Joseph's University Medical Center (SJUMC), located in Paterson, New Jersey, serves as the primary teaching site for the Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship Program. The Medical Center is the site of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program under the academic self-sponsorship of St. Joseph's University Medical Center. The Medical Center maintains a comprehensive Division of Gastroenterology that offers a full spectrum of gastroenterological and hepatobiliary pathology and services. The Medical Center serves as a Level-Two Trauma Center for the State of New Jersey.
Our endoscopy suites recently underwent a state of the art expansion. The suites were custom designed to deliver safe and innovative care by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and medical equipment. Our new Advanced Endoscopy suites allow us to perform highly specialized, novel procedures and endoscopic surgeries, including:
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) and Submucosal Tunnel Endoscopic Resection (STER) for removal of mucosal and submucosal lesions (ranging from large benign polyps to early cancers).
- “Third Space” endoscopy including esophageal and/or Gastric Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) as well as Zenker’s Diverticulectomy.
- Endoscopic Suturing including endoscopic bariatric procedures such as Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and Transoral Outlet Reduction (TORe).
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in native and surgically altered anatomy including Endoscopic ultrasound Directed transGastric ERCP (EDGE) and Direct Cholangioscopy.
- Barrett’s Esophagus ablation and reflux management including Transoral incision less fundoplication (TIF) as well as AntiReflux Mucosal Ablation (ARMA).
The new endoscopy suites were unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony in April of 2023.
Training at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center affords our fellows the opportunity to serve a diverse population of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients of all gender backgrounds. Our patient population includes those from a wide array of ethnic, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Our fellows have participated in volunteer efforts within the cities of Paterson and Wayne, New Jersey. Annual outreach programs serving our community provide our fellows an opportunity to give back to the community in which they train. Outreaches in homeless shelters, rehabilitation programs, and annual walk-a-thons provide invaluable experience in character building and fostering compassion and camaraderie amongst our fellows, faculty, and the community-at-large.
Interventional Endoscopy Fellows precept at least 6 weeks of the general gastroenterology inpatient service, as teaching faculty.
Competitive salary, health benefits, malpractice, short-term and long-term disability, and retirement savings plans are available. On-site parking is provided. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, provides daycare/childcare services to its employees.
The Internal Review Board extends guidance and support to fellows with their research activities. A designated Research Director is available to guide and assist fellows. The Medical Center sponsors an annual Research Day that highlights presentations from faculty and fellows. On-site librarians offer personalized assistance with literature searches, inter-library loan, and reference services. Well-appointed computer terminals are available to faculty, fellows, and employees. Fellows receive a generous educational stipend for conference attendance and reimbursement for books, journals, dues, and technology.