic procedures and develop expertise in pre- and post-procedural management. There are also several multidisciplinary meetings and conferences every month, and fellows are expected to actively participate. There are also opportunities for clinical and translational research over the course of the year.
The application process includes an online application and an on-site interview. This is not part of the ASGE advanced endoscopy fellowship match. Fellows who are interested in the bariatric endoscopy fellowship are encouraged to submit the application which includes
Online application form
Two letters of recommendation
The application is due on March 1 to start on July 1 the following year. Externship experience may be available on a case-by-case basis. For any questions, please email Dr. Pichamol Jirapinyo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Bariatric Endoscopy Fellows
As the oldest bariatric endoscopy fellowship program, many of our fellows have gone on to become Directors of Bariatric Endoscopy at major institutions nationally and internationally.
Phase 1: Bariatric endoscopic training acquired during advanced endoscopy fellowship
Dan Mullady, MD Director of Endoscopy, Washington University at St. Louis
Rabindra Watson, MD Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, CPMC Medical Center
Marvin Ryou, MD Director of Endoscopic Innovation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Michael Larson, MD Virginia Mason Medical Center
Kevin Woods, MD President, The Georgia Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Society
Phase 2: Pilot bariatric endoscopy fellowship
Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy, Director of Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic
Inbar Spofford, MD Dartmouth Hospital
Nitin Kumar, MD Director, Bariatric Endoscopy Institute, Chicago, IL