Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program

The University of Florida Advanced Endoscopy program is open to physicians interested in comprehensive training in advanced endoscopy, including Third Space Endoscopy. The program started in 2004 and since then over 20 fellows have graduated and successfully pursued careers in academic medicine and in various practice settings. Currently there is one Advanced Endoscopy Fellow starting each year, with some overlap with the existing fellow due to the 18-month training period.

We offer an 18-month experience with time dedicated to 80% Clinical Activity, 10% Research activity, and 10% teaching time. Within the 18-month period, the program incorporates training in ERCP, diagnostic and therapeutic EUS, luminal stenting, advanced endoscopic resection techniques, suturing/defect closure, small bowel enteroscopy, ablative therapies and the full spectrum of Third Space Endoscopy.

A distinguishing feature of our program is that we provide comprehensive training in Third Space Endoscopy with the expectation that graduating fellows will be prepared for independent practice. Importantly, the third space endoscopy training is carried out over the entire period of 18 months allowing for adequate time and case volumes for skill accumulation and development.

Mission The goal of our fellowship program is to train competent, evidence-based, and compassionate Advanced Endoscopists who become leaders in the field.

Vision To provide the highest quality of care for patients undergoing advanced endoscopy.

Aim The University of Florida Advanced Endoscopy and Third Space Endoscopy Fellowship Program aims to promote comprehensive holistic approach that incorporates the cognitive, technical and collaborative components of patient care with a focus on patient outcomes in a model of shared decision-making. 

Apply to the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

  • Application must to be submitted to
  • ASGE Application
  • Post-Undergraduate Education
  • USMLE Scores (if necessary)
  • 4 Certification of Completion of Residency
  • Prior to appointment in the advanced endoscopy fellowship, fellows should have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited gastroenterology fellowship
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • We do not accept applicants with J1 visas
  • We do not accept applicants with H1B visas
  • We do not accept applicant with E3 visas

Fellowship Contact Information

Sending a written request:
Attn: AEF Fellowship Program Coordinator
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Florida
Box 100214
Gainesville, FL 32610

Fellowship Administration:

Peter V Draganov

Peter V Draganov M.D.

Professor Of Medicine
Phone: (352) 273-9400
Tiffany Rhoden

Tiffany Rhoden

Fellowship Coordinator I
Phone: (352) 273-9462

Current Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

Talal Seoud, MD

Medical School: American University of Beirut (June 6, 2015)
Residency: Stony Brook University (July 1, 2016- June 30, 2019)
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Stony Brook University (July 1, 2020- June 30, 2023)
Incoming Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: University of Florda (July 1, 2023- December 30, 2024)

Mark Radetic, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio University (May 1, 2017)
Residency: Cleveland Clinic (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020)
Gastroenterology Fellowship: University of Florida (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023)
Incoming Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: University of Florida (July 1, 2023- December 30, 2024)

Incoming Advanced Endoscopy Fellows

Yeseong Kim, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Temple University Hospital
Incoming Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: University of Florda (July 1, 2023- December 31, 2024)

Past Fellows

Fellow Location after fellow fellowship period
Yaseen Perbtani Digestive Disease Associates 2019-2020
Salmaan Jawaid Baylor University- Waco, TX 2018-2019
Calvin Koh National University Hospital, Singapore 2017-2018
Nieka Harris Sentara Medical Group 2016-2017
Alexander Schlachterman Jefferson University Hospitals 2016-2017
Roxan Coman Mercer University Navicent Health Medical Center 2015-2016
Atif Saleem 2014-2015
Ravi Prakash 2014-2015
Jonathan Blair Williamson Hartford Hospital Connecticut GI, PC- Hartford, Connecticut 2013-2014
Charles Shrode Asheville Gastroenterology Associates 2013-2014
Benjamin Young Associates in Gastroenterology- Virginia 2012-2013
Faisal Bhinder Calvert Memorial Hospital 2012-2013
Nanlong Liu University of Louisville 2020-2021
Venkata Subhash Gorrepati Boreland Groover 2021-2022
Justin Forde Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates 2022-2023