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Gastroenterology FellowshipGastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at United Health Services Hospitals, established in 2018, is fully accredited by the ACGME and sponsored by the Internal Medicine Residency program. It is a 3-year program that accepts 1-2 fellows per year. Our goal is to provide advanced education to allow our fellows to acquire competency in Gastroenterology with sufficient expertise to eventually act as an independent consultant.

GI Fellows will be working in the inpatient settings at both Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton. GI Labs are located at both sites, which are equipped to provide modern capability in gastrointestinal procedures. The outpatient office, located at Binghamton General Hospital, allows the GI fellows to provide comprehensive care of patients.

The Gastroenterology Department at UHS performs well beyond 10,000 procedures every year. These include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, esophageal dilation, feeding tube placement, and liver biopsy. Our department also offers more specialized procedures to our community, including ERCP, EUS (diagnostic and therapeutic), EMR, HRM, impedence PH monitoring, capsule endoscopy, fibroscan, cyst gastrostomy, etc.

Program Highlights:

  • Wilson Medical Center is a high-tech, regional referral and level 2 trauma center
  • An extensive and diverse patient population
  • Solid, well established base residency programs
  • Weekly lectures, grand rounds, board reviews, and M&M conference
  • Research experience provided through the outpatient office and UHS Office of Clinical Trials and IRB
  • Involvement in multiple institutional committees
  • Faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor of Upstate Medical University
  • Training in hepatic pathology for the understanding and management of liver diseases

Program Director

Mark Shumeyko, MDMark Shumeyko, MD

Title: Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Medical School: Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Curriculum, Faculty and Fellows

PGY-4:

Consult Service (6 months)
Hepatology (2 months)
Research (1 month)
Motility & Capsule Endoscopy (1 month)
Nutrition (1 month)
Elective (1 month)

PGY-5:

Consult Service (4 months)
Hepatology (2 months)
Nutrition (1 month)
Pathology (1 month)
Research (1 month)
Elective (1 month)
Motility & Capsule Endoscopy (1 month)
Procedures (1 month)

PGY-6:

Consult Service (3 months)
Procedures (3 months)
Hepatology (1 month)
Pathology (1 month)
Radiology (1 month)
Research (1 month)
Elective (2 months)

In addition, fellows participate in continuity clinic for one half day per week, with an average of 8 patients per session. Extra ambulatory experience will include hepatology clinic.

Faculty

Mark Shumeyko, MDMark Shumeyko, MD

Title: Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Medical School: Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Special Interests: IBD and capsule endoscopy

Atif Saleem, MDAtif Saleem, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship; Director of Advanced Endoscopy
Medical School: King Edward Medical College (KEMC), Lahore, Pakistan
Internship: East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Paterson, NJ
Fellowships: General Gastroenterology, East Tennessee University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN; Advanced Endoscopy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Special Interests: Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS, EMR, etc.)

Amine Hila, MDAmine Hila, MD

Title: Director, Department of Medicine; Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for GME; Medical Director, Clinical Research
Medical School: Faculté de Médecine de Tunis
Residency: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Clinical and Research in Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina
Special Interests: Motility and GERD

Ali Marhaba, MDAli Marhaba, MD

Title: Staff Gastroenterologist
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Residency: New York Medical College
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University at Buffalo
Special Interests: Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP and EUS)

Amanke Oranu, MDAmanke Oranu, MD

Title: Staff Gastroenterologist
Medical School: University of Nigeria
Residency: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Special Interests: Hepatology and IBD

Leslie Bank, MDLeslie Bank, MD

Title: Section Chief, GI Department; Director of Infusion Service; Director of Resident Research
Medical School: University of Cape Town
Residency: Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Special Interests: Liver diseases and clinical research

Gregory Scagnelli, MDGregory Scagnelli, MD

Title: Medical Director, Pediatrics
Medical School: Universidad Central el Este
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Special Interests: Pediatric IBD

Current Fellows

TBA

Stipends and Benefits

Salary: $60,000 (PGY-4)

Sample Fellowship Agreement

Benefits:

  • Insurance Coverage
    • Health Insurance: UHS is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with UHS Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). UHS covers a major portion of the health insurance premium. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
    • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy, or through mail order.
    • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
    • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
    • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, unexpected absences including illnesses)
    • 27 Days
  • Moving Allowance
    • A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each fellow.
  • Professional Development Fund
    • Each fellow is allotted $1,500/year to be used toward professional development, conferences, books, PDA’s, software, etc.
  • Academic Appointment
    • All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, NY
  • Athletic/Gym Privileges
    • Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.
  • Licensure
    • Obtaining a full New York medical license is required of fellows. NYS licensure fees are covered by GME.

To Apply

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a residency in Internal Medicine from an ACGME accredited program. The interested applicant should apply by emailing medical_education@uhs.org, including the following materials:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3), including one from your Residency Program Director
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcript

For more information, email: medical_education@uhs.org